Colorado School of Mines: Ranking & Review

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Golden Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 259 833
Top 5%

Colorado School of Mines Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate56%53%62%
Enrolled undergraduates1,135770365
Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,2094,3581,851

96 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

5 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores362
Percent of students submitting SAT scores33%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores970
Percent of students submitting ACT scores88%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Colorado School of Mines Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $33,648 $52,698
Off-campus $31,568 $50,618
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,897 and other expenses per full academic year.

Colorado School of Mines provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,986 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $16,170 $35,220
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,216 $2,216
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $539 $1,174
Tuition for Full-time graduates $16,170 $35,220
Fees for full-time graduates $2,216 $2,216
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $898 $1,958

Programs and Degrees

Engineering 926 187 66 1,179
Physical Sciences 18 42 19 79
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 63 14 2 79
Social Sciences 7 39 9 55
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 40 40
Mathematics and Statistics 20 9 3 32
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 2
Grand Total1,034333991,466

A total of 1,034 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Colorado School of Mines.

At the master's and doctor's level 432 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate78%76%84%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesCSM
MottoNil sine numine
Nothing without God's will
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, silver
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,055
Instructional FTE342
Research FTE123
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address1500 Illinois St
Golden, Colorado, 80401
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (303) 273 3099

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