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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 40,677 prospective students applied, and 31,872 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 7,113 enrolled in the school.  30,730 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,951 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $10,728 plus fees of $1,772. CU Boulder is ranked 186 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

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

Rankings

Rankings for University of Colorado Boulder within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
University of Colorado Boulder overview
SAT 1140/1360
ACT 25/31
GPA 3.56
Applications Accepted
78.4% 
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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$1,200
Other Fees$1,772
Room and Board $14,778
Budget for Other Expenses$2,556
Total One Year Cost$31,034
Out of State Resident Tuition
$36,546
Out of State Costs for University of Colorado Boulder
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,772
Room and Board $14,778
Budget for Other Expenses$2,556
Total One Year Cost$56,852

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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.

Current students may use the University of Colorado Boulder GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.