University of Colorado Boulder

country rank  27
world rank  30

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University Overview

Founded in 1876, University of Colorado Boulder is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Boulder (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 144 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CU Boulder also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CU Boulder
Founded 1876
Motto Let Your Light Shine
Colours Gold and black

University Location

Address Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder
80309-0017 Colorado
United States
Tel +1 (303) 492 1411
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 604 Alpine Ave
Boulder 80304
3034446545

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Colorado Boulder's Library
University of Colorado Boulder's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 2,165,496 physical volumes, 117,969 physical media, 62,285 digital/electronic medium and 1,019 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Colorado Boulder's library has 4 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Colorado Boulder provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 7,300 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1913


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Colorado System (CU System)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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