University of Colorado - Boulder Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Boulder, CO
Website
www.colorado.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
23,662
Part-Time Undergrads
2,279
Setting
Small city
In-State Tuition
$9,482
Out-of-State Tuition
$31,378
Room & Board
$11,730
Acceptance Rate
84 %
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Average SAT Scores
1070–1280
Average ACT Scores
23–28

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Campus
  • Boulder
  • Ski season
  • Quality of life

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Boulder police
  • High cost of living
  • Core requirements
  • Lack of diversity

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

CU-Boulder Student Reviews

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a really big thing on campus, but its okay to not join also

4 College Junior

Nightlife: There is lots to do in Boulder very close to campus

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I haven't lived in on campus housing but the housing is close to many buildings

3 College Junior

Scholarships: CU is willing to give loans but there aren't very many scholarships given out, so that is a challenge.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There isn't much political diversity

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