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Colorado School of Mines Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 219 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

30% Women
70% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $40,703)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $28,459)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 16 12 - -
Football 117 - - -
Golf 13 - - -
Soccer 25 25 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming and Diving 20 16 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 66 34 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 62 29 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 29 21 - -
Volleyball - 17 - -
Wrestling 36 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.3%
Hispanic 5.3%
Non-resident alien 9.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 15.1%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 64.3%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 17
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Colten from Elbert, CO
  • 5
  • as far as dorm life is concerned, the school of mines has many options and a great variety of student living. there are four traditional halls, which is 'traditional'…

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  • Michael from Leesburg, VA
  • 3
  • Because of the amount of work you are given at the school, week days are very quite and you don't usually see people out and about socializing. For the most…

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  • Mary from Colorado Springs, CO
  • 4
  • Some of the dorms have inherent disadvantages. The traditional dorms are older, Elm is huge and hotel-like, Maple is smaller than Elm but newer, and Weaver has suite-style living. Find…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • The Q of CSM
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have no idea what the food is like, but as a STEM nerd, I did like the d�©cor in Periodic Table

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  • 3
  • Mary from Colorado Springs, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Like I said, Sodexo really sucks. The stations are all open around the same time, and only operate during 'normal' hours for eating. Breakfast: 7am-9:30* Lunch: 11:30-1:30* Dinner: 5-7* *The end times vary based on the volume for the day. Outside of these hours, you have a few options - sandwiches, cereal, bagels and toast, and sometimes the salad bar. I think 10am is a perfectly reasonable time to want eggs and bacon but I'm proven wrong all the time when everything is closed but the deli. However, all things considered, they're not the worst. Mass producing food is hard, and they do an okay job at it. There are a few golden dishes like Mac&Cheese pizza at the Brick Oven, mac&cheese at the pasta bar (in the little casserole dishes, not the big pans) and chicken sliders at Grillworks that make you think for a minute they might not suck so badly. Cherish these meals. They'll help you deal with crappy days. Judy at the front is a lovely woman, and you should spend a little bit of time to say hi in the mornings. She gets a lot of unnecessary flak for the bad food - she has nothing to do with it!

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  • 2
  • Hannah from Tulsa, OK
  • I am a current student here

    Mines Market sucks. They botch the most innocent of dishes, but if everything looks awful there's always sub sandwiches or pizza. There's also other restaurants on campus you can use Munch Money for. Food is definitely not the highlight of freshman year though. You just have to get through it.

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  • 4
  • Michelle from Denver, CO
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Many students complain about the dining at Mines, but I myself do not see any reason to complain. The food is quite good and affordable.

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  • 3
  • Meridith from Watauga, TX
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have yet to experience the food at Mines, but I know there are many options for any person's diet! On your housing application there is a field you fill out which indicates whether or not you are vegan, eat kosher or halal, are vegetarian, have celiac or are gluten free, etc.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    First year, go for the unlimited food plan. While it does cost the most, it's got the best value for that cost.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Hannah from Tulsa, OK
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is NOT what it is at state schools. There's a lot more frats then sororities so there are more house personalities that guys are likely to fit into. There's all kinds of frats from the nerdy to the douchey to the stoners. There are only 4 sororities but I highly recommend rushing because you might just find one that feels like home. Greek life is a really good support system for social and academic aspects. They have huge test banks that can be used to study. You'll also find other people in your classes in your house and you'll be able to study with them.

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  • 0
  • Sasha
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are nine different sororities and fraternities here. Thought that was a lot for Mines.

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  • 0
  • Dylan from Peyton, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Not as common. About 14% of the campus community is currently involved. There are 7 fraternities and 3 sororities and they hold weekly and/or monthly events.

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  • 0
  • Christopher from Grapevine, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The school does hold a few fraternity and sororities even with our small student body. The Greek Life here is much how you would expect it to be at any other public university.

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  • 0
  • Seth from Golden, CO
  • I am a current student here

    There are a few fraternities and sororities. They are fairly easy to pledge into and are excellent resume material. They are very active societies.

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