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University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

CU Boulder Academics

University of Colorado Boulder requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. CU Boulder accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, CU Boulder has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 74% of students who start college at CU Boulder graduate within six years.

CU Boulder offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: CU Boulder may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At CU Boulder?

CU Boulder has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with CU Boulder directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at CU Boulder

When choosing a major, CU Boulder students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at CU Boulder.

Student Designed Majors

CU Boulder allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

CU Boulder does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at CU Boulder

CU Boulder offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About University of Colorado Boulder


Does CU Boulder Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ CU Boulder does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does CU Boulder Offer Online Classes?

✅ CU Boulder has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does CU Boulder Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ CU Boulder offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does CU Boulder Have An Honors Program?

✅ CU Boulder offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at CU Boulder.

Does CU Boulder Require Internships?

🟨 CU Boulder does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.


Additional Information About University of Colorado Boulder


University of Colorado Boulder Library

The main library on campus is the Norlin Library and there are 5 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at CU Boulder

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

CU Boulder does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does CU Boulder have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

CU Boulder has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at CU Boulder include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force branch unit on campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

37,956

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,496

Out-of-State

$38,314

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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