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University of Colorado Admissions Information

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As the flagship campus of the University of Colorado system, the University of Colorado in Boulder has a long history of producing world-renowned students and faculty, including six Nobel Laureates and seven MacArthur Fellows. Located in the beautiful city of Boulder, the University of Colorado has vibrant community and is a source of endless activity. In addition to the breadth of academic opportunities to students, the school has many methods for personalizing each student's education. For example, through the Residential Academic Programs (RAPs), students have the option of themed housing based on a common academic or social interest. There are also ample programs for participating in community service, bridging the gap between theory and experiential learning.

The University of Colorado is well known for its research facilities, and with an active Environmental Center it is committed to ecological stewardship. At the same time, it offers 85 majors across seven undergraduate colleges and a multitude of extracurricular activities. With 3,400 courses offered in 150 fields, there are many opportunities for exploration and ways in which the students can find a challenge.



Basic Info

Main Address: 552 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0552
Phone Number: (303) 492-6301  
Website: http://www.colorado.edu/  


Type of school: Public  
Type of school: Co-ed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 27,069  
Percent out-of-state: 3%  
Percent international: 1.6%  
Female to Male ratio: 47:53  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 18:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Honors Program
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC (Air Force, Army, Navy)
Semester At Sea
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments for married or single students
Special housing for disabled students
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Film Societies
International Students
Literary Magazine
Model U.N.
Musical Theater
Pep Band
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Voted #5 Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges
  • Voted #16 Party Schools
  • Voted #16 Great College Towns
  • Named a Best Western College

Admissions Information

At the University of Colorado, the prospective students are held in high regard as individuals. The most important factor in admissions is an applicant's high school academic achievement, particularly GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and intensity of his or her course selection. The admissions committee also looks for highly qualified and active applicants who have something unique to contribute to the university.

As a strong research facility, the University of Colorado requires three to four years of high school math for all applicants, depending on his or her major track. For students with very strong high school standing there is Guaranteed Admission to certain colleges within the University of Colorado. The details for this program are available on the admissions website.

Admissions address: Office of Admissions
Regent Administrative Center 125
University of Colorado Boulder
552 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0552
Phone number: (303) 492-6301  
Fax number: (303) 492-7115  
Admissions Website: https://www.colorado.edu/admissions  
Email: apply@colorado.edu  
Contact Person: Kevin McLennan, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 19,694  
Percent of applicants admitted: 84%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: December 1  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Online application, high school transcripts, ACT and/or SAT scores, 2 personal essays  

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest section of scores across test dates is considered  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4841  
ACT code: 0532  
Learn more about other Top Music schools:
University of Rochester   University of Michigan   Northwestern   Boston University  

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