University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

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Tuition & Fees

$12,466

$38,284

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
570
75th
680
25th
560
75th
32
25th
24
75th
29
25th
23
75th
31
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 37,221
Declined 6,982
Total Received 44,203
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Public

34,026

undergraduate students

7,800

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1876, The University of Colorado Boulder is a comprehensive public university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Leeds School of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Music, College of Media, Communication and Information, School of Education, and Program in Environmental Design. Its 600-acre campus is located in Boulder, 27 miles northwest of Denver.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 41,826
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

600-acre campus in Boulder (population: 108,507); 30 miles from Denver. Major airport, bus, and train serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to apartment complex, East Campus, and Research Park locations.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

University of Colorado Boulder
None
Boulder, CO
80309-0552

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
570
75th
680
25th
560
75th
32
25th
24
75th
29
25th
23
75th
31
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee ($70 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 37,221
Declined 6,982
Total Received 44,203

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

88%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services

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Financial Aid

50%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,933

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,728
Room & board $15,220
Additional fees $1,738
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $28,886
Average Financial Aid - $10,933
Total with Avg. Aid $17,953

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,350,782
State $9,648,394
Institutional $51,408,137
Other external $4,358,457
Total $88,765,770

Non-need-based

Federal $5,692
State $413,543
Institutional $30,581,003
Other external $12,379,688
Total $43,379,926

Scholarships

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Financial Aid Office


P: 303 492-5091
F: 303 492-0838
financialaid@colorado.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Skiing yes yes
Soccer yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, crew, cycling, dance, diving, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, fly fishing, freeskiing, ice hockey, kayaking, lacrosse, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, crew, cycling, dance, diving, equestrian sports, fencing, fly fishing, field hockey, freeskiing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, bocce ball, basketball, broomball, climbing, cornhole, diving, dodgeball, endurance running/racing, figure skating, flag football, goalball, gymnastics, hiking, hip hop dance, hurling, ice hockey, inner-tube water polo, kickball, ladder golf, martial arts, outdoor soccer, powerlifting, quidditch, skiing, skydiving, slacklining, snowboarding, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Wiffle ball, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pac-12 Conference (Division I for football)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Applied Engineering. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Architectural Engineering. yes yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes yes
Artificial Intelligence. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Astronomy. yes
Astrophysics. yes yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes yes yes
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other. yes yes
Biochemical Engineering. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Statistics. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical Physics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Comparative Group Studies. yes
Comparative Literature. yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dance, General. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Electrical and Computer Engineering. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
Engineering, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes yes
Intermedia/Multimedia. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Journalism, Other. yes yes
Journalism. yes yes
Learning Sciences. yes yes
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other. yes
Linguistics. yes yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Science. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Multicultural Education. yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physiology, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other. yes
Real Estate. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Statistics, General. yes
Taxation. yes
Telecommunications Engineering. yes yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Strategic Communication
  3. Finance

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

41,826

total students

56%

in-state

44%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

34,026
students

Female
45%
15,443

Male
55%
18,583

19%

7,800
students

Female
45%
3,486

Male
55%
4,314

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

26,702
students

Female
46%
12,284

Male
54%
14,418

22%

7,324
students

Female
43%
3,159

Male
57%
4,165

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

0%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 1

Spring: October 1

Summer: March 15

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 82
Countries most often represented China
India
Kuwait
Malaysia
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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