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Colorado School of Mines Stats, Info and Facts

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6,268 Students

56% Admitted

  • 6,209 full time
  • 667 part time
  • 4,388 men full time
  • 1,880 women full time
  • 13,300 applied
  • 6,500 admitted
  • 1,300 enrolled

4,788 Undergraduates

$16,650 Tuition/Year

  • 1,501 Graduates
  • 84 Non-Degree
  • $16,650 in state
  • $2,314 fees
  • $13,169 room & board
  • $1,500 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rocky Mountains Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Hannah from Tulsa, OK
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  • Mines is a fantastic engineering school, which means it also has very difficult course work and requires a lot of hard work. However, if you are willing to put in…

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  • Colten from Elbert, CO
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  • the colorado school of mines is an extremely rigorous, intense, and rewarding college. there are challenges every day, and every class, no matter what you take, is hours worth…

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  • Michael from Leesburg, VA
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  • This school is academically more challenging than anything you have or will ever experience. The social life is almost non-existent, but school spirit is very strong. The hard work put…

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  • Amanda from Castle Rock, CO
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  • Colorado School of Mines is a wonderful school! It is very challenging but has some amazing teachers to walk you through the classes. However, the exams can be overly complicated.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Jordan from Ely, NV
  • I am a current student here

    I have met a lot of people that I really like here. From other students to TAs and professors. I am heavily involved in a couple of professional organizations and met many people through them that have already helped me in the my career.

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  • Nicholas from Highlands Ranch, CO
  • I am a current student here

    This is a great campus. I think that the best part for me is the small focused student body. The fact that everyone in your dorm is taking the came classes was great, you can go to anyone anytime for help. You get to know so many more people and build stronger relationships with the people around you. It doesn't feel like you are just another number here. The mountains are another great reason for coming here. All resorts are within 90 minutes, and you can do any outdoor activity you can think of. You can also get into things that you have never tried before. For me, I got to go kayaking and rock climbing for the first time in my life in the first week of school. If you are willing to go outside your comfort zone you are bound to find something that fits you out here.

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  • Cody from bennett, CO
  • I am a current student here

    The Colorado School of Mines campus offers numerous clubs and organizations that one can enjoy at their own leisure. If one is looking to join a group that shares common ideas, or if one is simply looking to stop by occasionally to relax and have fun with fellow students, there is a club/organization for all. The Student Recreation Center hosts numerous intramural sports that can be joined by any team. The gym in the Rec Center is adequately supplied for type of strength conditioning that one could pursue, and includes an indoor track and numerous basketball courts. If one is looking to take a break from studying or just looking to belong to something, then the Colorado School of Mines does not fall short of providing a fun, interactive college experience.

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  • Lauren from Fort Collins, CO
  • I am a current student here

    I absolutely love it here. Golden is a great place to live and the size of campus is great - not too big, but big enough. It’s close to Denver and the mountains, so it’s a great location too. There are lots of places to fit in - for me it was athletics, but there are clubs for every interest on campus (including plenty of nerdy ones, if that’s what you’re into). The Mines Activity Council hosts events like movie nights and comedians (every week), and IM sports are lots of fun too (it's always entertaining to watch nerds play sports). A big concern for most people is that Mines students don't have time for a life. And I can't lie to you - going to Mines is a lot of work, and you have to be prepared for it. There’s always more homework or studying to do, but with good time management skills, you can make time for “the college experience”. I don’t have unlimited free time, but I’m not doing homework 24/7. Also, the difficulty of courses brings the student body together. You don't have psychology majors mixed with music majors mixed with engineers. Everyone went through the same rigorous classes and ate the same not so great dorm food as freshmen. But these things help students bond, and everyone understands when it's just one of those weeks where you don't have time to go out.

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