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

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 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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent 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-prepatory 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

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Financial Facts

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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
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

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