University of Colorado – Boulder

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The University of Colorado Boulder (also known as CU-Boulder, CU, or Boulder) is the flagship, research university of the University of Colorado system and is located in Boulder, Colorado.  The University of Colorado system was founded only five months prior to Colorado’s admission to the union in 1876.

Programs Offerings, Academic Colleges, and Rankings

CU-Boulder offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 150 disciplines to nearly 30,000 students each year.  These 150 disciplines are administered through the University’s nine academic colleges.  The University’s College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the nine colleges and schools.  These schools include the College of Engineering and Applied Science; Graduate School; School of Education; College of Music; School of Law; and Leeds School of Business. U.S. News and World Report has ranked CU-Boulder’s engineering programs as 19th among national programs.

Research

Owing to its programs’ rankings and its robust research budget of over $450 million, CU-Boulder has been recognized as one of thirty “Public Ivy League” higher education institutions in the United States.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

CU-Boulder offers scholarships, loans, student employment, grants and veterans benefits to help students defray the cost of attendance.  All applicants must complete the Free Application for Financial Aid.

Library System

CU-Boulder’s main library is the Norlin Library which houses the humanities and social sciences collections, special collections, periodicals, and many more specialized units along with a number of non-library departments including the Writing Center, Center for Asian Studies, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, and Honors offices. There are also five branch libraries: William M. White Business Library; Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library; Leonard H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics & Physics Library; Howard B. Waltz Music Library; and the William A. Wise Law Library.

Athletics

CU has garnered national championships in men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football and skiing.  The CU football team plays an annual “Rocky Mountain Showdown” against in-state rival Colorado State Rams; this is played at the neutral location of the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

Student Housing

On-campus residence halls at CU are Aden Hall, Andrews Hall, Arnett Hall, Brackett Hall, Buckingham Hall, Cheyenne Arapaho Hall, Cockerell Hall, Crosman Hall, Darley North/South Halls, Farrand Hall, Hallett Hall, Kittredge Central, Kitteredge West, Libby Hall, Reed Hall, Sewall Hall, Smith Hall, Stearns East/West, Willard Hall and Williams Village North Hall. Apartment options are Athens Court, Athens North, Bear Creek, Faculty Court, Marine Court, Newton Court and Smiley Court.

General Information

Admission Office
552 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0552
(303) 492-6301
Fax: (303) 492-7115
[email protected]
Contact: Kevin McLennan
Director of Admissions
Main Address
Boulder, CO 80309-0552
(303) 492-1411
www.colorado.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 26,725
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,863
Degree-seeking undergrads: 26,111
Graduate enrollment: 4,943

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 78%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 84%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $6,635 $7,278 $7,932 $8,511 +7.30%
Books and Supplies $1,698 $1,749 $1,749 $1,748 -0.06%
Living Arrangement – On Campus




Room and Board $9,088 $9,860 $10,378 $10,792 +3.99%
Other $4,212 $4,374 $4,698 $4,696 -0.04%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus




Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $21,633 $23,261 $24,757 $25,747 +4.00%
In-state Off Campus $8,333 $9,027 $9,681 $10,259 +5.97%
In-state with Family $8,333 $9,027 $9,681 $10,259 +5.97%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,928
In-state Student Fees $1,502
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,048
Out-of-state Fees $1,502

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,056 52%

Grant or scholarship aid 2,420 42% $16,479,048 $6,810
– Federal grants 694 12% $3,987,105 $5,745
– Pell grants 630 11% $2,166,168 $3,438
– Other federal grants 636 11% $1,820,937 $2,863
State/local government grant or scholarships 538 9% $801,740 $1,490
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,396 41% $11,690,203 $4,879
Student loan aid 1,923 33% $12,569,543 $6,536
– Federal student loans 1,867 32% $8,079,514 $4,328
Other student loans 268 5% $4,490,029 $16,754

