University of Colorado Boulder

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Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Public university in Boulder, Colorado, USA and flagship of the University of Colorado System

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About University of Colorado Boulder

According to Wikipedia, The University of Colorado Boulder is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state, it is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system. CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America, and is classified among R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity. In 2021, the university spent $634 million on research and development according to the National Science Foundation, ranking it 50th in the nation.

University of Colorado Boulder Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
44,203 84% 72% 1250 28

How Much Does University of Colorado Boulder Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$10,728 $1,738

How Much Do University of Colorado Boulder Graduates Make?

If you graduate from University of Colorado Boulder, then you can expect to earn an average of $59,700 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

University of Colorado Boulder's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
34,106 30,218 3,888

Where is University of Colorado Boulder?

University of Colorado Boulder is located at Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder CO 80309-0017

How Safe is University of Colorado Boulder?

Boulder has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is University of Colorado Boulder Known For?

University of Colorado Boulder is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Colorado Boulder's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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 Earth Sciences, Computer Science, and Physics. Here are some of University of Colorado Boulder's most famous alumni:

Alan Kay
Alan Kay
An American computer scientist .
Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak
An American computer pioneer, inventor, computer engineer and programmer. Steve Wozniak is co-founder of Apple Inc..
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
A 24th president of Liberia.
Sidney Altman
Sidney Altman
A Canadian American molecular biologist.
Jack Williamson
Jack Williamson
An American science fiction writer .
Eugene Myers
Eugene Myers
An American computer scientist.
Scott Carpenter
Scott Carpenter
An American test pilot, astronaut and aquanaut .
Kenneth Carpenter
A Paleontologist.
Hagen Kleinert
Hagen Kleinert
A German physicist.
Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana Chawla
An American astronaut.
Tom Maniatis
An American biologist.
Theodore Maiman
Theodore Maiman
An American physicist/Inventor of first working laser.

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