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Colorado School of Mines Student Life

Colorado School of Mines is on a 499-acre campus in a small town setting in Golden, Colorado, not far from Denver. Colorado School of Mines has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Colorado School of Mines also has fraternities and sororities.

Colorado School of Mines has a thriving Society of Women Engineers. In fact, more students participate in Society of Women Engineers than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Colorado School of Mines include Residence Hall Association, Associated Students of Colorado School of Mines, Student Professional Societies/ and/ Religious Organizations and Multicultural Engineering Program.

Colorado School of Mines students' favorite campus events are Engineers' Days (E-Days), Celebration of Mines and Career Day.

Does Colorado School of Mines Offer Student Housing?

Colorado School of Mines offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Colorado School of Mines students live off campus. In 2021, 35% of undergrads at Colorado School of Mines lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 65% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Colorado School of Mines. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Colorado School of Mines offers coed housing.

Colorado School of Mines Athletics

At Colorado School of Mines there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Colorado School of Mines:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 2
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Is Colorado School of Mines Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Colorado School of Mines is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Colorado School of Mines campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Colorado School of Mines offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has campus policy department.

Plan a Visit to Colorado School of Mines

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Colorado School of Mines, take I-70 (East/West), I-25 (North/South) to Golden, CO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Denver International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Colorado you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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Keep Reading About Colorado School of Mines

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Colorado School of Mines Students

31%

Women

69%

Men

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

58%

In State

42%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

69%

12%

5%

5%

4%

3%

1%

0.42%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

5,216

Graduate Students

1,538

Non-Resident / International Students

227

Colorado School of Mines Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,754

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

55%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$19,538

Out-of-State

$40,838

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 15
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