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Boulder, CO
Undergrads
23,662
Tuition (in-state)
$31,378 ($9,482)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Colorado has amazing weather. Sunny 300 days a year, and when we do get rain, it is usually an afternoon thunder storm.

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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.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: We barely have any snow days. The weather is awesome. Some rain, so wear boots; lots of walking on campus.

Riding bikes on campus is great; watch out for tree seeds/pods - they have punctured my tire tubes twice!

3 College Senior

Weather: Typical of all things Coloradan, its absolutely nuts. Pre-college town status, Boulder is technically still in an arid area, with the beautiful spring days and golden fall winds there are severe winter storms ( occassional snow days), and recently the overdue 100-year flood shut the place down for the better part of two weeks.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weather is usually sunny, whether it is snowing or warm. There can bee extremes at both ends of the spectrum of hot and cold.

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  • 189th
    Hottest Summers
  • 313rd
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sara K. Jordan
Hometown
Littleton, CO
Major
International Affairs
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Despite the state's association with snow and dreary weather, Colorado is recorded as hosting more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Though it is almost impossible to avoid the occasional patch of ice while walking through the streets, there is one crucial difference between a Colorado winter as opposed to one on the East Coast-the sun. Regardless of the amount of snow that falls in the winter months, you can almost guarantee that you will wake up to sunshine the majority of your mornings.

Still, temperatures do drop considerably in the winter, and it forces many students to purchase additional clothes. You will need a variety of beanies to keep your head warm, because they are an essential item. Gloves are also important, as well as long underwear, a good pair of snow boots, and a warm jacket. A great place to find all these things would be at the North Face store, which is located conveniently close to campus. Yet, when you first arrive in August, expect temperatures to be in the 90s. These first few months into the semester require shorts and sleeveless shirts, though they will not be needed long. By November, the temperature is already dropping considerably.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 64 °F
Spring - Low: 35 °F
Summer - High: 85 °F
Summer - Low: 54 °F
Fall - High: 66 °F
Fall - Low: 37 °F
Winter - High: 47 °F
Winter - Low: 21 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 2.57 in./month
Summer: 1.83 in./month
Fall: 1.50 in./month
Winter: 0.74 in./month

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