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University of Colorado Boulder
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  • 4 Year
  • BOULDER, CO

Report Card

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

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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 27,703 undergraduate students. The CU Boulder acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Computer Science. Graduating 72% of students, CU Boulder alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.

About

REGENT DRIVE AT BROADWAY
BOULDER, CO 80309
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

University of Colorado Boulder Rankings

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CU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1130-1350
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,198 / 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
$9,992 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 179 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 212 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 211 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
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    68%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    30%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,703 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,604
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 147 responses
  • Friendly
    29%
  • You can find all types of students.
    27%
  • Chill, so Colorado ;)
    14%
  • Preppy Trustfund and Native Coloradoan
    8%
  • Beautiful
    5%
  • Ignorant
    5%
  • California
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 245 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 290 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 148 responses
  • SKO BUFFS!
    40%
  • CU BUFFS!
    16%
  • Lively
    12%
  • Beautiful
    7%
  • Happening and fun
    7%
  • Accepting community
    5%
  • "Make Use of Who You Meet"
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 131 responses

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