University of Colorado - Boulder

2,437 reviews
  1. Boulder, CO
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  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
    C
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.111 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.112 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 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 56 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    52%
  • Chill, so Colorado ;)
    20%
  • Beautiful
    7%
  • Preppy Trustfund and Native Coloradoan
    5%
  • Ignorant
    4%
  • Not interesting, and ditsy
    4%
  • Wondering around, trying to find their path
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.159 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.200 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • CU BUFFS!
    28%
  • SKO BUFFS!
    28%
  • Happening and fun
    11%
  • Lively
    11%
  • Accepting community
    9%
  • Beautiful
    6%
  • F*** 'em up, F*** 'em up, GO CU!
    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%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

Reviews

2,437 reviews
  • Excellent
    416
  • Very Good
    1001
  • Average
    818
  • Poor
    136
  • Terrible
    66
Boulder is an amazing place to live. CU has many resources but is huge and it took a few years to figure out where I fit.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
Professors really care about the students and do so much to help. Everyone is friendly and the atmosphere is amazing! Great place to grow and learn for the best four years of your life.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
I've loved all of my classes and professors except one or two but it does not have a strong impact on my opinion of the school. Overall, I have had a great experience so far.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago