University of Colorado - Boulder Reviews
Rating 3.74 out of 5 2,914 reviews
Online learning can be a little bit difficult for almost anyone, but ACC and Boulder have made it very easy.
Very nice place, good teachers, great students, overall a good time. I am transfer student from ACC and it's been great so far.
CU Boulder is terrible. As a professor once put it, there’s about 3000 good students and 27,000 partiers. The thing I hate the most is the CU administration constantly sends out BS emails to act like they care about activism (I could care less, but don’t fake it). I understand school is a business, but at least treat your customers partially as students instead of numbers. The fact this school has an A- rating tells me this website is nonsense or CU spends a decent amount of money to clean up their bad name.
Watered down coursework with terrible TAs and professors. This school is a joke. Don’t waste your time here.
Astrophysics department is great. However, I also was a business (finance major). My business professors were some of the dumbest people I’ve met in my life. I felt an overwhelming level of stupidity with this school. Do not attend!
Online classes worked well. Online classes from continuing ed that were always planned to be online were better than last-minute COVID adjusted courses, as to be expected.
Amazing school - wouldn't have changed a thing. Great campus and college town, everything you could ask for in an undergraduate experience. Lots of opportunities to grow and experiences for all interests.
The professors and staff are awesome, they're all super passionate about their subjects and excited to teach. They're also more than willing to help their students learn and work through the content. Because the professors are so awesome, I look forward to going to classes about subjects I dislike (who would think I would ever be excited to go to math class!?!?!) because I know it'll be a fun and uplifting environment.
University made it easy to learn from home by setting up zoom and online meet apps for the students, all we had to do was log in and we had access to everything we needed. The university tech center is available almost 24/7 to help with any issues you or a professor might have. Everything was structure the same but instead of being in a classroom you sit in your own room instead.
They provide great activities to do if you wish to do them. They also love to get together and do things that can last all day so its great. The people are great and friendly, some can get picky with friend choices. The rooms are good. The school can't help much with money or other services since everything's online and you have to figure it out. Walking around campus can be great if you're joining there, it's also great to explore with your friends. The professors try to help as much as they can but sometimes you need to help them as well in order for them to do that.
I have really enjoyed my first year at CU boulder. The teachers are really amazing and helpful and want all of their students to succeed. Even with covid I feel like I learned a lot this semester with how CU set up online learning. Along with that, the students create an amazing atmosphere, and there is so much to do around campus so you are never bored.
Online learning was hard to get use to at first but the teachers were really patient and kind as we started the new year. Going in, I had never used zoom or other platforms such as canvas before. Learning how to maneuver through it was hard sometimes, but any time I emailed my teachers with questions they would get back to me extremely quick. Overall as much as I wish it was in person. they did really well making the best out of online learning.
Due to covid, I had a really hard past semester. The in person classes I had were not necessarily worth it as there was still no way to interact with students or material, which I understand is hard to do in a pandemic. I found that some of my teachers and TAs were great, whereas others used the pandemic to their advantage, such as using past lecture recordings from 2013. I was happy with their complanance to state mandates and covid responses, but I believe they could've done more for the students, especially for Freshmen and Transfers, as compared to other universities.
I've loved my time here at this university. I have made life-long friends that have seen me through the ups and downs of life, learned so much about my passions, and ultimately was helped to figure out who I was as an individual and what I want out of life.
I don't think that this is limited to CU, but universities across the country have failed their students this semester. Rather than adjusting tuition, mental health resources, and leniency policies for their students to accommodate the stressful times that we are living through, tuition and fees (for services that we don't have access to because of the pandemic) have remained the same, school work has increased, and the only attempt the administration has made to support their students' mental well-being is an occasional message from Chancellor Phil Distephano telling us to "stay strong".
I tried my hardest to get the most I could out of my college experience, but the way they treated their class of 2021 is absolutely horrendous. As a graduating student they 1) did not offer flexible pass fail credits as they did for the graduating class of 2020, and as other public institutions have done during the duration of the pandemic. The communication is horrible, the administration is really not there for their students. Maybe I would have left the university with a better impression but as they handled the pandemic, I know that neither me nor anyone I know who is graduating will be supporting the university as alumns. I wish them luck in gaining their repertoire back. The fact that the football team did so well this year is insulting and almost makes things worse.
The professors were accommodating but the administration was absolutely NOT regardless of any personal circumstances.