University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

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Tuition & Fees

$12,500

$38,318

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
51%
500-599
28%
400-499
5%
700-800
22%
600-699
40%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
30-36
35%
24-29
47%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 31,933
Declined 8,807
Total Received 40,740
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Public

31,101

undergraduate students

6,549

graduate students

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School Facts

The University of Colorado Boulder, founded in 1876, 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 37,650
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.

  • Metropolitan area: Denver
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Denver International

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder
80309-0552

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • CU Gaming
  • Boulder Freeride
  • Neuroscience Club
  • Association of Holistic Wellness

Top Events

  • Conference on World Affairs
  • Parents' Weekend
  • Global Jam
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • University police department, LifeLine Response app connecting to police dispatch center

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
86%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
51%
500-599
28%
400-499
5%
700-800
22%
600-699
40%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
30-36
35%
24-29
47%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.67

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 31,933
Declined 8,807
Total Received 40,740

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,728
Room & board $14,778
Additional fees $1,772
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,404
Total $29,882

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Ice hockey, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Ice hockey, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Architectural Engineering
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemical Engineering
Biochemistry
Business Administration and Management, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism, Other
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

37,650

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

31,101
students

Female
45%
14,144

Male
55%
16,957

17%

6,549
students

Female
44%
2,910

Male
56%
3,639

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

28,834
students

Female
46%
13,253

Male
54%
15,581

8%

2,267
students

Female
40%
891

Male
60%
1,376

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 46%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
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

1,476

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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