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Located in the #1 of the 50 Best College Towns in America
Best College Reviews, 2019
Founded in 1876, public research institution and flagship university in the University of Colorado system, CU-Boulder has nine colleges and schools offering 90+ degree programs and more than 3,600 academic courses.
Set on one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with one of the most inspiring and entrepreneurial learning environments, CU-Boulder has a global reputation for outstanding teaching, research and creative work.
It has a student body of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and employs over 2,000 faculty, the majority of whom are research faculty.
CU-Boulder has top 10 national rankings in aerospace engineering, ceramics, environmental law, geology, physical chemistry, quantum physics and atomic, molecular and optical physics (U.S. News & World Report, 2016).
It also has a very active campus life with hundreds of student clubs, substantial participation in volunteerism and community service, and a strong athletic program.

A Look at the Numbers


Located in the “#1 College Town in the U.S.” (Livability, 2015)

#18 Most Entrepreneurial University in the Nation (Forbes, 2015)

Counted among the “20 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America” (Conde Nast Traveler, 2016)

#1 four-year graduation rate for Colorado public universities

18:1 student to faculty ratio

#22 worldwide for research and scholarly impact

400+ student clubs and organizations

14,500 students participate in community service

125,000+ CU-Boulder alumni living in Colorado and 270,000+ worldwide