University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

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Boulder, CO 80309-0017
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University of Colorado Boulder Review

A- Excellent
3.958325 Based on 18 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Colorado Boulder.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1885 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
115
119
 
18
Architectural Engineering
 
40
13
 
2
Biochemical Engineering
 
79
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
70
19
 
24
Civil Engineering, General
 
63
63
 
21
Computer Engineering, General
 
62
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
39
106
 
21
Engineering, General
 
31
60
 
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
140
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
193
51
 
7
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
39
16
 
4
Materials Engineering
 
 
17
 
3
Mechanical Engineering
 
260
69
 
13
Telecommunications Engineering
 
 
108
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1814 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
94
5
 
9
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
6
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
17
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
22
5
 
1
Cognitive Science
 
 
 
 
6
Community Organization and Advocacy
 
0
 
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
 
0
 
0
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
18
 
3
Educational Psychology
 
 
5
 
1
Ethnic Studies
 
14
 
 
0
History, General
 
83
4
 
5
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
22
 
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
324
 
 
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
32
28
 
0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
87
0
 
 
Museology/Museum Studies
 
 
10
 
 
Philosophy
 
52
7
 
3
Political Science and Government, General
 
192
7
 
5
Psychology, General
 
478
11
 
10
Religion/Religious Studies
 
14
14
 
 
Russian Studies
 
12
4
 
 
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Science, Technology and Society
 
 
11
 
6
Sociology
 
156
4
 
9
Women's Studies
 
17
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1687 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
66
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
993
171
 
3
Business Statistics
 
 
57
 
 
Economics, General
 
285
11
 
12
Finance, General
 
 
17
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
 
0
 
 
Management Science
 
 
10
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
35
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
8
 
 
Taxation
 
 
19
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1633 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
 
62
 
 
 
Astrophysics
 
 
16
 
3
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
5
2
 
6
Biochemistry
 
152
2
 
18
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
141
3
 
11
Chemical Physics
 
 
 
 
8
Chemistry, General
 
27
15
 
25
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
219
5
 
4
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
 
29
 
 
 
Geography
 
51
8
 
12
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
71
10
 
9
Geophysics and Seismology
 
 
 
 
2
Mathematics, General
 
101
11
 
12
Neuroscience
 
120
 
 
12
Physics, General
 
50
23
 
21
Physiology, General
 
343
16
 
8
Statistics, General
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

831 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
 
63
23
 
12
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
16
2
 
0
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other
 
 
67
 
2
Chinese Language and Literature
 
17
 
 
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
71
24
 
2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
 
 
 
 
1
Creative Writing
 
 
12
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
47
 
5
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
 
 
4
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
0
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
133
16
 
4
French Language and Literature
 
7
3
 
2
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
7
4
 
3
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
8
 
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
24
 
 
 
Learning Sciences
 
 
0
 
0
Music Teacher Education
 
16
7
 
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
11
 
1
Spanish Language and Literature
 
39
7
 
2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
158
2
 
6

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

522 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
 
32
 
 
 
Journalism
 
7
0
 
 
Journalism, Other
 
57
7
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
7
5
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
389
17
 
 
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
 
 
1
 
 

447 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Artificial Intelligence
 
 
3
 
 
Computer Science
 
332
81
 
19
Information Science/Studies
 
12
0
 
0

292 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
 
11
4
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
19
4
 
4
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
78
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
51
4
 
 
Intermedia/Multimedia
 
 
 
 
4
Music History, Literature, and Theory
 
 
 
 
1
Music Performance, General
 
40
41
 
17
Music, General
 
14
 
 
 
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
 
 
 
 
0

228 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
219
5
 
4

16 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/Audiologist
 
 
 
 
16

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Colorado Boulder.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
 
 
 
Computer Science
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
 
Telecommunications Engineering
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (English Language International English Center)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

B+ Great
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.6666666666667 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    History/Business, Class of 1988

    Small classes, work groups, computer based classes and assignments

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English literature, Class of 2015

    Career Buffs - for students and alumni

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology , Class of 2011

    Forever buffs... or some such nonsense.

    1 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    accounting, physical therapy, Class of 1993

    interviews, help with resumes and cover letters

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1992

    Ongoing communication with university programs

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Environmental Biology, Class of 1987

    We have a Career Services Department for the entire campus and several of the schools have individual career services offices as well. Student groups and other entities provide opportunities to meet with employers and pursue internships.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA History, Class of 1992

    N/A been a long time

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2015

    My school has a career services department, and many students with my major were able to work on research with professors in their labs.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1990

    Access to fellow students and interest groups; Job fairs; Graduate opportunities (TA's, etc.); Strong analytic and modeling framework; Broad liberal arts curriculum.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1994

    transition office, mentorship program, internship sponsoring

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1995

    Alumni association events, career center

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing , Class of 2003

    Simulation labs, In class lectures and face to face peer conversations

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.7222222222222 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    English literature, Class of 2015

    Big partying demographic, but it's an enormous university so there are plenty of nerds and scholars as well. Generally politically apathetic, extremely white, extremely liberal.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism and Sociology , Class of 2003

    Progressive, politically active, socially conscious, environmentally conscious, healthy and fit

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 2006

    I didn't interact with any unless absolutely necessary.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Environmental Biology, Class of 1987

    The environment is very welcoming. The students, as a whole, are very accepting of one another. They work together to make the campus a welcoming place and a safe place to be.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2015

    There are some very bright and dedicated students, but they're outnumbered by students who aren't yet interested in learning. Smaller upper division classes still have a mix of both, but those who are engaged in the class are more visible and talkative, while those who don't care keep quiet and browse the internet on their computers during class.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1990

    Strong social science and activism; Moderate Greek culture/business school types; Many hard science and engineering students; Muted sports culture.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2012

    CU was a very culturally and socially diverse institution.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1995

    A solid mixture of fun & academics. This school is the ultimate college experience.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BA, Class of 1995

    Mostly self-entitled idiots riding on dad's money.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing , Class of 2003

    Diverse, accepting, rigerous, strong, tough.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.5 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    History/Business, Class of 1988

    Computer and language labs, dorms, cafeterias, student union, rec center,

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English literature, Class of 2015

    Excellent electronic facilities (it's a big research university). Dining halls OK, dorms and dining halls really only service freshman (everyone else lives off campus). Classrooms in science and engineering departments are great, but a lot of the liberal arts facilities are old and run-down.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology , Class of 2011

    Fine. Probably comparable to any other college.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    accounting, physical therapy, Class of 1993

    They've been updated so I don't know

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Environmental Biology, Class of 1987

    The facilities are excellent and improved/updated every two to three years. Many facilities have recently undergone major renovations to be meet the needs of the students especially those with physical disabilities.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2015

    I had little experience in dorms and dining halls, but as far as I know, they're clean and well-maintained. The classrooms are fairly well-designed and all have good projectors and speakers. Most have chalk boards and projection screens. The chairs and desks are somewhat comfortable and functional, though older chairs squeak quite a bit and can be distracting in large lecture halls, with people fidgeting often.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1990

    Older dorms have smallish rooms; Dining halls and many classrooms are large and well maintained; Student access to computers is good.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2012

    CU had very top of the line technology. Many of the dorms were older at the time of my attendance. Many newer dining halls had been added.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1995

    Boulder is consistently rated one of the prettiest campuses in the country.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1994

    Full spectrum, state of the art

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.9444444444444 Based on 18 Reviews
  • Alumni
    History/Business, Class of 1988

    recreational, art and music classes

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English literature, Class of 2015

    I honestly have no idea.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Journalism and Sociology , Class of 2003

    Ethnic student groups, student government, outdoor activities

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Environmental Biology, Class of 1987

    There are a number of new student groups that have been initiated in the past two years to help increase the diversity on campus and provide multicultural activities. The International Education Office has begun a major push to increase the number of students who are able to take advantage of things like Study Abroad and Semester at Sea.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Chemistry, Class of 1998

    I studied abroad so ran with that crowd

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2015

    I know my school has a great number of groups, but I have never looked into any of them.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics, Class of 1990

    Recreational: skiing, climbing, hiking Political: social justice, women's equality, third world

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2012

    Athletics were very popular as well as sororities.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS, Class of 1995

    Ski Team! Great mix of Greeks & non-Greeks.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Aerospace Engineering, Class of 1994

    intramural sports, mountain climbing, skiing

    5 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Trey Parker and Matt Stone who co-created the animated television series South Park are two of the most widely known alumni. Other prominent alumni include ESPN Broadcaster Chris Fowler, Lynne Cheney who is wife of former U.S. Vice Present Dick Cheney, NASA Astronauts Jack Swigert who flew on Apollo 13, Stuart Roosa who flew on Apollo 14, and Ellison Onizuka who flew on the Challenger, Theodore Harold Raiman who invented the first working laser, and Swiss Psychologist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross who introduced the theory of the Five Stages of Grief in her book On Death And Dying.

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What is the campus setting like?
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  • The campus offers a mix of historic Tuscan architecture with cutting-edge interior facilities. It sits against the stunning backdrop of the Flatirons formation of the Rocky Mountains and features a large outdoor theatre for performances. All students are required to live on campus for their first two semesters in one of the university’s 23 on-campus residence halls. Residence halls offer several Living and Learning Communities such as the Active Living community where students who strive for health in body and mind go on planned hiking, biking, skiing, and rock climbing adventures. Also right on campus is the Fiske Planetarium featuring star and laser shows and the Sommers-Bausch Observatory for those who wish to take stargazing to the next level.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • The university boasts the slogan “Be Boulder Anywhere” and has offered distance education opportunities for over four decades. Fully online graduate programs and dual degree programs are available in electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer science, aerospace engineering, and engineering management. Graduate certificate programs are available in various engineering specialties as well as telecommunications and renewable and sustainable energy. The Office of Continuing Education also offers evening, weekend, and online individual course options ideal for adult learners.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The Buffaloes are NCAA Division I and members of the Pacific 12 Conference. Since 1959 the Buffaloes have won 24 NCAA championships,17 of which were for skiing. Buffaloes Football has participated in 28 NCAA Division I bowl games and secured 12 wins. Rashaan Salaam received the Heisman Trophy in 1994 and is to date the only alumnus to have received this honor.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • The University of Colorado Boulder is widely known as a leading public research university and houses 11 research institutes and 90 research centers on campus. The university receives more funding from NASA for student and faculty research initiatives than any other university worldwide. In 1995 Professor Carl E. Weiman and National Institute of Standards and Technology Senior Scientist Eric A. Cornell produced a new form of matter called the Bose–Einstein condensate in the campus’ Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics. Several faculty members received the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007 for contributing to climate change research and reports.

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