Compare

University of Colorado Boulder

United States of America

Study in United States of America with University of Colorado Boulder

Please enter your details on the below form
 

University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is a USA public research university. University of Colorado Boulder is located in Boulder in Colorado State. It is the Flagship University of the University of Colorado system, having been founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state. University of Colorado Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, a select group of North America's leading research universities, and is designated as R1: Doctoral Universities - Very High Research Activity.

 History of CU Boulder

The Colorado territory assembly amended the state constitution on March 14, 1876, to provide funding for the University Of Colorado In Boulder. Boulder and Caon City battled for the right to host the University of Colorado. On September 20, 1875, the cornerstone of the structure that would become Old Main was laid. The institution first opened its doors on September 5, 1877. Because there were few high schools in the state that could sufficiently prepare students for university study at the time, a preparatory school was established on campus in addition to the university. The student body consisted of 15 students in the college proper and 50 students in the preparatory school in the fall of 1877. There were 38 males and 27 women in the group, ranging in age from 12 to 23.

Schools/Colleges of CU Boulder

There are various Schools and Colleges at the University of Colorado Boulder. The college of Arts and Science is the largest. 

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Leeds School of Business
  • School of Education
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Graduate School
  • University of Colorado Law School
  • College of Media, Communication, and Information
  • College of Music
  • Continuing Education and Professional Studies
  • Program in Environmental Design

   Programs and Courses of CU Boulder 

CU Boulder offers 90+ degree programs and more than 3600 academic courses.

Some Undergraduate programs' names are included here-

  • Aerospace Engineering (BS)
  • Anthropology (BA),
  • Applied Computer Science (Post bacc-BS),
  • Applied Mathematics (BS)
  • Architectural Engineering (BS)
  • Art History (BA)
  • Art Practices (BA)
  • Art Practices (BFA)
  • Asian Studies (BA)
  • Astronomy (BA)
  • Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (BA)
  • Biochemistry (BA)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BS)
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering (BS)
  • Chemical Engineering (BS)
  • Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts (BA)
  • Civil Engineering (BS)
  • Computer Science (BA)
  • Creative Technology & Design (BS)
  • Dance (BA)

Some Graduates programs' names is following here-

  • Accounting & Taxation (MS)
  • Aerospace Engineering Sciences (MS, Ph.D., Professional MS),
  • Anthropology (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Applied Mathematics (PhD, Professional MS)
  • Art & Art History (MA, MFA, PhD)
  • Asian Languages & Civilizations (MA, PhD)
  • ATLAS (PhD, Professional MS)
  • Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (MS, PhD)
  • Biomedical Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Business Administration (MBA/MS)
  • Business Administration (PhD)
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering (MS, PhD, Professional MS)
  • Cognitive Science (PhD)
  • Classics (MA, PhD)
  • Data Science (MS)
  • Economics (PhD)
  • Education (MA, MA+ Teacher Licensure, PhD)
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (MA, PhD)
  • Emergent Technologies & Media Practices (Ph.D.)
  • English (MA, MFA , PhD)
  • Ethnic Studies (Ph.D.)

There are a large number of minor, major, and certificate programs also available at CU Boulder, for more information you can check the official website of CU Boulder-

https://www.colorado.edu/academics#programs

 The University of Colorado Boulder offers these courses-

  • Air Force Aerospace Studies - ROTC (AIRR)
  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Applied Math (APPM)
  • Arabic Languages (ARAB)
  • Architectural Engineering (AREN)
  • Architecture (ARCH)
  • Art Film Studies (ARTF)
  • Art History (ARTH)
  • Arts and Sciences Courses (ARSC)
  • Art Studio and Non-Studio (ARTS)
  • Biochemistry (BCHM)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BMEN)
  • Business Administration (BADM)
  • Business Core (BCOR)
  • Center of the American West (CAMW)
  • Central and East European Studies (CEES)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHEN)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts (CINE)

For more information about CU Boulder courses, you can visit here-

https://catalog.colorado.edu/courses-a-z/

 Achievements of CU Boulder

The Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of colleges that acknowledged CU Boulder as America's finest research university, includes only 36 public research universities in the United States. CU Boulder has also received a STARS Gold grade for its environmental stewardship. Apart from these, CU Boulder is home to 13 Nobel Laureates and 10 Pulitzer Prize winners.

