The University of Colorado is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. Also known as CU Boulder, the university is the flagship institution of the University of Colorado system. CU Boulder is known for its academic excellence and innovation.
Some of the most popular academic programs at CU Boulder include engineering, environmental studies, business administration, psychology, and biology. Students at CU Boulder are encouraged to participate in research and internships as a way to gain hands-on experience.
The University of Colorado Boulder campus is diverse, vibrant, and known for having an outdoorsy spirit. Many students engage in outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and skiing in the Rockies. Students are also environmentally conscious, and CU is committed to embedding sustainability into campus life.
CU Boulder competes in NCAA Division I sports and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The CU Boulder Buffaloes are the university’s athletic teams. Some of the most popular sports at the university include football, basketball, and track & field.
CU Boulder has its own planetarium, Fiske Planetarium, which acts as a public museum for educating the public on astronomy. The planetarium is staffed by undergraduates specializing in related fields and the planetarium hosts additional live talks by leading researchers, faculty, and students throughout the year.
"Boulder and CU were considered extremely welcoming to all. Tons of activities at the university, Boulder a great city with small theatres, great downtown, etc., Denver nearby, Rocky mountains nearby for outdoor activities if that would be of interest."
University of Colorado Boulder is a public, state school in the suburb of Boulder, Colorado. CU Boulder was founded in 1876. The college enrolls around 37,956 students per year, including 30,936 undergrads.
It is moderately difficult to get into CU Boulder. CU Boulder admitted 80% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 54,756 applications received in 2022, 43,576 students were offered admission.
|University of Colorado Boulder Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||80%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||Info Not Available|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA Offered but % not available|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||32%|
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University of Colorado Boulder is locatedin the town of Boulder, Colorado, near the city of Denver.
If you want to see CU Boulder for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 36 to Boulder, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Denver International.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CU Boulder is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CU Boulder is Jun 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1380 and Above
1180 to 1380
1180 and Less
The median SAT score for CU Boulder students is 1251. Applicants with SAT scores of 1380 and above have a good chance of being admitted to CU Boulder, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1380 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at CU Boulder.
Wondering what life at CU Boulder is like? There are approximately 37,956 students enrolled at CU Boulder, including 30,936 undergraduate students and 7,020 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from CO and 44% percent of students are from other states.
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