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University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO
The University of Colorado Boulder, founded in 1876, is a comprehensive, public university and a major research and teaching university. Its 600-acre campus is located in Boulder, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, 27 miles northwest of Denver.
Web Site www.colorado.edu/
Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 27,846
   Women 12,355 (44.4%)
   Men 15,491 (55.6%)
Graduate Students 5,925
ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 77% of 34,047 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
 
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.65
SAT Math 608 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 583 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance In-state: $29,215
Out-of-state: $52,763
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $11,531
Out-of-state: $35,079
  Room and Board $13,590
Average Percent of Need Met 82%
Average Freshman Award $16,237
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$27,405
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ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,499
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
CAMPUS LIFE
Boulder Population 103,166
Nearest Metropolitan Area Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Ralphie the Buffalo
Sororities 20% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate
STUDENTS
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
12.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.9% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 7.0% from 122 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 20.0%