University of Colorado--Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), a major research and teaching university, is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on a beautiful campus at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. CU-Boulder is one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region. And while it is a major research university and Colorados flagship university, the campus maintains an intimate college atmosphere with many small academic communities and 85% of classes enrolling fewer than 50 students.The university has a proud academic tradition, with five Nobel laureates, eight MacArthur genius grant recipients, and more than 100 Fulbright fellows since 1982. CU-Boulder has a long history of environmental awareness and has been ranked among the top green universities in the country. We earned a place on the Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts, are home of the founding chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and in 2015 were again ranked as one of the top ten sources of Peace Corps volunteers. The university received more than $425 million in sponsored research funding during the 2015 fiscal year. Faculty members bring their research into the classroom in areas such as physics, space sciences, and the American West.CU-Boulder offers more than 3,600 courses in approximately 150 areas of study and 86 degree programs at the bachelors level. Undergraduates apply to the following colleges, schools, and programs: Arts & Sciences, Leeds School of Business, Engineering & Applied Science, Music, Environmental Design, Education, and Media, Information and Communication. University facilities include an observatory, planetarium, mountain research station, a hands-on teaching and learning laboratory for engineering, and the Alliance for Teaching, Learning, & Society Center, a structure that offers the university community groundbreaking instructional technology and learning opportunities. Outstanding departments and programs include aerospace engineering, astrophysical and planetary sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, engineering, English, entrepreneurial business, geography, integrative physiology, law, music, physics, and psychology.Talented undergraduate students participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities on campus, including honors programs, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, community and service learning, and 14 residential academic programs that offer specialized living and learning communities featuring top faculty and small-class environments. Students come from every state in the nation and about 100 countries. Many ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds are represented, fostering a multicultural community that enriches each students educational experience. Students from diverse backgrounds may receive academic, personal, and financial support through one of the CU-Lead (leadership, excellence, achievement, and diversity) alliance programs housed in various colleges and departments.The Study Abroad Office administers over 300 CU-Boulder-sponsored programs in more than 65 countries around the world with more than 1,000 students participating annually.CU-Boulder competes in 12 intercollegiate sports at the Division I level, is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, and maintains one of the nations largest club sports programs, supporting more than 30 intercollegiate teams in sports such as cycling, ice hockey, swimming/diving, triathlon, and ultimate Frisbee.The campus offers art galleries, a natural history museum, theaters, concert halls, and an extensive calendar of social and cultural events, highlighted by the annual Conference on World Affairs, musical performances by the Grammy Award-winning Takacs Quartet, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1876 N/A Semester $514.2 million Regent Administration Center, Room 125, 552 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (303) 492-1411
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52 100.0 Colorado Boulder 1112 9 104