University of Colorado Boulder Comparison

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CU Boulder
Location Boulder, CO
Setting Small City
Enrollment 39,000
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #187
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


CU Boulder
Tuition (In State) $10,728
Tuition (Out of State) $36,546
Room & Board $15,676
Avg Net Price $21,198
Avg Grant Aid $9,992
% Receiving Grant Aid 64%


CU Boulder
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 54,756
Admitted 43,576
Acceptance Rate 79.6%
Enrolled % 15.6%
Avg High School GPA 3.68
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Very High
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 25/31
SAT Range 1170/1390
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline Jan 15, 2023


CU Boulder
Student to Faculty Ratio 18:1
Popular Majors
  • Social Sciences (16%)
  • Business (12%)
  • Biology (10%)
  • Psychology (10%)
  • Communication (8%)


CU Boulder
Graduation Rate 68%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $56,900
Making Student Loan Payments 73%
Median Student Loan Debt $19,500
Median Loan Payment $201


CU Boulder
% Men 55%
% Women 45%
Racial Diversity Low
% White 71%
% Black 2%
% Hispanic 11%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 5%
% International 6%
% Unknown Race 1%


CU Boulder
% In-State 50%
% Out-of-State 48%


CU Boulder
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard