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University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

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Overview

Student Population
36,681
University of Colorado Boulder overview
Location Boulder, Colorado
Online colorado.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Colorado Boulder overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Boulder, Colorado, University of Colorado Boulder is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 36,604 prospective students applied, and 29,848 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,700 enrolled in the school.  30,730 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,951 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $10,728 plus fees of $1,804. CU Boulder is ranked 191 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

CU Boulder is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Very High
University of Colorado Boulder overview
SAT 1150/1360
ACT 25/31
GPA 3.56
Applications Accepted
81.5% 
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition
$10,728
In State Costs for University of Colorado Boulder
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,804
Room and Board $14,418
Budget for Other Expenses$2,294
Total One Year Cost$31,044
Out of State Resident Tuition
$35,482
Out of State Costs for University of Colorado Boulder
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,804
Room and Board $14,418
Budget for Other Expenses$2,294
Total One Year Cost$55,798

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$56,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Colorado Boulder students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 16%
Business 12%
Biology 10%
Psychology 10%
Communication 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126614 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Boulder.