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University of Colorado at Boulder Admissions

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University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Colorado at Boulder

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University of Colorado at Boulder Description:

The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder) is the flagship campus of Colorado's university system. The 600-acre campus is located right in the heart of Boulder. The university is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, and it ranks in the top 10 of public universities for its level of sponsored research. CU Boulder offers 85 undergraduate majors in its five colleges and four schools. The university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. On the athletic front, the CU Boulder Buffaloes compete in the NCAA Division I Pac 12 Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 32,017 (26,096 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Scholarships for CU Boulder (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,347 (in-state); $32,115 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,258
  • Other Expenses: $4,842
  • Total Cost: $28,887 (in-state); $50,655 (out-of-state)

University of Colorado at Boulder Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 59%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 40%
    • Loans: 38%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,911
    • Loans: $8,233

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Design, Global Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Profiles of Other Colorado Colleges

Adams State | Air Force Academy | Colorado Christian | Colorado College | Colorado Mesa | Colorado School of Mines | Colorado State | CSU Pueblo | Fort Lewis | Johnson & Wales | Metro State | Naropa | Regis | UC Colorado Springs  | UC Denver | University of Denver | University of Northern Colorado | Western State

University of Colorado at Boulder Vision Statement:

vision statement from http://www.colorado.edu/about/flagship-2030-bold-vision

"By the year 2030, CU-Boulder will be one of the nation’s top public research universities and a leading model of the “new flagship university” of the 21st century. The bold and visionary initiatives of Flagship 2030 lay a strong foundation for the university as we redefine learning and discovery in a global context and set new standards in education."

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