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Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

Overview

Student Population
6,325
National Rank
#117
Colorado School of Mines overview
Location Golden, Colorado
Online mines.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Colorado School of Mines overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Golden, Colorado, Colorado School of Mines is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 12,661 prospective students applied, and 6,228 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,199 enrolled in the school.  5,801 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 524 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $16,650 plus fees of $2,314. Colorado School of Mines is ranked 117 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1290/1450
ACT 28/33
GPA 3.8
Applications Accepted
49.2% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition
$16,650
In State Costs for Colorado School of Mines
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,314
Room and Board $13,169
Budget for Other Expenses$1,865
Total One Year Cost$35,498
Out of State Resident Tuition
$36,270
Out of State Costs for Colorado School of Mines
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,314
Room and Board $13,169
Budget for Other Expenses$1,865
Total One Year Cost$55,118

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$90,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Colorado School of Mines students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 89%
Mathematics 7%
Social Sciences 2%
Physical Sciences 1%

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Reviews

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Mar 31, 2019
J******n from Denver, CO
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Current student and yes this school is tough but the rewards are there after I'm done. Getting great grades requires the utmost dedication. This school is bar none, especially true if you are studying earth based sciences (I'm a Geophysics major). However, one aspect of this school that is not discussed much is the professors. This school is a major research driven campus. You will be learning from professors that are leaders in their respective fields. While this is awesome, it leaves something to be desired from the professor because occasionally it is very apparent that a professors first priority is research and not teaching their students (I am only speaking from my department). I noticed this discrepancy after I came from the Community College of Denver. I have had more professor's elsewhere where they make sure you understand the material no matter what. However, most of my professor's lively hood lies within the most advanced classes at Mines, so maybe this will improve.

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Jul 12, 2017
M******r from Naples, FL
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Toughest 6 years of my life... but set me up for success!

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Mar 5, 2017
S******e from Golden,CO
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This school is very hard and takes a lot of dedication to get good grades. But knowing that you are going to one of the best engineering schools helps. When people see Mines on your resume they know that you are the best of the best and they respect you. Another big perk to going here is that you'll most likely get a job right out of school. Overall this school has an amazing small town feel and amazing programs that fit anyones desires.

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Mar 5, 2017
S******e from Golden,CO
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This school is very hard and takes a lot of dedication to get good grades. But knowing that you are going to one of the best engineering schools helps. When people see Mines on your resume they know that you are the best of the best and they respect you. Another big perk to going here is that you'll most likely get a job right out of school. Overall this school has an amazing small town feel and amazing programs that fit anyones desires.

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Jan 31, 2016
H******a from Golden, CO
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It is a lot of hard work, but it is definitely worth it as long as you are sure that you want to go into a STEM career.

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