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COLLEGE PROFILE

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 Students25,981
   Women11,747 (45.2%)
   Men14,234 (54.8%)
Graduate Students5,721

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate88% of 22,473 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 GPA3.56
SAT Math596 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading576 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $30,025
Out-of-state: $52,387
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,789
Out-of-state: $33,151
Room and Board
$12,810
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Freshman Award$15,353
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$24,880

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,424
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 22% 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 Population103,166
Nearest Metropolitan AreaDenver
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing94% of freshmen, 28% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotRalphie the Buffalo
Sororities17% of women participate
Fraternities11% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.4% Asian
1.8% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.1% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students3.7% from 100 countries
First-Year Students Returning85.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
44.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
20%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.44 3.75 616 597 592 27
Low 2.00 2.00 310 350 320 16
High 4.00 4.90 800 780 770 35
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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 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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