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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Considering college food, it is pretty good at first but it got repetitive and old after awhile.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: At my first year of college, I expected more social activities within the dorm. Being in an engineering dorm, mos kids would leave their doors closed and play video games all day. On the other side, there was no partying or loud noises so studying in a quiet place was easy to find.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is really based off of what the student is looking for and their price range. The rent can be pricey but options like houses are much cheaper. Cheaper houses means less quality but it is what you make of it. There are several nice apartment complexes very close to campus. The distance also depends on thee student, the hangout place is The Hill, the downside is that it is loud. So if you want it to be quieter, the further you have to be from campus or The Hill.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is fantastic. There are so many options on the hill and around Pearl Street. The cost varies, but there are several student discounts available at several restaurants. The he best places are Half Fast Subs, Rush Bowls, Buff Bowls and Illegal Petes.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They do not tolerate under aged drinking or drug use which is completely understandable. They want a safe environment for students and really push us towards that. There is help offered on campus for students who have a problem with drugs, alcohol even victim assistance. They don't stand for cheating, once again like other universities.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always parties on The Hill. Most Frats will have parties every weekend, but if you know people house parties are better. Boulder is known for the parties and definitely live up to it. There is no way you can't find a party on the weekends or on Thursdays. In my opinion the party scene does have a positive impact on the student experience because everyone goes out with friends and meets new people.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid but my tip is to do it. Every little bit helps.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is pretty good quality, it only gets old after a while. Luckily there are other options or even places like The Hub and Weather Tech Cafe that offer food you can buy with Munch Money. Sewell and Libby have the best food and the grab and goes are always fast with a variety of options!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Boulders campus is not only beautiful, but all the dorms are nice, spacious and clean. The worst place to live is in Williams Village only due to the fact you have to take the bus to campus, that is the only complaint from students living there. the students are so friendly and everyone is out of their room or all in one! The best is having your own bathroom which is an option in many dorms on campus.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: fantastic! locals are very nice, pearl street is beautiful and 29th street has a few good shops and cheaper places to eat, decent amount of cultural events on campus, hiking and skiing is super easy and if you have a car going up the the flagstaff lookout and reservoir is amazing

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are crazy friendly, great social life, the hook-up scene is big but I've known a lot of people that have been asked out on dates both on campus and at parties

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. I have had some great professors although I have also had a few not-so-great ones. I always feel safe during the day, although at night I would like to be with a guy or a group. The bus is generally very convenient although I think it should run more frequently at night during the winter (I once had to wait 25min in 3degree weather at night) Late night car thing is absolutely useless though. I was so scared when I first came here since I didn't know anyone but everyone was so friendly and accepting that I made friends quickly in my dorm and classes

College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really don't know yet

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Wardenburgs super convenient for picking up prescriptions although sometimes it takes awhile. It is convenient for other things if they accept your insurance. There are fliers everywhere especially in the beginning of the year for places to go if you need help or want to talk about assault or other problems

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football and basketball are pretty big and very fun even though we didn't do great in them, huge school spirit, lots of tournaments anyone can join in for soccer, basketball, etc.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know about housing, but most non-greeks either don't care at all or have slightly negative thoughts about greeks and vice versa. Many people absolutely love the greek atmosphere and most of the greek here is the cliche greek college kids you see in movies

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The thing about off campus housing is that there is a lot of it and a lot of it is close to campus but it can be extremely expensive. If you have the money and like parties move to the hill, if parties aren't your thing or you can't spend $800+ a month look elsewhere and share rooms (its normal for more people live in the house than are technically on the lease)

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Really good, many places on the hill are open super late and there are a variety of cheaper places and a decent amount of expensive places. Many places have student discounts but usually they're small like 15% off or a free drink

3 College Freshman

Administration: It really depends. On the hill, policemen are generally there to keep you safe. They break stuff up if its loud and you might get in trouble if you are clearly holding drugs/alcohol or if you were hosting a party, but if you're just kinda there (even drinking) they don't really care

Attendance really depends the class, big lectures they clearly won't do anything but smaller classes they often do

In the dorms it also depends, some RAs are crazy strict who I swear are out to get you while others are more lenient

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: On the hill, frat parties can either be really fun or kinda gross, house parties that I go to are usually really fun. You can essentially always find a part especially when the weather is nice and people are outside

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a scholarship without even applying for one

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meal plan as a freshman is required, the food is usually good at the C4C but gets really repetitive. Daley commons isn't great but supposedly they're rebuilding it. We should either get guest meal swipes or be also to swipe them in with our own

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms on campus are pretty good, the only problem is the showers are kinda weird in some and the two months of the year that you want air conditioning means the dorms without get real hot. WillVille dorms are similar except WillVille North is crazy nice although the rooms are a bit smaller. WillVille is fantastic no matter what main-campus kids say

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of options but they all go really quickly. Prices in Boulder are awful for rent though, so pricey for not that great quality.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: So many options, variable costs depending how nice you want, lots of student discounts all over Boulder, Pearl Street, the Hill, and 29th Street Mall are all great.

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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.

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