University of Colorado Boulder
#162 Overall Influence

University of Colorado Boulder

Public university in Boulder, Colorado, USA and flagship of the University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado Boulder , colloquially referred to as CU or Colorado, is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system, and was founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state. CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America, and is classified as an R1 University, meaning that it engages in a very high level of research activity. According to the National Science Foundation, the university spent $514 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 50th in the nation.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

36,604

Acceptance

82%

Graduation Rate

70%

Median SAT Score

1255

Median ACT Score

28

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$10,248

Fees (in-state)

$1,806

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$59,700

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

32K

Under-Grads

28K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder CO 80309-0017

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

30 per 100k

Violent Crime

2 per 100k

What is University of Colorado Boulder known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#85 World Rank #31 USA Rank
Physics
#71 World Rank #45 USA Rank
Computer Science
#138 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Chemistry
#102 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Biology
#158 World Rank #59 USA Rank
Mathematics
#180 World Rank #65 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#115 World Rank #68 USA Rank
Engineering
#108 World Rank #88 USA Rank
Communications
#214 World Rank #95 USA Rank
Economics
#148 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Business
#190 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Psychology
#314 World Rank #113 USA Rank
Philosophy
#272 World Rank #114 USA Rank
Literature
#206 World Rank #119 USA Rank
Education
#241 World Rank #135 USA Rank
History
#348 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Sociology
#353 World Rank #157 USA Rank
Anthropology
#335 World Rank #166 USA Rank
Medical
#304 World Rank #166 USA Rank
Political Science
#407 World Rank #197 USA Rank
Law
#512 World Rank #252 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#120 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Nursing
#188 World Rank #140 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#2014 World Rank #1057 USA Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are University of Colorado Boulder's Most influential alumni?

University of Colorado Boulder's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Physics, and Biology. University of Colorado Boulder’s most academically influential people include Sidney Altman, Steve Wozniak, and Robert Redford.

Sidney Altman
Sidney Altman

Canadian American molecular biologist

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Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak

American inventor, computer engineer and programmer

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Robert Redford
Robert Redford

American actor and film director

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Alan Kay
Alan Kay

Computer scientist

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Jack Williamson
Jack Williamson

American science fiction writer

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Yvor Winters

American poet and literary critic

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Scott Carpenter
Scott Carpenter

American test pilot, astronaut and aquanaut

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Kate Grenville
Kate Grenville

Australian writer and teacher of creative writing

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Christie Aschwanden
Christie Aschwanden

American journalist

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Dalton Trumbo
Dalton Trumbo

American screenwriter and novelist

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Trey Parker
Trey Parker

American actor, voice artist, animator, screenwriter, director, producer and musician

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Tom Maniatis

American biologist

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