Colorado School of Mines is a public research based university founded in 1874. The university is presently located in Golden, Colorado. Its also referred to as Mines and its devoted to engineering, applied science , with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's natural resources.
In the 2016–17 QS World University Rankings by subject, the university was ranked as the top institution in the world for mineral and mining engineering.
The university comprises of 14 academic departments which are grouped into 3 colleges: College of Applied Science and Engineering; College of Engineering and Computational Sciences and College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering. The university follows a semester based academic calendar. The most popular majors at the university are Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
The Colorado School of Mines has a student population of over 6,000 out of which more than 4,600 are enrolled in under graduate programs. The Colorado School of Mines looks to promote diversity on its own campus through the initiatives like Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM) and the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP). The university has a student to faculty ratio of 16:1 and the acceptance rate of 38%. The on-campus geology museum houses a lunar rock from the Apollo 17 mission.
Notable Alumni: Tesho Akindele (Canadian soccer player for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer), Arden L. Bement, Jr. (Director of the National Science Foundation), Shane Carwin (wrestler; former mixed martial artist)
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