University of Colorado Boulder: Ranking & Review

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Boulder Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 42 57
Top 1%

University of Colorado Boulder Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate80%77%83%
Applicants36,14818,85417,294
Admissions28,86114,56614,295
Enrolled undergraduates6,5693,5013,068
Enrolled total (including graduate students)35,33819,72215,616

2,672 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

696 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
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 scores1,878
Percent of students submitting SAT scores29%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
620
Math
625

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores5,293
Percent of students submitting ACT scores81%
ACT Composite
27
ACT English
27
ACT Math
26

University of Colorado Boulder Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $30,178 $54,312
Off-campus $28,608 $52,742
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,998 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Colorado Boulder provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,081 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $10,248 $34,382
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,838 $1,838
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $427 $34,382
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,160 $29,502
Fees for full-time graduates $1,838 $1,838
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $620 $1,639

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 753 508 99 1,360
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 805 237 3 1,045
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 767 21 39 827
Social Sciences 588 42 38 668
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 568 35 10 613
Psychology 382 13 12 407
Visual and Performing Arts 274 54 28 356
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 187 93 20 300
Physical Sciences 173 51 73 297
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 179 18 3 200
Legal Professions and Studies 4 169 173
Natural Resources and Conservation 157 8 6 171
Education 14 141 9 164
English Language and Literature & Letters 123 26 11 160
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 104 40 14 158
Mathematics and Statistics 112 33 11 156
Health Professions and Related Programs 76 36 12 124
History 82 4 11 97
Architecture and Related Services 95 95
Philosophy and Religious Studies 44 9 4 57
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 36 2 38
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 20 20
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Grand Total5,5391,3755727,486

A total of 5,539 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Colorado Boulder.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,947 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%67%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 63%

General info

Alternative namesCU Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder
Buffalos
Colorado University
University of Colo
Boulder
U of Colorado
Univ of Colo
U of Colo
Colo
CU at Boulder
Univ of CO
CUB
CU
University of CO
Golden Buffs
UCB
Colorado
Buffs
Univ of Colorado
CU-Boulder
U of CO
University of Colorado
Buffaloes
Founded1876
MottoLet Your Light Shine
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgold, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff7,856
Instructional FTE1,831
Research FTE857
Public Service FTE2
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.colorado.edu
AddressRegent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, Colorado, 80309-0017
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone3034921411

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