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 5974 1132 499
Architecture and Related Services 227
Environmental Design/Architecture 227
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 57
Asian Studies/Civilization 9
Ethnic Studies 22
Russian Studies 6
Women's Studies 20
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 634 24 30
Biochemistry 95 10
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 162 3 6
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 100 6 7
Neuroscience
Physiology 277 15 7
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 760 198 7
Business Administration and Management 760 198 7
Communication and Journalism Programs 494 29 10
Journalism 248 24
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 246 5 10
Computing and Information Sciences 55 31 17
Computer Science 55 31 17
Education 11 142 11
Curriculum and Instruction 58 6
Educational Evaluation and Research
Music Teacher Education 11 7
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 77 5
Engineering 525 354 68
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 71 45 11
Architectural Engineering 76
Biochemical Engineering 22
Chemical Engineering 55 26 16
Civil Engineering 60 44 11
Computer Engineering 38
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 29 71 18
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 25
Engineering 62
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 13
Mechanical Engineering 136 44 12
Telecommunications Engineering 62
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 261 24 8
Creative Writing 6
English Language and Literature 261 18 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 265 68 17
Chinese Language and Literature 16
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 9 1
Comparative Literature 6 1
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 13
French Language and Literature 21 2 5
German Language and Literature 10
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 16
Italian Language and Literature 7
Japanese Language and Literature 29
Linguistics 36 18 8
Spanish Language and Literature 126 10 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 49 24 8
Audiology/Audiologist 6
Communication Sciences and Disorders 49 24 2
History 182 6 2
History 182 6 2
Legal and Law Studies 185
Law 185
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 50
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 50
Mathematics and Statistics 91 35 9
Applied Mathematics 34 27 7
Mathematics 57 8 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 238 11
Cognitive Science
International/Global Studies 229
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 9
Museology/Museum Studies 11
Science, Technology and Society
Natural Resources and Conservation 146 14 1
Environmental Studies 146 14 1
Physical Sciences 94 47 55
Astronomy 22
Astrophysics 9 5
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 9 5
Chemical Physics 3
Chemistry 22 6 4
Geology and Earth Science 28 7 6
Geophysics and Seismology 4
Physics 22 16 28
Psychology 525 17 13
Educational Psychology 1
Psychology 525 16 13
Social Sciences 928 57 28
Anthropology 132 11 3
Economics 261 10 10
Geography 67 12 5
Political Science and Government 220 20 4
Sociology 248 4 6
Visual and Performing Arts 382 51 30
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 59 2
Dance 12 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 38 3
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 107
Fine/Studio Arts 115 11
Music History, Literature, and Theory 4
Music Performance 36 33 23
Music 15
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
EnvironmentalDesign B
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B
Ethnic Studies – General B
Russian/SlavicArea Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/TheaterArts B
Film Studies B
Fine/StudioArts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
BiochemistryB
Cellular/MolecularBiology B
Ecology B
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology B
PhysiologyB

Business, Management, & Marketing
AccountingB
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/BankingB
InternationalBusiness B
ManagementInformation Systems B
MarketingManagement B
Real Estate B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/RhetoricB
JournalismB

Computer & Information Sciences
ComputerScience B

Education
Music Teacher Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/AerospaceEngineering B
ArchitecturalEngineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Chemical and Biological Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/CommunicationsEngineering B
EngineeringPhysics B
EnvironmentalEngineering B
MechanicalEngineering B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Chinese B
Classics B
French B
Germanic Languages B
Italian B
Japanese B
LinguisticsB
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
CommunicationDisorders B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
HumanitiesB

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
EnvironmentalStudies B

Philosophy & Religion
PhilosophyB
Religion/ReligiousStudies B

Physical Sciences
AstronomyB
ChemistryB
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology– General B

Social Sciences
AnthropologyB
EconomicsB
GeographyB
PoliticalScience/Government B
SociologyB

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


Ratings for University of Colorado – Boulder


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