University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

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The University of Colorado Boulder embraces the differences of every student, staff member, and faculty member, recognizing that a truly diverse community includes individuals from a wide range of ethnic, regional, cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds. This is why CU Boulder’s community is also home to over 2,900 international students from 100+ countries.

The University offers a myriad of support services, programs, scholarships, and resources for first-generation students and students of color. One such service is the CU-LEAD Alliance, which is designed to help students from diverse backgrounds succeed through its unique academic learning communities housed within CU’s nine colleges, schools, and programs: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the College of Media, Communication, and Information; the College of Music; the Leeds School of Business; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the Environmental Design and Exploratory Studies programs.

CU Boulder encourages students to customize their education to their unique interests by taking classes across academic disciplines in order to contribute to today’s rapidly changing world. With hands-on experience, a world-class education, and the ability to think critically, globally, and creatively, our graduates benefit from a strong salary potential, high employment rates, and the opportunity to find and excel in careers they’re truly passionate about.

At CU Boulder, the hard work happening in our classrooms, labs, recital halls, and studios is complemented by the remarkable beauty that surrounds us. Appreciation for our iconic Rocky Mountain locale comes easily in Boulder, and as a result, we have one of the most active college campuses in the nation, where recreation, sports, and student groups play key roles in the unique CU Boulder experience. With 300+ campus and community organizations participating in the Be Involved Fair, 30 countries represented in the International Festival each year, 450 study abroad programs in over 66 countries, and much more, you’ll find many ways to get involved and make lifelong friends within our inclusive and global community.



Top 50 university for National Science Foundation research funding


Top 100 in National Universities | U.S. News & World Report


#61 in Best Colleges for Veterans | U.S. News & World Report


Top 50 Best Value Public Schools | The Princeton Review


Included in the Guide to Green Colleges list | The Princeton Review

Diversity Resources and Support

At the University of Colorado Boulder, we’re proud to have on-campus resources that support all of our students, such as the Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement. ODECE leads the effort of putting CU Boulder’s values into practice by partnering with other departments and units across campus to create inclusive and equitable opportunities and experiences for all students, faculty, and staff. The Office provides support for a variety of other offices, programs, and initiatives, including but not limited to the Center for Inclusion & Social Change, the Colorado Diversity Initiative, the Diversity & Inclusion Summit, CU LEAD Alliance, and many more.

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