College Deliberately: University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, research and citizenship located in the city of Boulder, CO. It is known for Business Administration and Management, Psychology and Journalism.

University of Colorado Boulder

place Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309-0017
phone Phone: (303) 492-1411
web Web: http://www.colorado.edu/
  • University of Colorado Boulder is also known as:
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
University of Colorado at Boulder Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1913-01-01 2030-08-31
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Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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University of Colorado Boulder is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 116
Lacrosse Women’s 38
Soccer Women’s 26

The complete list of sports at University of Colorado Boulder is available for members.

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Tuition for University of Colorado Boulder is in the 38.3 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how University of Colorado Boulder is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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A place to collect and discuss examples of bioinspiration. This subreddit is principally associated with the BioInspiration/ Bioinspired Design/ Biomimetics courses at University of Michigan, University of Colorado Boulder, and other courses affiliated with the UC Berkeley Bioinspired Design course by Professor Bob Full.
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