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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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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 4,930 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the School of Mines acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Mining and Petroleum Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduating 83% of students, School of Mines alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $69,200.

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1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
About School of Mines...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Colorado School of Mines Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

CSM Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1160-1460
ACT Range
27-33
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$26,856 / 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
$11,774 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 57 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 61 responses
19%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 62 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    97%
  • Some
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,930 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
226
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Smart.
    48%
  • All of the above, but most aren't awkward
    23%
  • Hard-wroking, money-driven, awkward
    18%
  • All of the above including awkward
    8%
  • Dedicated and supportive
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 68 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Hard work that leads to very talented alumni
    67%
  • People don't give up on stuff. They keep on going.
    16%
  • Slacking off? Prepare to die.
    9%
  • Work hard, party hard
    7%
  • Accepting of bad mental health
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$84,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 44 responses

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