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University of Colorado Boulder

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Rating

Public

Type

40,353

Students

$36,546

Tuition

78%

Acceptance

#269

Ranking

Midsize City

Campus Setting

Boulder, CO

Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309-0017

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large public university located in Boulder, CO ranked 269th in the nation. It has a total of 33,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon greater than 7 out of 9 applicants. University of Colorado Boulder offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Environmental Design, and Astronomy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Boulder is rather expensive. 60.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$38,318
Above Average

University of Colorado Boulder

$38,318

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$56,852

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$45,654

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

78%Acceptance
Less Selective

University of Colorado Boulder

78%

National

69%
Sat

1140 - 1360

72% of students submit

Admissions Yield

22%

ACT

24 - 29

47% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$50

Students

33,059Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

99%

Part-Time

1%
Male

55%

In-state

83%

Female

45%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

6%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
13% Business Administration and Management, General6% Psychology, General5% Computer Science76% Others

13% Business Administration and Management, General

6% Psychology, General

5% Computer Science

76% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

13%

1167 Graduates

Psychology, General

6%

499 Graduates

Computer Science

5%

432 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

5%

406 Graduates

Physiology, General

4%

367 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

4%

342 Graduates

Economics, General

4%

308 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering

3%

252 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors18:118:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

18

Number of Library Books

3,081,901

Academic Spend per Student

$18,083

Full-time Retention Rate

87%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$39,100/Year

University of Colorado Boulder

$39,100

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$39,100

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$50,800

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

60%