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Reviews 1970 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enjoy the campus and the people. The professors are generally good. I attend the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado - Boulder. So those professors are quite good.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school has all the resources a college student needs and it makes me feel very comfortable to learn in this environment.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've loved my school since the day I stepped foot on campus. The surrounding environment has turned me into a more active person and adventurous. This school is unique because it provides you with a healthy escape from stress whenever you need. You can go on hikes everyday, skiing, river rafting, camping, exploring the town, etc. There's so much to do in this town that it helps turn people into well-rounded human beings and well-educated. You want to work hard at this school because it has too much to offer that it's hard to leave. However, if I could do it all over again I probably wouldn't go here because of the cost. I wish I stayed in-state and gone to community college or worked until I was sure on what I wanted to do. Then I would have picked a more specific school that will help me land a great job in that particular career.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Beautiful campus, beautiful people and plenty of fun festivities.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have really enjoyed the school so far. The faculty have been helpful at orientation and the students have given good advice. I was extremely stressed about my schedule and textbooks, but people are helping me to get through it!

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's a large campus, so it's easy to be overlooked, but if you take the initiative to get involved and find opportunities it's great. It's also important to find students with similar academic/career goals as you so you don't get annoyed with people who don't seem to care as much. There are lots of things to do on and around campus, both academically and socially.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I go to school in 15 days and I am beyond excited to get on campus. From visiting my school is the perfect for me from its beautiful campus to the prestigious business school to the brooding school spirit.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is very welcoming, lot's of kind faces.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can't begin to explain how much I love this school. From an academic standpoint, we have amazing facilities, professors, and resources set up to give us an amazing experience. Every inch of the campus is beautiful, as is boulder and the surrounding.. uhh... entire state of colorado. From a social standpoint, there is always something to do. Whether it be sitting out on Farrand Field with a blanket, frisbee, and some friends, going out for a bite to eat, walking around the hill on the weekends, or anything else there is to do, you'll find it hard to be bored. I can't see myself at any school but this one! go buffs!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love having the beautiful mountains as a backdrop, not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they also provide as a source for many activities. My school also promotes a healthy lifestyle, which has helped me to become more aware of my healthy and how important it is to take care of my body. I would choose it again because it has helped me expand the horizons of my knowledge and experience college in a positive way.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm absolutely in love with my school and so excited to be a Buff

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Cu Boulder is not ethnically diverse but there are a lot of opportunities for students.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Looking back at the last four years here at CU, if I were given the opportunity to go back and do it all over again anywhere else, I would come right back to Boulder. It is a weird place, but the college atmosphere that you get is infectious. More importantly, in my expeirence going through AFROTC I have met many of the highest quality people I know and would say that my time with them over the last few years has really contributed to me considering Boulder as home.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great atmosphere as a college town with mainly students roaming the town. Not very different from my most recent high school town. People are very carefree and fun which is good but lacks a certain motivation as a town. Although I love the beauty of Boulder and its surroundings, I wouldn't choose this place again because I need a place where the people are more interested in just the scenery and want to go out and try new things rather than just hiking at a new location.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is absolutely beautiful, close to home, and I love being in a rigorous academic setting with people who love being in the outdoors.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and so is the weather. The classes are good and most of the teachers really do care about helping you succeed.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Beautiful location, incredible amount of school spirit, big enough for everyone to find their own niche but not too big where you feel lost. Classes are challenging and require work but also very interesting

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Going away to college was very hard for me. I was going to a school where I didn't know anyone and I was nervous about if I would like it or make new friends. But I am so happy that I made the decision to go to CU. It was scary at first but I have met so many new people and have made life long friends. The campus is absolutely breathtaking and Boulder is an amazing city that offers so many things to do. The classes are interesting and make you want to learn, and the teachers are helpful and want you to succeed. Overall I would say my experience at the University of Colorado Boulder has exceeded my expectations and I will always be proud to call myself a Buff.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Colorado Boulder offers different experiences for everyone. For me, I really like the campus and living somewhere far - but not too far - from my home in Colorado Springs. I was placed in Hallet Hall, which was prime location for me because it was super close to the dining hall and business school. I hated my roommate. We just didn't click! I really like the Boulder community overall; it's so unique and easy to get around without a car because the bus system is very efficient. I enjoyed most of classes, but there will be those tough ones. Just make sure you go to your professor's office hours and hope he/she will curve the class! Also, the party scene on The Hill is pretty fun as long as you're with good friends. The students at Boulder are very nice and chill people.

3 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My overall experience at CU-Boulder was something unexplainable. From the first weekend in the dorms freshman year to graduation 4 years later, each moment filled me with joy, the feeling of adventure, and love rooted deep in a place and its people. There were times when I may not have felt my best (due to personal things), but the Flatirons could always take away those bad feelings. Each and every time I returned to Boulder from my home in the Midwest, the presence of the mountains always brought me back home to Boulder. I met many friends at CU and still hangout with a lot of them to this day, whether it be in Denver, in the mountains, or on summer trips. The friends I made at CU will be friends for a lifetime. Academically, I was in the Environmental Studies program and enjoyed many of my professors and topics that were covered. Lower division classes were generally larger lectures, while upper division classes were smaller and more intimate (professors knew you by your name, etc.). It was a nice mix of both large and small class sizes.The only bad thing about the ENVS Program at CU was the Advisor's Office- I had nearly 4 advisors throughout my 3.5 years at CU! Parties happen all the time, almost every night of the week if you find the right crew. The dining in Boulder is also great-- there's cheap food to order during finals week and high-class restaurants to bring your parents to when they come to town. There's 2 awesome venues in town, so you can catch live music every week. The Flatirons are super close to the Hill and campus so you can hike literally WHENEVER the weather permits. A short drive up Canyon will bring you to more mountainous areas for hiking and off-roading, while Nederland is a fun mountain town that's only 30 minutes away.There are many employment opportunities for students, whether at CU, a local restaurant, or a shop.There's many internship opportunities as well- I actually now work at a non-profit in Boulder where I interned my Jr. year!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid process was hassle free. The staff is very understanding.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The hill is where most students live, but it can be very expensive and the distance is a pain. The house size to cost ratio doesnt seem to make a lot of sense to me either, but that might be because I am young and don't know much.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Everyone knows the reputation Boulder has and it definitely lives up to that reputation.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places, whether it be on the hill, at Pearl street mall, or 29th street mall, you will never run out of things to try.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The strictness mostly depends on what part of campus you are on. If you live in an honors hall or engineering dorm, the resident advisors are very strict, but in places like Baker hall and Farrand hall, it seems there are no rules.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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