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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 Sitewww.colorado.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students25,805
   Women11,843 (45.9%)
   Men13,962 (54.1%)
Graduate Students5,920

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate84% of 21,744 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.57
SAT Math598 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading579 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $29,429
Out-of-state: $51,197
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,529
Out-of-state: $32,297
Room and Board
$12,258
Average Percent of Need Met87%
Average Freshman Award$12,944
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$23,413

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,393
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-59 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Boulder Population94,673
Nearest Metropolitan AreaDenver
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing95% of freshmen, 28% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotRalphie the Buffalo
Sororities16% of women participate
Fraternities11% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
1.6% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.7% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students2.9% from 94 countries
First-Year Students Returning84.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
41.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
20%
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.37 3.66 618 614 603 27
Low 1.88 1.94 410 400 350 15
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 770 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• A live buffalo serves as the UCB mascot.

• UCB is within a three-hour drive of many ski/snowboard resorts.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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