Location
Golden, CO
Undergrads
3,952
Tuition (in-state)
$30,684 ($15,654)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 414 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Computers: There's always an available computer somewhere- whether it be in CTLM or in the library or even in the student center you can find one. Still, I recommend bringing your own for convenience.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Mines is known for their fantastic academic standing. You will get a job out of here for all the time you put in. You will get an internship if you want one. There is not worry for that. It's also not hard to become a TA if you're interested in that.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am happy that I chose my program. I am in Chemical engineering and Mines has a very strong reputation for that. I have no concerns of finding a job out of college going here.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Let's be honest- Asians and white people. That's about it. There's a few other races, but the diversity is not AMAZING by any means, but there is no discrimination really.

The school is very religiously accepting. If you're christian or Catholic, awesome, there's clubs and bible studies. If you're buddhist, they've got stuff for that too!

I've never really heard of any discrimination of sexual orientation. Most people don't really care whether you're gay or straight and are totally accepting.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got the highest merit scholar based tuition because my family doesn't count for financial aid. The instate highest merit is a little less than one year of all expenses. It's easy to get a merit scholarship, you don't even have to apply! But besides that, there's not much in terms of merit scholarships because most students would receive one. I've heard financial aid isn't horrible, but it's not ideal. I just wish they offered more merit based things.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's not much in terms of on campus housing. Unless you're in a greek life or an RA, you can't live on campus- there's just not room. There is enough off-campus housing, but sometimes it is difficult to find. The best places get picked up pretty quickly but none are more than a 5-10 minute drive from campus so they are pretty close by.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: There's a lot of varsity sports but there's not a huge turnout of support for them because people are busy with school normally. But about 10% of students are in a varsity sport and most love it. There's also a lot of club sports that are easy for people to get involved in. Intramurals are fun, but not widely participated in.

The gym is fantastic.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's not really any bars or clubs in Golden, but Denver is a quick drive away so that's not that bad. It's not party central, but if you try hard you can always find some kind of party at one of the frat houses or in an off campus house. Just don't expect a major party or a rager like at state colleges or the kind you see on TV.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: You get a free bus pass and RTD pass to help you get around. But you don't really need it. Safeway is down the street for groceries and Golden is a 5 minute walk tops from campus so it's easy to get around unless you want to go into the mall, which a bus can easily take you there.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People at Mines drink, but you don't necessarily have to. Some people drink every weekend, some people don't. There's not a huge pressure to drink but just recognize that people do it.

Also, we're in Colorado. Weed is legal. Not on campus, but people will still smoke it. Not as bad as at Boulder though!

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are basically two off-campus dining options. You can walk to downtown golden (about a 5 minute walk) which has a variety of restraunts. Or you can take a bus or drive to Colorado Mills, about a 5 minute drive, which has a much wider variety of common restraunts.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm actually in one of the sororities. There are 3 sororities and 8 Frats. Nobody really "cares" too much if you're greek or not, it's just something to do. The frats are not very douchey or pretentious like other schools and the sororities are essenitially very similar in nature and are basically just a group of girls who like to hang out. It's very fun and you do great things for the community.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Golden has been said to have a negative crime rate... It's very safe to walk around campus, even at 3 am. There are also blue security help poles throughout the campus if you need anything.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think Mines is a great school. The school has one of the best academic standings in the nation and some people can find it very hard which affects their social lives. However, if you can get a balance between school and fun you will love it here.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Chinese is great! Pizza gets old, but there are amazing dine-in places around campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Chemical engineering is the hardest major at this school. The workload is ridiculous but the amount of help available is quite large.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are many classes available if the ones you want to take are full.

5 College Freshman

Computers: The speed is fantastic. Wireless covers the whole campus. There are many many many computer labs and study rooms. Printing is free at CASA.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Downtown golden is a 7 minute walk away, and it's beautiful!

4 College Freshman

Diversity: We have a lot of international students and many many many different beliefs towards religion.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I Am not in Greek life so I would not know.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Everyone either stays in their halls or homes and plays video games, or goes to a lame party and attempts to have fun.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We had a lot of courses and things we had to go through before we began the school year here.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This college is amazing and so are the people. Every day is a beautiful day to live in Colorado.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is fantastic! Everything is within a 5 minute walk, and the people are amazing. Everyone is more than willing to help with any homework or projects you might have, and there's only positive thinking when it comes to school work. Everyone knows each other is smart here so there's a mutual respect when it comes to just about everything. People enjoy sports together, as well as plenty of video games.

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