USP of CU Boulder

The unique selling point of CU Boulder is that it believes in connecting education to the common good. The research, teaching, and service to which CU Boulder is dedicated are all part of the framework of a top-tier comprehensive university. CU's USP is that it strives to use information in a way that is beneficial to the general public. CU Boulder is linked to issues that affect the general population. By training individuals with critical reasoning and analysis abilities, as well as a broader sense of civic responsibility to the nation and the world, CU Boulder empowers each generation of citizens to reconstruct democracy.

 CU Boulder’s Notable Alumni

  The names of some notable alumni of CU Boulder are as follows-

  •       Nobel Laureates 
  • Sidney Altman, 
  • Thomas R. Cech 
  • Stanley Cohen 
  • Eric Allin Cornell
  • John L. Hall
  • Herbert Kroemer 
  • Craig Mello 
  • Norman Ramsey
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 
  • Carl Wieman
  • David J. Wineland
  • Jennifer Doudna
  • Muhammad Yunus
  • John Branch (Pulitzer prize winner)

CU Boulder infrastructure & services

The campus of CU Boulder

 The main campus of CU Boulder is located south of the Pearl Street Mall and east of Chautauqua Auditorium. Academic and residential buildings, as well as research facilities, make up the campus. The East Campus, located roughly a quarter-mile from the main campus, is primarily comprised of sporting grounds and research facilities. Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler have named CU Boulder's campus one of the most attractive college campuses in the United States.

Libraries of CU Boulder

CU Boulder has 6 libraries on its campus. 

The 6 libraries' names are following here-

  • Business library
  • Earth science & Map library 
  • Engineering Math & Physics library
  • Law library
  • Music Library
  • Norlin Library

Norlin Library is CU-Boulder's largest library. It has collections in the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences, as well as Rare and Distinctive Collections, Norlin Commons, and more.

Students can visit here for more information-

 https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/library-collections
 

 CU Boulder’s Housing services

The University of Colorado Boulder provides Housing services on campus. Currently CU Boulder offers 24 on- and off-campus residential halls to freshmen and others. There are 17 different room types in residence halls, ranging from singles to four-person rooms, as well as those with apartment-style amenities. Several residence hall communities can be found around campus, as well as in a distinct location named Williams Village, which is about 1.5 miles from the main campus. There is a free bus service that carries students from Williams Village to the main campus and vice versa. 

Medical services

 CU Boulder students have access to a wide range of medical services to help them feel their best. Medical Services offers comprehensive primary care in the Wardenburg Health Center and the Village Center on campus.

The following are the names of certain medical services:

  • Primary care
  • Pharmacy
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Flu shots and Vaccinations
  • Nutrition Services
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Allergy Shots
  • Travel clinic
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Health Insurance 

Students clubs at CU Boulder

 CU Colorado has a number of student clubs that are interested in a variety of cultural, athletic, and academic activities.

Some names are following here-

  • AD Club
  • African students association
  • AIESEC
  • Alpha chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta chi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Alpha Phi Omega-Gamma Theta

  Location of CU Boulder

 CU Boulder is located in Boulder City. Boulder is a home rule municipality in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. It is the county seat and the most populated municipality. At the time of the 2020 United States Census, the city had a population of 108,250 people, making it Colorado's 12th most populous city. Boulder is the largest city in the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and a key component of the Front Range Urban Corridor. Boulder is situated at an elevation of 5,430 feet (1,655 meters) above sea level, in the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Boulder is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Denver, Colorado's state capital. The University Of Colorado, the state's largest university, has its main campus here.

