Boulder, CO
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$31,378 ($9,482)
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Reviews 1768 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Diversity: The diversity is not that great, however students like myself are working to make a change by being the change. The diversity can be way better, however its an expensive school which limits most people. I have no clue on the acceptance and the challenges are that it could be more diverse. It is a very open school meaning it accepts all genders and sexual orientation with no discrimination.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics at school are great, the mens and women basketball team are amazing and the students are really involved the interdependence of both sides are phenomenal. The team delivers and the fans support. the school spirit is great. All athletic facilities have already or are in the process of being rebuilt.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Campus transportation is the best, it gets you from one side of campus to another fast. Parking is a hassle but campus transportation is the savior, i love it. It is very efficient and it is free.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: I have never had a encounter with campus police so I have know clue how they treat people or act. School polices are fair, everyone on campus is an adult, so its basic stuff that you should already know and practice. Everything is smooth to me, you just have to take care of business and focus

College Senior

Greek Life: I have no clue on how to join or get into fraternities or sororities, however I do know that they are very active around campus and they are always looking for recruits and people to join. I see them around campus and everything and they are very friendly

College Senior

Drug Safety: Its college, there is a lot of freedom and all you have to do is go to "youtube" and see colorado parities etc. We were once the number one party school. I feel its apart of every college. I dont party nor drink so i have no clue whats going on unless i read about it or a friend tells me.

College Senior

Weather: The weather is so bi-polar, but its nice. Its all about perspective, the background of the mountains make any weather look amazing. Colorado is the only place where you can have all four seasons in a day. Its very unpredicatable but it does not bother me or slow my work ethic down.

2 College Senior

Parking: Im not that wealthily, to pay for a parking pass. They are very expensive, parking is terrible, that is one thing I do not like about this school. I park blocks away and walk a good length to campus. We have a huge student body and there are lots of people in attendance which means no parking. However, i can use the exercise and its helped me work on being early/ on time

4 College Senior

Academics: It is amazing because you get to grow and learn what you choose, some classes are better then others. However for the most part all the professors are passionate about what they teach which motivates my peers and myself to work hard. the workload is heavy but i know it will pay-off and the curriculum is fair. Job opportunities I hope they will be available in the future. My part is to grind and earn them

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is not really that diverse, there are people working to change that. International studies are growing in attendance, the mountains are beautiful. Its Safe, there are some cultural events and the local attitude is encouraging students. The price is so high to live here though, its bittersweet. Im working to change the atmosphere and it is getting better and better.

College Senior

Campus Housing: There are a-lot of new and old buildings on campus, some historical and some specific to certian majors, groups and events. They are all well maintained and kept clean. The dorms were old but they have been rebuilt and others are in the process of being renovated. There are certain spots on campus to socialize, everyone is really nice. cost is super high but its nice.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus security has stepped it up and they do there best to prevent issues and keep the campus safe

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I really don't go out a lot, the town is pretty expensive but its nice. a lot of organic options

4 College Student

Majors: I don't have to waste time with classes that won't help me advance I know immediately what classes I need and what I don't.

College Student

Majors: Not apart of an internship

College Student

Greek Life: I'm not part of a Greek life

3 College Student

Transportation: There's plenty of buses in the morning but after I'm done with class at night it feels like the buses take an extra long time to show up

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Not too many people looking for relationships. Everyone is attractive

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's always something happening if you know enough people

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There's some tension between Greeks and GDIs but overall everyone gets along

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not too much happens beyond drunk kids being idiots

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Boulder is a pretty white place unless you look hard

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Don't be an idiot and get caught and you won't have any trouble

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone lives off campus after freshman year so it can be hard to find a great place

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Boulder has a nice bus system and the free bus passes are a huge plus


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Sara K. Jordan
Littleton, CO
International Affairs
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There will be many times throughout the college experience when a student will question his decision and dwell on other possibilities. The University of Colorado-Boulder is a significantly large school where an incoming freshman will undoubtedly feel lost on the long and lonely walk to class. You will find yourself contemplating the benefits that a smaller school could have offered and wonder whether you made the right choice. But it isn’t hard to lose that in the amazing beauty of the campus and the kind, openness of the students, which makes it easy to find your place. As the years progress, you will notice more the value in choosing Boulder with the pure intention of skiing as many days as possible. Throughout your time spent at CU, you will ask if you have surrounded yourself with the right people. Later, when you are confronted with choosing a profession, serious criticism may be cast onto your once prized major.

Such questions will plague several students attending a number of universities, yet not all of them will find solace in knowing they spent four years studying in one of the most stimulating cities in the country. It is almost impossible to narrow the experience down to one deciding factor. There is not just one simple thing that separates CU from the countless number of universities that a student has to choose from. Yet, it could have something to do with the mountains. Being greeted every morning by Colorado’s towering terrain never fails to put an inflated ego into place. Looking down from the highest peak in Vail is more than a subtle reminder of the benefits of dedication. Even fresh Aspen air is capable of lifting the lowest spirits. You are given one life and one college experience. The knowledge you can gain at CU is immeasurable, but not everything in life can be based on an academic curriculum.

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