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Reviews 2446 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This university is beautiful, and the atmosphere is liberal. There is always something to do, whether it is hiking, walking in pearl street or attending events. Tuition is high expensive and more diversity should be promoted

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Course selection is a bit difficult and it would be better if we could take a variety of course to explore the major more, but it's a bit difficult to do that exploring in fours years. Also, it would be nice to have smaller intro science courses than the lectures they have.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They seem to have many opportunities at fairs and things to look for internships and service projects. Career resources on the other hand seem more difficult to find, although there does appear to be numerous work-study options.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They do seem to take safety seriously and most nights are well lit and give me a feeling of security. That being said, it's still difficult to get the kids to take it seriously sometimes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Smith is nice because you are surrounded by honors students and faculty that seem like they genuinely care about making the dorm a good place to live. On the other hand, it's a bit of a walk to get to any classes, which can be a hassle.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek life but from what I've seen, they seem interesting and interested in acquiring new members for a variety of focuses.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not very involved in the athletics but they definitely like to promote the varsity games. It's an important part of the campus entertainment.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far the school has done a good job with welcoming it's students. It's been warm and tries to include the students, even in the big lecture halls. That being said, it can sometimes be difficult to connect with faculty.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my classes and teachers, I just wish it wasn't so expensive because i have to commute nearly 3 hours round trip a day to stay where I love to be

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Gen classes are too large. Variety of class choices is wide but could be more interesting. Professors are generally very good teachers.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Careers in Anthropology aren't abundant, but I think a BA from CU is relatively valuable.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe but heard multiple stories about women I know being hassled or even assaulted.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in WilVil and ended up glad I wasn't put anywhere else. It's far from classes and a nice community.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: You don't need to join Greek life to make friends. In fact, you will probably feel more fulfilled by letting your uniqueness shine and not subscribing to a lifestyle of sameness.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics overshadows many important aspects of student life like music or natural sciences

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: 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.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: CU Boulder has a great name behind it and many of our alumni have accomplished amazing things in history.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Many good things on campus to help prevent these issues and all freshman are educated on this during orientation.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Some are very old some are very new. Good luck!

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Great way to meet people in a community at a very large school.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Tailgates are more fun than actual games!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: 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.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is fun and interesting and it is possible to participate without joining, but sometimes as a non-member it seems exclusive. The cost of being a member is the biggest reason for my lack of participation, and yet I have found plenty of other reasons not to join. There have been attempts to reconcile the rape culture in fraternities, but it is hard to see the progress when frat parties allow all girls entry, but exclude male individuals without an invite and some fraternity members do not take school seriously, they are there to join greek life and hook up with girls. This may not be unique to CU but it is what I see.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is phenomenal for all varsity an club sports, but the football team is nothing special. We are proud to have snow sports and running sports for example. It is a great environment for athletes to excel, with the mountains and the cool, fresh mountain air all around. The CU rec center is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.


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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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