Tuition & Fees

$12,086

$36,220

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
51%
500-599
31%
400-499
4%
700-800
19%
600-699
44%
500-599
33%
400-499
4%
30-36
35%
24-29
43%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
22%
24-29
58%
18-23
18%
12-17
2%
30-36
30%
24-29
54%
18-23
16%
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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

44%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,861
Declined + 7,288
Total Received 36,149
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Public

29,091

undergraduate students

6,139

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Integrative Physiology
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 4841
ACT 0532

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 35,230
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Boulder, CO

600-acre campus in Boulder (population: 108,090); 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.

University of Colorado Boulder
Regent Administration Center, Room 125, 552 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0552

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 12% of male students
 
13 sororities 21% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
51%
500-599
31%
400-499
4%
700-800
19%
600-699
44%
500-599
33%
400-499
4%
30-36
35%
24-29
43%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
22%
24-29
58%
18-23
18%
12-17
2%
30-36
30%
24-29
54%
18-23
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
($70 for international applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,861
Declined + 7,288
Total Received 36,149

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Kevin MacLennan
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Admissions
P: 303 492-6301
apply@colorado.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,699

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,248
Room & board $13,998
Additional fees $1,838
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $27,884
Average Financial Aid - $16,699
Total with Avg. Aid $11,185

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,562,263
State $8,106,415
Institutional $49,133,183
Other external $4,287,921
Total $84,089,782

Non-need-based

Federal $67,281
State $421,559
Institutional $27,202,136
Other external $11,692,729
Total $39,383,705

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Gwen E. Pomper
Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Director of Financial Aid
gwen.pomper@colorado.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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 Directors

Rick George (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Ceal Barry (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/student Services/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pac-12 Conference (Division I for football)
Mascot
Ralphie (live buffalo)
School colors
silver, gold, and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Computer Science
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Engineering
Art History
Art Practice
Art Practices
Arts in Music
Asian Languages/Civilizations
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysical/Planetary Sciences
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies
Biochemistry
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communication
Comparative Literature
Computational Linguistics/Analytics/Search/Informatics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Distributed Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education Instruction/Curriculum
Education/Educational Equity/Cultural Diversity
Education/Educational Foundations Policy/Practice
Education/Learning Sciences/Human Development
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Plus
English
Environment
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Experience Design
Film Studies
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
German Studies
Higher Education
History
Humanities
Information Science
Information/Communication Technology for Development
Integrative Physiology
Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices
International Affairs
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Law
Laws
Leadership Community Engagement
Linguistics
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Production
Media Studies
Media/Public Engagement
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Museum/Field Studies
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Political Sciences
Psychology
Real Estate
Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech/Language/Hearing Science
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Statistics/Data Science
Strategic Communication Design
Strategic Communications
Supply Chain Management
Taxation
Technology/Arts/Media
Telecommunications
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Integrative Physiology
  3. Communication

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

35,230

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

29,091
students

Female
44%
12,859

Male
56%
16,232

17%

6,139
students

Female
44%
2,677

Male
56%
3,462

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

26,917
students

Female
45%
11,974

Male
55%
14,943

8%

2,174
students

Female
41%
885

Male
59%
1,289

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: October 1

Summer: March 1

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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

87%

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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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

International Student Contact

Jeannine Bell
Assistant Director of Admissions
303 735-2437
jeannine.bell@colorado.edu

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