The University of Colorado Boulder provides an outstanding academic setting on one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is a leading force in research, technology and entrepreneurship. Home to more than 2,900 international students from 100+ countries, CU Boulder is one of only 36 U.S. public research universities belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities. Fun facts: we have five Nobel Prize laureates on campus and 20 alumni who have flown in space as NASA astronauts.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 79%
  • Average ACT range: 25-30
  • Average SAT range: 1110-1310 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Architecture; Art History; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Linguistics; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Additional financial aid information: Academic merit scholarship offered to the top 5% of applicants. NCAA Division I athletic scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Athletics Department
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $65,000-$69,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Skiing; Women's Skiing; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball

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