Top landmarks nearby CU Boulder

  • Pearl Street Mall.
  • Flagstaff Mountain.
  • The University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Folsom Field.
  • Dairy Arts Center.
  • Boulder Falls
  • Boulder Reservoir 
  • FOX THEATER (THE FOX)

    International Students Info

Courses offered by CU Boulder

  •  Air Force Aerospace Studies - ROTC (AIRR)
  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Applied Math (APPM)
  • Arabic Languages (ARAB)
  • Architectural Engineering (AREN)
  • Architecture (ARCH)
  • Art Film Studies (ARTF)
  • Art History (ARTH)
  • Arts and Sciences Courses (ARSC)
  • Art Studio and Non-Studio (ARTS)
  • Biochemistry (BCHM)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BMEN)
  • Business Administration (BADM)
  • Business Core (BCOR)
  • Center of the American West (CAMW)
  • Central and East European Studies (CEES)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHEN)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts (CINE)

For more information International students can visit here-

https://www.colorado.edu/academics#programs

Visas & Immigration support by CU Boulder

To enter the United States as a foreign national, you will need to get a temporary immigration visa from the United States. The F-1 student visa and the J-1 exchange guest visa are the two most prevalent types of visas for students attending the University of Colorado Boulder.

For more information, you can visit the website-

https://www.colorado.edu/admissions/international/visa

Required Documents-

  • English Proficiency
  • Transcripts  
  • school Certificates
  • Visa
  • Fee for International Students $58, 128.

International student contact

           [email protected]

            303-492-6970 (option 3)

 International Students

  Standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express

   Office of Admissions/International

   University of Colorado Boulder

 3100 Marine St Suite A122

  65 UCB

 Boulder, CO 80309-0065 the USA

 Student life at CU Boulder

  • AISES
  • NSBE
  • oSTEM
  • SASE
  • SHPE/MAES
  • SWE
  • CU WiC
  • WOAA

Sports and fitness at CU Boulder

On its campus, CU Boulder emphasizes sports and fitness. So that students can balance their academics work and their physical fitness. The leisure center has strength and cardio equipment, basketball/volleyball courts, Boulder's only ice rink, a lap pool, a dive well, fitness studios (cycling, rowing, etc.), a climbing gym, a turf gym, and an iconic outdoor pool shaped like the CU Boulder buffalo mascot. It has a $5 million annual budget and occupies around 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2). The student affairs division and CUSG, CU Boulder's student government, work together to administer the center. The northern end of campus, it's close to Folsom Field. It is open an average of seven days a week.

Health & Wellbeing at CU Boulder

Health & Wellness Services is here to support students throughout their journey at CU Boulder.

The following are the main health and wellbeing services provided by CU Boulder-

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services
  • Office of Victim assistance
  • Disability services
  • Collegiate Recovery Center
  • Students support & Case Management
  • The Apothecary
  • Recreation services
  •  Health Promotion

Residential Life at CU Boulder

CU Boulder's Residence Life department promotes the growth and development of students who live on campus. Students can use the CU Boulder team as a resource for establishing community, engaging with leadership opportunities, and discovering experiences that are relevant to their interests.

Some services and amenities provided by CU Boulder to its Residents-

  • Laundry
  • On-Campus Marketing
  • GradGuard Insurance
  • Mailing, printing, shipping
  • House Keeping

Food & Drink

Campus Dining Services (CDS) gives a wide range of delicious food and drinks options to the Residents. Campus Dining Services is dedicated to providing the CU community with delicious, creative, sustainable, and healthful food options.

Some other options for Food and Drinks at CU Boulder campus-

  • Alferd Packer Grill
  • SEEC Café
  • The Bakery
  • The Grotto
  • WeatherTech Café
  • Farrand Market 
  • Kittredge Market 
  • Sewall Market
  • Village Market

Short term getaways around CU Boulder

The Hill is a significant location just off campus that is the focus of student life for socializing and has a number of outstanding local eateries and bars.

Some other options-

  • Chautauqua Park.
  • The Pearl Street Mall.
  • Walking around University of Colorado campus.
  • Cycling along Boulder's miles.
  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
  • Fiske Planetarium
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Panorama Point
  • Mines Museum of Earth Science
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
  • Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper  

Part time jobs at CU Boulder

 CU Boulder allows its students to do part-time jobs on campus and off-campus. Work-Study is a need-based financial aid program that permits students to work part-time jobs to help pay for college. Work-study employment is paid for by the federal and state governments and can be found on and off-campus. Students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility for work-study (FAFSA).

 Student Safety at CU Boulder  

  The crime rate in Boulder is 38.78 per 1,000 residents. Boulder residents often believe the city's northwest section to be the safest. CU provides extensive safety tools for professors, staff, and students as part of its commitment to campus safety. The Operations Control Center (OCC) for Facilities Management is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are in charge of answering trouble calls, monitoring fire and environmental alarms, and assigning the right staff to deal with issues.

