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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not very involved in the Greek life due to a heavy course load, but I do know that about half the non-Greeks enjoy Greek parties and the other half think that the Greeks are annoying and stereotypical. There are a lot of different Greek options though.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Wherever you go in Colorado, you will see people cheering for the Buffs, our football team sucks due to some bad history, but our basketball team is decent and the Rec Center is absolutely amazing.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Entering the school, I was in the middle of the worst depression of my life. After a few weeks in the Buff community, I felt a lift in energy and began to become my old self again. With the amazing friends I've met, I know that I am a much stronger person because of this school.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I was not too thrilled with the greek life based on my interactions with it; however, I do have friends that really enjoy their fraternities and sororities.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The new facilities are great and encourage all the students to pursue an active lifestyle. Although the school spirit for the sports seems to revolve around partying more than the sporting event itself.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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!

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There is a good amount of security on campus during the day. From what I have heard there are not a lot of security or police on campus at night (overnight).

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: There is a great career prospects at University of Colorado - Boulder.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Not something that I am involved in. But it is a great way to make friends and be more involved socially.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletics at CU Boulder are very willing to learn and play the best the can.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love CU - Boulder. It is a great school for learning!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are the best and all of them are experts in the fields that they teach.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from CU Boulder is a very powerful degree in the modern world of jobs. CU works very closely with many businesses who love to hire its students.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe at this school. I've never had a problem here.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty cool. It was a great experience to live in one.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Best decision I've made in Boulder. I love that I've joined my fraternity, and it's a huge part of my life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although the football team isn't too great, games are fun to go to.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year at the University of Colorado Boulder was the best experience that I've had in my life. I've made many friends that I know that I will keep until the day that I die, I already feel much more educated than I was coming into the school, and overall, I've found my home at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't actually attended classes but the campus and people are nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall I like my experience so far. I'm interested in what I am studying and the professors are helpful and experienced.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's easy to make connections as long as you reach out. Being at a big school with a big community provides opportunities for jobs and internships.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Administration and Campus Police did not seem active in trying to prevent sexual assault. There were many stories of an unsafe area near Williams Village where multiple girls were stalked or assaulted. My friend was stalked and chased around Boulder in a car by two men. When she reported it, the investigator started investigating her instead of treating her as the victim. I hope security increases in the coming years and the university treats it as a serious issue that needs action.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in the Kittredge Community was great. The rooms were spacious with air conditioning. The bathrooms were always clean. Rules were enforced. There was a sense of community because of the Residential Academic Program.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: My roommate joined the Greek Life and it helped her find community. I am not in Greek Life but I don't feel like I need to be in order to be a part of the social life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sporting events are fun to go to and help create a sense of community. The facilities are all really nice.

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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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