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Reviews 2437 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on the Boulder campus, as well as the areas right outside of it too. I think the school and police departments around the community do their absolute best to keep students, staff, and family as well, as safe as possible.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Originally I was placed in Darley North hall which is in William's Village, which is kind of off campus. I was a bit upset about this at first because it wasn't any of my top choices on the housing application. Then, finally once I was okay with my assignment, I got switched to Baker RAP which was great and all but definitely a sudden change. I think the dorm rooms are very spacious and the bathrooms in the halls are very nice as well.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life yet but I am planning on rushing and joining a sorority. I will say that it is definitely harder for girls than guys because sororities are generally a lot stricter. I am very excited and I really want to join either the Pi Phi house or Kappa house!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I really love going to football games and watching Ralphi run before at the home games is just very exciting! It gets the whole crowd pumped up. I also enjoy watching other sports as well on campus, especially the club hockey team. I think it's really cool that they have a team like that. I do wish, however, that CU had a varsity baseball team, because that is my favorite sport to watch.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although I am only a freshman at CU starting in the fall, I have already had some great experiences at the school! I think my favorite person on this campus is my academic advisor because she's already helped me so much in person and online. I love the school itself and the community around it. I can't wait to be a part of the Buff family, it's going to awesome!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Boulder: great city

CU: expensive

Housing: awful

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of support systems

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: No air conditioning, gross bathrooms, no kitchen


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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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