Famous courses at CU Boulder

  • Air Force Aerospace Studies - ROTC (AIRR)
  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Applied Math (APPM)
  • Arabic Languages (ARAB)
  • Architectural Engineering (AREN)
  • Architecture (ARCH)
  • Art Film Studies (ARTF)
  • Art History (ARTH)
  • Arts and Sciences Courses (ARSC)
  • Art Studio and Non-Studio (ARTS)
  • Biochemistry (BCHM)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BMEN)
  • Business Administration (BADM)
  • Business Core (BCOR)
  • Center of the American West (CAMW)
  • Central and East European Studies (CEES)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHEN)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts (CINE)

  Campus recruitment at CU Boulder

Process

Human Resources (HR) provides leadership, guidance, resources, and services to support employees at CU Boulder throughout their careers and to foster a culture that supports the university's core values. HR collaborates with the campus to fulfill the vision and strategic imperatives. By being active participants in the career development process, CU Boulder Career Services helps students and alumni to become more employable and find fulfilling jobs. Some important services are provided by CU Boulder to its students for making their careers after completing their studies.

Services names including here-

  • Major and career exploration
  • Industry Nights
  • Professional Assessment
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume and Cover letter help
  • Career fairs

    Famous companies who recruit directly from CU Boulder

  • Amgen
  • KBI Biopharma
  • Anthropologie
  • Best Buy
  • Macy’s
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Rally Software
  • LinkedIn
  • Flipboard
  • Microsoft
  • Sendgrid
  • PivotDesk
  • Amazon
  • Google

Where to Apply-

https://www.colorado.edu/admissions/first-year/apply
 

Application Requirements for CU Boulder

Bachelor

Master 

  • Online application for admission
  • $50 nonrefundable ($70 USD for international students) application fee, payable online (if a student cannot pay the fee online, contact the Office of Admission at  303-492-6301 or at [email protected])
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT or ACT test scores (optional)
  • Two personal essays (first-year applicants in a 250 to 260 words) or one personal statement (transfer applicants)
  • Letter of recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • Résumé or activities list (optional)

University of Colorado Boulder Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Colorado Boulder Application Requirements

3.2
GPA
33
IB
80
Percentage
77%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Colorado Boulder in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

Click here to book a free diagnostic test with our expert trainers

University of Colorado Boulder Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: $ 20,003

Masters: Fees vary for each program.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Colorado Boulder Deadlines

Undergraduate: Spring- October 1, Fall- January 15

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Colorado Boulder Rankings

Global

62
US News
317
QS
44
Shanghai
158
Times Higher Education
190
Guardian
109
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
104
US News
47
QS
25 -26
Shanghai
45
Times Higher Education
160
Forbes

University of Colorado Boulder Scholarships

1. Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship

The Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship is awarded to entering freshman pursuing studies at University of Colorado Boulder.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be an entering freshman pursuing studies at the university.
- Should be from Littleton, Colorado
- Should be graduates of Columbine High School
- Should demonstrate financial need 

How to Apply:
An applicant 

- Must sign in to the scholarship portal at https://colorado.academicworks.com/users/sign_in  to complete a general scholarship application at University of Colorado Boulder.

Once these applications and results are submitted, the received application will be auto-matched to the qualifying scholarships. Qualifying is an intermediate step between scholarship application submission by the applicant and selecting scholarship finalists by the University.

2. Beagle Family Scholarship

The Beagle Family Scholarship is awarded to full time students pursuing accounting major at University of Colorado Boulder.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be a full time students pursuing accounting major at the university.
- Should maintain 3.0 GPA
- Should demonstrate financial need 

How to Apply:
An applicant 

- Must sign in to the scholarship portal at https://colorado.academicworks.com/users/sign_in  to complete a general scholarship application at University of Colorado Boulder.

Once these applications and results are submitted, the received application will be auto-matched to the qualifying scholarships. Qualifying is an intermediate step between scholarship application submission by the applicant and selecting scholarship finalists by the University.

No data available. Coming soon!

Reach Out

Regent Administration Center, Room 125, 552 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309,United States of America

[email protected]

(+1)303-492-6301