University of Colorado Boulder (2024)

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  2. Value

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  3. Diversity

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  4. Campus

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  5. Athletics

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  6. Party Scene

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  7. Professors

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  8. Location

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  9. Dorms

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  10. Campus Food

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  12. Safety

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CU Boulder is a highly rated public university located in Boulder, Colorado in the Denver Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 30,707 undergraduate students. The CU Boulder acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Computer Science. Graduating 75% of students, CU Boulder alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.

About

REGENT DR AT BROADWAY
BOULDER, CO 80309
Branch of
University of Colorado System

About CU Boulder...

  • Common App Accepted
  • Public College
  • SAT/ACT Optional
  • Some Online Degrees

Athletic Division

NCAA Division I-FBS

Athletic Conference

Pacific-12 Conference

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  • Colorado
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University of Colorado Boulder Rankings

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CU Admissions

Acceptance Rate

81%

Application Deadline

Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

January 15

SAT Range

1160-1390

ACT Range

26-32

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Early Decision/Early Action

Yes

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Will You Get Into CU?

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Cost

Net Price

$21,836/ year

National

$15,523

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Average Total Aid Awarded

$10,477/ year

National

$7,535

Students Receiving Financial Aid

68%

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Academics

Professors

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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.

Student Faculty Ratio

16:1

Evening Degree Programs

No

73%

of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.202 responses

57%

of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.249 responses

51%

of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.248 responses

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Majors

Most Popular Majors

  • Business

    1,087 Graduates

  • Psychology

    567 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    473 Graduates

  • Public Relations

    409 Graduates

  • Physiology and Pathology

    310 Graduates

  • Economics

    284 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    235 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    235 Graduates

  • Sociology

    216 Graduates

  • Environmental Science

    214 Graduates

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Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online

Total number of complete undergraduate programs offered online or through distance learning.

1

Offers Online Courses

College offers distance education courses.

Yes

Online Certificate Programs

Total number of certificate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Associates Programs

Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Bachelor's Programs

Total number of bachelor's degree programs offered online or through distance education.

1

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How Students Learn

Based on class setting of student enrollment.

  • Mix of Online and on Campus

    30%

  • On Campus

    66%

  • Online

    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment

30,707Undergrads

Part-Time Undergrads

2,306

Undergrads Over 25

5%

Pell Grant

14%

Varsity Athletes

1%

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?

Based on

185 responses

  • You can find all types of students.

    29%

  • Friendly

    25%

  • Chill, so Colorado ;)

    16%

  • Preppy Trustfund and Native Coloradoan

    8%

  • Ignorant

    4%

  • Beautiful

    4%

  • California

    3%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus

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Poll

54%

of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.282 responses

Poll

60%

of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.327 responses

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes your school?

Based on

185 responses

  • SKO BUFFS!

    38%

  • CU BUFFS!

    12%

  • Lively

    11%

  • Beautiful

    10%

  • Happening and fun

    6%

  • Accepting community

    5%

  • "Make Use of Who You Meet"

    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$50,800/ year

National

$33,028

Graduation Rate

75%

National

49%

Employed 2 Years After Graduation

92%

National

83%

81%

of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.138 responses

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