School of Mines is a highly rated public college located in Golden, Colorado in the Denver Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,584 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the School of Mines acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Mining and Petroleum Engineering, and Engineering. Graduating 78% of students, School of Mines alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $69,200.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering241 Graduates
Mining and Petroleum Engineering189 Graduates
Chemical Engineering86 Graduates
Electrical Engineering67 Graduates
Computer Science63 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering60 Graduates
Materials Engineering57 Graduates
Engineering Physics56 Graduates
Civil Engineering38 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
Colorado School of Mines Reviews
Mines is a fantastic school for anyone interested in STEM. It's curriculum is extremely difficult, which is why a degree from Mines is so valuable! The student body hosts a collaborative environment, which is very helpful when studying for exams or doing homework. Free time is hard to come by, but when you do you're surrounded by beautiful landscape, minutes from climbing, an hour from skiing. So happy to call Mines my home away from home!
Colorado School of Mines is known for its academics. The return of investment is phenomenal! Small class sizes with professors fill you with education. However, with incredible academics comes a cost. The party scene is not that good, unless you join a fraternity or sorority.
I am currently taking a few courses with Colorado School of Mines and Red Rocks Community College, and must say that the staff, environment, and class structure is amazing! Courses go in-depth, however, teachers are always there for you if you need any help or questions with the information. Homework is also manageable with a part-time career, and the class-size is also balanced perfectly! Thanks!