The Colorado School of Mines, founded in 1874, is a public college of engineering and science studies. Its 373-acre campus is located in Golden, 20 miles west of Denver.

Website: www.mines.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,612
Undergraduate
Students
(27.9%) 1,287 Women
(72.1%) 3,325 Men
1,264
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
40% of 12,284 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.80
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,133
Out-of-state: $51,753
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,964
Out-of-state: $38,584
Room and Board
$13,169
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$15,356
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,221
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
285
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Golden Population
19,393
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Burro
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
7.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
6.8% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1500 Illinois Street
City, State, Zip
Golden, CO 80401-1887
Phone
(303) 273-3220
Fax
(303) 273-3509
E-mail
admissions@mines.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Rank in upper quartile of high school class recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
40% of 12,284 applicants were admitted
Women
44% of 3,749 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 8,535 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,126 (23%) of 4,957 admitted students enrolled
Women
324 (20%) of 1,652 admitted students enrolled
Men
802 (24%) of 3,305 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,427
Students Accepting Wait List Position
111
Students Admitted From Wait List
9

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.80
3.75 and Above
65%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
67%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 56%
Top quarter: 90%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
14%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,133
Out-of-state: $51,753
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,964
Out-of-state: $38,584
Room and Board
$13,169
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@mines.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001348
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
818 (83.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
472 (57.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
472 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
112 (23.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$15,356
Need-Based Gift
Received by 265 (56.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,626
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 457 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,387
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 403 (85.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
359 (36.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,948

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,807 (64.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,968 (70.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,956 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
425 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$13,912
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,083 (55.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,869
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,753 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,414
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,342 (68.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,405 (32.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,272

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,221
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
1,562
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,749
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Statistics, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
285
Part-Time Faculty
247
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
47%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
743,142
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Professional Master's, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Materials
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Management of Technology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Materials
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Management of Technology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics

Location and Setting


Golden Population
19,393
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs
Campus Size
499 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
89 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Denver
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
72%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
fully trained police officers

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Burro
School Colors
Navy blue and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf     x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
bowling, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby
Men's Club Sports
bowling, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, equestrian sports, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, society of women engineers, residence hall association, associated students of colorado school of mines, student professional societies/ and/ religious organizations, multicultural engineering program
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,612
Women
1,287 (27.9%)
Men
3,325 (72.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,397
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
7.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students.
6.8% from 42 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,264

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
73.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
75.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Average Starting Salary
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Engineering 11%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 1%
Medicine 1%

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