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University of Colorado at Boulder

4.6 out of 5 (21 ratings / 16 reviews) Boulder, Colorado, United States
As one of only 36 U.S. public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Law (2)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

We opened our doors on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1876. We were able to build Old Main, our first building, with donations from our generous community and land that was donated by three prominent Boulder residents.

Education

Innovative academic programs, hands-on opportunities and rigorous course work will prepare you for a complex global society. While interacting with our faculty, which includes five Nobel laureates, eight MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellows, two U.S. Professors of the Year and four National Medal of Science winners, you'll develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills and an enhanced ability to think critically.

CU Boulder has a global reputation for outstanding teaching, research and creative work across more than 150 academic fields. Find a program based on your interests and talents.

Research

Research at CU Boulder encompasses thousands of scholarly, scientific and creative endeavors at any given time, resulting in new knowledge, technologies and creative work that advance the economy, culture and health of Colorado, the nation and the world.

Career

CU Boulder Career Services empowers students and alumni to become more employable and find meaningful work by being active participants in the career development process.

  • Major and Career Exploration

Our career development advisors can help you pick the right major and focus your goals for your future beyond CU Boulder.

  • Industry Nights

Smaller versions of our career fairs that focus on specific industries and networking.

  • CliftonStrengths and Professional Assessments

Assessments help you find the words to understand yourself, describe yourself, and narrow your professional interests.

  • Mock Interviews

Practice and perfect your interview skills before the real deal.

  • Resume and Cover Letter Help
  • Career Fairs

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
44 -6
2019
38
2018
38
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
230 -24
2020
206 -16
2019
190
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
124 -10
2019
114
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
50 -7
2019
43
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) seeks to support international students and scholars in pursuing their educational, research, and/or professional objectives at the university through comprehensive advising; engagement and programming; and advocacy efforts.

Housing services

The residence halls offer a first-year living experience, where students will live in cohorts based on their college. Additionally, for students with a status of second-year and beyond, Bear Creek offers an apartment-style living option that provides students with more independent living while maintaining access to campus resources.

Library services

The mission of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation Department (SCAP) is to collect, arrange, preserve, and make accessible the collections of the University's history as well as rare and unique collections that support the University's administration, teaching, research, and service.

ICT services

Support options for campus technology including desktop and software support.

Medical services

Medical Services (formerly Wardenburg Health Services) is the primary health care resource for CU Boulder students. Through comprehensive care and education we strive to give students the skills and knowledge they need to develop healthy life-long habits.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The University of Colorado Boulder has two indoor recreation facilities, 3 artificial turf fields, 4 natural grass fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 3 tennis courts, and a challenge ropes course. These are all located throughout campus and provide a variety of amenities and operating hours.  Come and explore the different opportunities that await you!

Student clubs

We’re not bragging when we say there’s a lot to do at CU. Whether it’s environmental protection, artistic expression, social justice or athletic competition that sparks your interest, our more than 550 recognized student organizations have something for everyone.

Student Reviews

Was lucky to be accepted by CU Aero!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the best aerospace programs in the country, where both the students and the faculty are interested in improving the overall quality of research

Mostly Goodish
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The workload was very large and not many resources were presented to students who had to work to support themselves. However the professors were largely wonderful and educated individuals.

University of Colorado Boulder is amazing!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful experience. Studying Humanities meant an interdisciplinary study of various subjects in order to give each student a diverse and well rounded education. The professors were amazing and I feel lucky to have graduated from such a prestigious university.

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