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University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Very Large • Suburban
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University of Colorado Boulder is a very large, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's, master's, certificate, and doctoral degrees.

From the Institution

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), a major research and teaching university, is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on a beautiful campus in scenic Boulder at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. CU Boulder offers more than 4,400 courses in approximately 160 areas of study and over 80 degree programs at the bachelor's level. Undergraduates apply to the following colleges, schools, and programs: Arts & Sciences; Leeds School of Business; Engineering & Applied Science; Music; Environmental Design; Education; Media, Communication and Information; and the Program in Exploratory Studies. The exploratory studies program doesn't require students to pick one major right away, offering resources and guidance to help students discover and shape their academic and career journey. CU Boulder faculty are leaders in their fields and dedicated to working closely with undergraduate students. While working with faculty, students develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills, and an enhanced ability to think critically. Within CU Boulder's inclusive community, there are many ways to get involved and make lifelong friends. CU Boulder has one of the most active college campuses in the nation, where recreation, sports, and student groups play a key role in the CU Boulder experience. And, students have the opportunity to serve the greater good through volunteerism and civic engagement, whether it's around the world or across the street. University facilities include an observatory, planetarium, mountain research station, a hands-on teaching and learning laboratory for engineering, and the Alliance for Teaching, Learning, & Society Center, a structure that offers the university community groundbreaking instructional technology and learning opportunities. Talented undergraduate students participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities on campus, including honors programs, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, community and service learning, and 12 residential academic programs that offer specialized living and learning communities featuring top faculty and small-class environments. The campus offers art galleries, a natural history museum, theaters, concert halls, and an extensive calendar of social and cultural events, highlighted by the annual Conference on World Affairs, musical performances by the Grammy Award-winning Takács Quartet, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

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