University of Colorado - Boulder

2,470 reviews
  1. Boulder, CO
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Colorado - Boulder is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309

University of Colorado - Boulder Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
1060-1290
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,053/ 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
    $14,071/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,569/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,129/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,639/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,362/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.181 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.180 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,344Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    33%
  • You can find all types of students.
    26%
  • Chill, so Colorado ;)
    12%
  • Preppy Trustfund and Native Coloradoan
    8%
  • Ignorant
    4%
  • Beautiful
    4%
  • California
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.214 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.259 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
Report
  • SKO BUFFS!
    34%
  • CU BUFFS!
    17%
  • Lively
    13%
  • F*** 'em up, F*** 'em up, GO CU!
    8%
  • Beautiful
    7%
  • Happening and fun
    7%
  • Accepting community
    6%

After University of Colorado - Boulder

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.131 responses

Reviews

2,470 reviews
  • Excellent
    419
  • Very Good
    1016
  • Average
    831
  • Poor
    136
  • Terrible
    68
I think the number and variety of courses offered is wonderfull. I have always wanted to take a class on Greek mythology, and they have it! It's so cool! I also love their system of doing recitation classes to go along with lectures to help students review what was taught in the large lecture hall in a smaller sized classroom. Academic advisors are very helpful in guiding you to what classes you should take or how many credits is too much in one semester. The RAP is really great too! It stands for Residential Academic Programs. In certain residence halls, they require students to take a class within that hall which benefits the students a lot because the classroom is right there and easy to access and they also get to know classmates/roommates better too!
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago
I currently go to the University of Colorado- Boulder and I absolutely love it. The teachers are amazing, the advisors truly are there to help you out through anything, and the community is incredible! I came to the school with some high school friends, but I ended up getting out of my shell and meeting new people through getting involved in clubs and was able to expand my friend group. The people I have met at this school will be a part of my life forever. Overall, the teachers are great, administration is great, culture is great. Boulder has it all.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
This school hides very good academics under a haze of party school reputation as well as Boulder's reputation. It is the only college or university to send a device to every planet and the pluto. MIT patterned their aerospace engineering program after CUs, and Frank Oppenheimer himself revamped the physics department. Compile this with the beautiful location and this is a great school!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago