CU Boulder is on a 600-acre campus in a suburban setting in Boulder, Colorado, not far from Denver. CU Boulder has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
CU Boulder also has fraternities and sororities.
CU Boulder has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at CU Boulder include CU Gaming, Boulder Freeride, Neuroscience Club and Association of Holistic Wellness.
CU Boulder students' favorite campus traditions are Conference on World Affairs, Parents' Weekend and Global Jam.
CU Boulder offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most CU Boulder students live off campus. In 2021, 22% of undergrads at CU Boulder lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 78% of students lived off-campus or commuted to CU Boulder. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
CU Boulder offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At CU Boulder 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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 CU Boulder:
|Sport||Mens Intramural||Womens Intramural||Mens Division||Womens Division||Mens Scholarships||Womens Scholarships|
|Golf||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Skiing (Downhill)||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Baseball||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Field Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Racquetball||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Swimming And Diving||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Wrestling||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Club Teamsheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Soccer||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Volleyball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Water Polo||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
University of Colorado Boulder is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The school also has student security patrols.
CU Boulder 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, CU Boulder has University police department, LifeLine Response app connecting to police dispatch center.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to CU Boulder, take U.S. Highway 36 to Boulder, CO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Denver International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore CU Boulder's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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