Colorado School of Mines

779 reviews
  1. Golden, CO
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Colorado School of Mines is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401
Website

Colorado School of Mines Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
1230-1400
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$25,138/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,964/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,926/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,250/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,144/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
26%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,240Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Smart.
    75%
  • Hard-wroking, money-driven, awkward
    20%
  • Dedicated and supportive
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Hard work that leads to very talented alumni
    70%
  • People don't give up on stuff. They keep on going.
    15%
  • Slacking off? Prepare to die.
    10%
  • Work hard, party hard
    5%

After Colorado School of Mines

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

779 reviews
  • Excellent
    145
  • Very Good
    273
  • Average
    251
  • Poor
    68
  • Terrible
    30
Wonderful school. Easily one of the top engineering schools in the country, and maybe the world. Every program is world class. Professors are great, students are connected and act like a family. For an engineering school, the sports are amazing. Usually winning the division title in each sport.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
When I tell people where I go to school, usually they look at me like I'm crazy. "You go to the Colorado School of Mines?! That's hard work!". Yes, yes it is. I work my butt off, but I'm doing it with so many other students who have the same mindset. We all want to do our best and learn as much as we can from every experience. I even have enough time to be a part of multiple groups on campus including greek life. I wouldn't change my school for the world because it's just the right amount of crazy with a healthy dose of reality.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
My overall experience with the school is amazing! Although it is very tough and competitive, I wouldn't trade it for any other school. I have met some amazing professors, students, mentors, and teammates. I am truly blessed to be going to school with the best engineering classes and professors in the U.S. My favorite experience at CSM is being a student-athlete because everyone is very familiar with the nights full of homework, projects, and practice.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago