Colorado School of Mines

According to a school representative, Colorado School of Mines is a public research university long known for its excellent, accredited academic programs in engineering and applied sciences. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colo. and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. Mines has a specialized and focused mission to enhance understanding of the earth, energy and the environment. Mines is helping find answers to some of the major problems of our times. Mines renowned faculty creates a challenging and supportive learning environment for our students. Our graduates are in great demand by companies and government agencies around the world. Mines rigorous degree programs provide a technical education and students receive exposure and training in areas such as communication, leadership, teamwork and ethics. Additionally, our extensive laboratory infrastructure ensures students have plenty of hands-on training in their coursework. Graduate students join a community of scholars who are global leaders in their fields. Research funding from government agencies and private corporations supports cutting-edge work in alternative and traditional energy resources, mineral economics, earth sciences, materials, and environmental science and engineering. Strong partnerships with local government laboratories, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Bureau of Reclamation and the US Geological Survey, provide rich opportunities for students to become involved in world-class research. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention. Situated in Golden, Colorado, against the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Mines community enjoys nearby hiking, camping, bicycling, kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing, white-water rafting, skiing, and snowboarding; there are about a dozen major ski areas within a 1-3 hours drive from campus. Denver and Boulder are within 20 miles of campus, offering all the attractions of a large metro area. Recent campus improvements, a new 207-bed residence hall Elm Hall and Mines Market in 2014, a new, 290-bed residence hall Maple Hall; and a $33 million addition to Brown Hall - making it the largest classroom facility on campus opened in the fall 2011. In fall 2012, the new Marquez Hall opened its doors; a state-of-the-art $25 million facility for pioneering teaching, research and service. Also in fall 2012, the new W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Ctr. opened as home to the Student Health, Dental, Counseling, Disability Services, and Health Insurance Program. Established in fall 2012 - CASA: Center for Academic Services and Advising. In fall 2015, the Starzer Welcome Center, and the Clear Creek Athletics Complex opened. And, Coors Tek Center for Applied Science and Engineering expected to open in late 2017. The social environment is informal and friendly, and the academic environment is competitive, but also collaborative. Mines attracts an ambitious and motivated group of students, staff and faculty, and the career and graduate school opportunities for graduates are exceptional. Mines offers 18 varsity sports teams, our student athletes are competitive in the NCAA, Division II arena, and over 50 club and intramural teams meet the recreational interests of our highly active campus community. Students are involved in more than 180 clubs and organizations.

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Public, Coed 1874 N/A Semester $212.3 million + 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 273-3000
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56 100.0 Colorado Golden 1100 4