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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 Students26,426
   Women11,694 (44.3%)
   Men14,732 (55.7%)
Graduate Students5,654

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate84% of 28,768 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 GPA3.58
SAT Math601 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading579 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $28,379
Out-of-state: $51,413
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,091
Out-of-state: $34,125
Room and Board
$13,194
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Freshman Award$15,782
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$25,126

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,417
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 20% 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 94% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotRalphie the Buffalo
Sororities19% of women participate
Fraternities 11% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.1% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students4.9% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning84.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
46.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.42 3.74 615 606 596 27
Low 1.90 1.90 360 440 340 8
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 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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