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University of Colorado Boulder Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,480 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 47 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $445,960)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $139,360)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 96 103 Yes -
Basketball 15 13 - Yes
Football 106 - - -
Golf 10 10 - -
Skiing 13 14 Yes -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Tennis - 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes Yes
Kayaking - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.7%
Hispanic 6.3%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.3%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 801
Liquor Law Violation 558
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 44
Reviews Dorm Life
  • taylor from centennial, co
  • 2
  • cu has a couple really nice dorms, but of course those ones are hundreds of dollars more expensive. the rest are very old and worn down, especially in the engineering…

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  • Adam from Parker, CO
  • 4
  • There is a large amounts of residency halls and most of them are pretty cozy and nice, especially the recently renovated Baker hall. Students can also part in residential academic…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Josh from Colorado Springs, CO
  • I am a current student here

    The food is diverse and has great quality, but like the dorm life, it does get old sometimes so I recommend switching up what location you eat at every now and then.

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  • 4
  • Rebekah from Broomfield, CO
  • I am a current student here

    There are wo many places to eat on campus and the dining hall has a wide selection. Its a really nice and clean dining facility with multiple cultural foods.

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  • 4
  • Monica from Aurora, CO
  • I am a current student here

    The UMC and C4C are the biggest dining centers on campus (although there are a lot more) and they have vegetarian and gluten free options most of the time! The food could use more seasoning, but overall it is pretty good. On Fridays at the C4C we have pho!!

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  • 3
  • Venus from Longmont, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Lots of places to eat, most are only open until eight or nine though. the food is good and the meal plans are a very convenient but expensive.

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  • 4
  • Rowan from Longmont, CO
  • I am a current student here

    There are a lot of options for food on campus, the main dining hall, the C4C, had many options available for every meal with different kinds of food at every station. My favorite options for meals are the grab 'n go facilities. At these facilities, you are able to get freshly made sandwiches, pasta, and even potstickers on several occasions. There is less variety at the grab 'n go versus the dining halls, but the food was always good.

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  • 5
  • Kristina from Bozeman, MT
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus, which use their own school sponsored currency. There is also a school meal card that you can purchase for a set number of meals in the cafeteria or other places on campus for that semester.

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  • 4
  • Nima from Dacono, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Compared to most other dining halls CU offers a well done dining hall. There are plenty of different choices here with the newest being the Village Center. Food here is an around the world theme allowing you to try many different types of food at once.

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  • 5
  • taylor from centennial, co
  • I am a current student here

    cu has one of the biggest selections in food i have ever seen on a campus, and it's all made right there. it can be a little repetitive, but of all the other college campuses i've been to, cu takes the cake. they are prepared for every diet and allergy.

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  • 5
  • Out of State Student
  • I am a current student here

    C4C has a variety of options. Munch money gives snacks and grab & go choices, and if your schedule means you are eating outside of C4C regular hours, you can get food in lots of convenient spots on campus. The food is really good. If you get tired of it, Boulder has so many great food choices, and most are all expensive. At the edge of campus are places like Whole Foods, Beaujos Pizza, and lots of cafes and sandwich shops. Boulder has a Tea House and vegan options, too.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Dakota from CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is a decent size Greek life for anyone interested, but I don't believe it overwhelms the school.

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  • 0
  • Jennifer from Louisville, CO
  • I am a current student here

    I was not a part of Greek Life on this campus (due to being an alumni of one that was not represented), but on the whole it seems to be quite large.

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  • 0
  • Nicole S
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is actually very prevalent on campus; if it really bothers you that people are going to be in sororities and engaging in those events, CU may not be the best place. I personally didn't rush, and I am one of the only people in my area of the hall to not be in one. It's harder to find people who aren't Greek than it is to find people who are, at least from the people I have met. I don't necessarily support or disagree with pledging, I just found it unnecessary. I have made many friends and had memorable experiences without needing to pay the extra money. But if you are looking for that experience, CU has a large budget for the program here and it makes up a huge population of the students.

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Reno, NV
  • I am a current student here

    While the Greek life is present at CU Boulder, a few years ago the fraternities were actually removed from campus, so they are now technically a separate entity. The sororities are still part of the campus, however. The Greek life here isn't very obtrusive on campus, and it is mostly a lot of people who are looking to create familial bonds with their brothers or sisters.

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  • 0
  • Kristina
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't for everyone. If you're on the fence about participating, go ahead and rush! It's a good way to learn if you'll have the time commitment and if you'll enjoy the atmosphere. Even if a sorority/fraternity bids for you, you don't have to accept if you don't want to. You could just enjoy the rush as a way to meet people and test the waters for a week.

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  • 0
  • Julianne from Denver, CO
  • I am a current student here

    It's not very popular, but some great people are involved. Many of the greeks tend to think they are better than everyone else and obsess over frat life.

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  • 0
  • Kathryn from Westminster, CO
  • I am a current student here

    They say it's not a huge part of life but you will certainly feel its effects your freshman year. Greek Life is inherently loud so you'll see it and here it. After that, it can take a back burner, and the pressure to join isn't overwhelming.

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