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University of Colorado Boulder

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide 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.

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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.

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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.

Location & Contact




Regent Drive at Broadway


  • 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'.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1150 - 1360



  • ACT Range

    25 - 31

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


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Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year 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 The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


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Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Business Administration, Management...

    805 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    427 Graduates

  • Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

    331 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    331 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    251 Graduates

  • Economics

    249 Graduates

  • Journalism

    228 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    218 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    251 Graduates

  • Economics

    249 Graduates

  • Journalism

    228 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    218 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    197 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    171 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    167 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    166 Graduates

  • Sociology

    160 Graduates

  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

    131 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    131 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    110 Graduates

  • Environmental Design

    95 Graduates

  • History

    95 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    94 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    94 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    91 Graduates

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

    84 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    84 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    81 Graduates

  • Biochemical Engineering

    79 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    79 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    72 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    71 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    68 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    66 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    59 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    53 Graduates

  • Music

    52 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    46 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    44 Graduates

  • Physics

    42 Graduates

  • Applied Mathematics

    42 Graduates

  • Environmental/Environmental Health...

    40 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    38 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    37 Graduates

  • Architectural Engineering

    35 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    32 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    31 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    31 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    29 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    22 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    22 Graduates

  • Engineering Physics

    21 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    18 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    17 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    17 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    16 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    14 Graduates

  • Dance

    9 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    9 Graduates

  • Engineering, General

    8 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

93% / 7%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



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Economic Diversity

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 Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Ralphie (live buffalo)

School Colors

silver, gold, and black

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Pacific-12 Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)


Cross Country




Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country






Track and Field


Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$8,000 - $25,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$83 - $265

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


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Students Receiving State Aid


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Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $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.

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