The Best & Worst

Location
Boulder, CO
Undergrads
23,662
Tuition (in-state)
$31,378 ($9,482)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Best Of

  1. 1
    Campus
  2. 2
    Boulder
  3. 3
    Ski season
  4. 4
    Quality of life
  5. 5
    Variety of courses
  6. 6
    The Hill
  7. 7
    The bars
  8. 8
    Gorgeous weather
  9. 9
    Football games
  10. 10
    Hot students

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
83% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
95% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
60% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
58% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
66% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Highly Satisfied Students
76% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
51% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Vibrant Social Scene
50% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
89% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 51% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Boulder police
  2. 2
    High cost of living
  3. 3
    Core requirements
  4. 4
    Lack of diversity
  5. 5
    Rich kids
  6. 6
    Parking and traffic
  7. 7
    Icy and snowy days
  8. 8
    TAs (Teaching Assistants)
  9. 9
    Large classes
  10. 10
    Getting adjusted to a large university

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $31,378, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
68% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
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