A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Colorado School of Mines is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
Website

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.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Colorado School of Mines

Cost

Net Price
$24,297/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,143/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,129/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,650/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,669/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.57 responses
19%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,386Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Smart.
    53%
  • All of the above, but most aren't awkward
    17%
  • Hard-wroking, money-driven, awkward
    17%
  • All of the above including awkward
    8%
  • Dedicated and supportive
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.64 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Hard work that leads to very talented alumni
    68%
  • People don't give up on stuff. They keep on going.
    17%
  • Slacking off? Prepare to die.
    10%
  • Work hard, party hard
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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Colorado School of Mines Reviews

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My overall experience with the school is amazing! Although it is very tough and competitive, I wouldn't trade it for any other school. I have met some amazing professors, students, mentors, and teammates. I am truly blessed to be going to school with the best engineering classes and professors in the U.S. My favorite experience at CSM is being a student-athlete because everyone is very familiar with the nights full of homework, projects, and practice.
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I have been at Mines for the past 4 years. I graduate in December. This school has been an excellent experience for me because it has not only allowed me to grow as a student, but a person as well. This school is not for those who are looking for a typical college experience. Prepare to buckle down to study engineering, science, or economics. Yes, surprisingly this school does not only specialize in engineering. I have had the opportunity to travel with the school to further my education outside of the classroom. I had the opportunity to tour a steel making plant in Chicago and a very good friend of mine was able to travel to San Diego for a Smart Materials Conference. There is plenty of opportunity to learn outside of the classroom, which is always a plus.
Colorado School of Mines is a very supportive community of peers. Coming into one of the most prestigious engineering universities in the nation can be very intimidating, but everyone is here to help. There are many resources available to aid you in studies, athletics, future careers, and personal development. Though classes can be very challenging, here at the Colorado School of Mines, you are never alone, and there will always be others willing to help.