About University of Colorado Boulder
On Campus Housing
University of Colorado Boulder is a public institution located at Boulder, Colorado and is one of the 34 United States research institutions belonging to the 'Association of American Universities'. Collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship are emphasized in the academic model of the university.
The prime objective at the university is to merge great ideas with ambitious goals thus preparing the students for successful careers. Experience, perspectives, and opportunities are provided at the university which is aimed at the overall development of the students so as to recognize skills, merge it with passion and instill a sense of responsibility to improving local and global communities.
University's acceptance rate is 77%.
There are 33,977 students enrolled in the university including 28,386 full-timers and 5,591 part-timers.
The university has 2,150 academic faculties and 2,055 research faculty apart from over 850 visiting international scholars. The student-faculty ratio is 18:1.
The total graduation rate is 70% at the university. Retention rate is 86% for full-time students and 62% for part-time students.
- University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Online Education at University of Colorado Boulder
The online program at the university offers the chance to watch classes live, actively participate in the discussions and attend lectures on campus on a virtual pedestal. Though the course is flexible and individually paced, online students will have the same access to the faculty, classmates and other academic support and the course will be as rigorous and sophisticated as the on-campus counterpart.
The online classes at the University are managed through Desire2Learn (D2L) online learning management system.
Some student reviews about the university are as follows.
The college experience is great. It has a very sociable climate and the people are very friendly.
The professors are eager to help. There are countless resources for students to utilize around the campus. Student clubs and organizations are very active throughout the year.
The city of Boulder is stunning. The food and environment are healthy. The campus provides endless opportunities and promotes hard work in a friendly way that makes the students willing to walk the extra mile.
Forbes has ranked the university 131st in 'Top Colleges list'.
The university is ranked 32nd in 'Public Colleges', 70th in 'Research Universities' and 99th in 'America’s Best Value Colleges'.
According to the US News, the university is ranked at number 96 in 'National Universities'.
The college is also ranked 59th in 'Best Colleges for Veterans' and 137th in 'Best Value Schools'.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to UCB, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $43,079. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$81,328 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,778 per year for living on campus. University of Colorado Boulder offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At UCB, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 55% male and 45% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university provides scholarships, grants, loans and work-study option as financial support to the students in need. Students interested in opting for such aids must fill in the FAFSA form. University Of Colorado federal school code is 001370. The various financial aids provided by the university are as follows.
Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans, Graduate PLUS loan and federal work-study options are provided.
State Aids provided by the university include Colorado College Responsibility Grant, Colorado Graduate Grant, and Grad Student Fee Grant; University of Colorado Boulder Impact Scholarship and the University of Colorado Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program for Colorado resident students. Apart from that, Arts and Humanities Merit Scholarship and Regent Scholarship are also provided as State scholarships.
Institutional Aids include Student Fee Grant, CU Boulder Grant, CU Gold Grant, CU Donor Grant, CU Promise Grant, First Generation Grant, and CU Achieve. Institutional scholarships such as D.H. Merkowitz Book Scholarship- Arts and Sciences, Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship- Arts and Sciences, Alumni Association Northern California Chapter Scholarship and Charles Schwab CFP Scholarship are also given.
The provision of Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.