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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 Students27,846
   Women12,355 (44.4%)
   Men15,491 (55.6%)
Graduate Students5,925

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate77% of 34,047 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 GPA3.65
SAT Math608 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading583 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-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 Met82%
Average Freshman Award$16,237
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$27,405

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,499
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population103,166
Nearest Metropolitan AreaDenver
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotRalphie the Buffalo
Sororities20% 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 Students7.0% from 122 countries
First-Year Students Returning87.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
47.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.56 3.87 649 656 29
Low 2.30 2.30 510 530 13
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 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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