CU Boulder At A Glance
Type of School: Public research university
Size of Campus: 786 acres
Number of Students: 34,975 degree-seeking students; 28,978 undergraduate students, 5,997 graduate students; 2,915 international students; 9,161 US students of color; 59.7% resident, 40% non-resident; 54.6% male, 45.4% female
Number of Faculty: 4,500+ academic and research faculty; 18:1 faculty-student ratio; 85% of classes with fewer than 50 students
Colleges, programs, and degrees:
• 9 colleges, schools, and independent programs
• 4,000+ academic courses in 150 fields of study
• 110+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs
• 97 undergraduate, 83 master’s, and 61 doctorate majors
• 32 concurrent bachelor’s/master’s degree programs
• 68 minors and 41 certificate programs
• 12 research institutes and 75+ research centers
Geographic Diversity: 2,900+ degree-seeking international students; 138 international first-year students from 100+ countries
International Student Services: International Student and Scholar Services provides holistic services to support you throughout your program, including immigration advising, assistance with cultural adjustment, advocacy on campus and with governmental agents and entities, and programming to foster involvement in the campus community. ISSS also provides educational, social, and cultural programs for the international population to foster their engagement on campus and in the local community. Programs include CU International, International Peer Mentors, the International Festival, and many student clubs and organizations.
International Student Budget: The estimated annual cost is $60,156, covering tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, health insurance, and books and supplies.
Financial Aid: International students are eligible for a few highly selective merit-based CU Boulder scholarships, but they must submit official ACT or SAT scores with their complete application by January 15 to be considered.
Test Score Requirements:
• TOEFL/IELTS minimum English proficiency scores
- Engineering majors: TOEFL 83, IELTS 6.5, Duolingo 105
- Other majors: TOEFL 75, IELTS 6.5, Duolingo 100
• SAT/ACT scores*
- Business majors: SAT 1300–1410, ACT 29–32
- Engineering majors: SAT 1310–1480, ACT 29–34
- Other majors: SAT 1170–1370, ACT 26–32
* SAT or ACT scores are only required for students interested in being considered for merit-based scholarships.
Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Early Action deadline: November 15
• Regular Decision deadline: January 15