University of Colorado at Boulder
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1876
Address: 914 Broadway
Introduction

The University of Colorado Boulder is the major research university in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. CU Boulder has a proud academic tradition, with five Nobel laureates in the sciences, nine MacArthur “genius grant” recipients, more than 100 Fulbright scholars since 1982, and approximately 80 combined members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. Several CU Boulder research faculty from the National Snow and Ice data center shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore for their contributions to the international report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The university has historically ranked as one of the top five sources of Peace Corps volunteers among U.S. colleges and universities and is the home of the founding chapter of Engineers Without Borders. The CU Boulder Graduate School offers 61 doctoral and 93 master’s degree programs in a full range of disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, fine arts, performing arts, engineering, journalism/media/communications, business, music, and education. The Graduate School provides students with a wide scope of research opportunities. It oversees 11 research institutes on campus that conduct interdisciplinary investigations in such areas as environmental sciences, space studies, biotechnology, renewable energy, and behavioral science. Students participate in the research programs of faculty and in cooperative research programs with federal agencies, laboratories, and private industries. Faculty received $630.9 million in sponsored research awards in the 2019 fiscal year, part of which helps support the work of hundreds of graduate students, gives graduate students access to high-quality equipment, and fosters collaboration with world-class faculty. The University of Colorado Law School offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary study through seven dual degree programs with other CU Boulder schools and colleges. The campus maintains an intimate college atmosphere for undergraduate students with many small academic communities and 83% of classes enrolling fewer than 50 students. CU Boulder offers more than 4,100 undergraduate courses in approximately 150 areas of study and 82 degree programs at the bachelor’s level. Undergraduates apply to the following colleges, schools, and programs: Arts & Sciences, Leeds School of Business, Engineering & Applied Science, Music, Environmental Design, Education, and Communication, Media and Information. CU Boulder faculty members bring their research into the classroom in areas such as physics, space sciences, and the American West. University facilities include an observatory, planetarium, mountain research station, a hands-on teaching and learning laboratory for engineering, and the Alliance for Teaching, Learning, & Society Center, a structure that offers the university community groundbreaking instructional technology and learning opportunities. Outstanding departments and programs include aerospace engineering, astrophysical and planetary sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, engineering, English, entrepreneurial business, geography, integrative physiology, music, physics, and psychology. Undergraduate students participate in approximately 400 study abroad programs in over 70 countries, honors programs, undergraduate research, service learning courses—combining community service with instruction, and 12 residential academic programs. CU Boulder students come from every state and approximately 100 countries, which enriches campus life with a variety of cultures and perspectives. .

Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities
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2018
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2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Earth Sciences
1
Atmospheric Science
1
Chemical Engineering
13
Physics
14
Geography
16
Water Resources
16
Ecology
17
Remote Sensing
22
Key Statistics
33569
Total Enrollment
3192(9.5%)
International Students
28086
Undergraduate Enrollment
2039(7.3%)
International Students
5483
Graduate Enrollment
1153(21.0%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Engineering
Architecture Studies
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communication
Computer Science
Dance
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Film Studies
Finance
French
Geography
Geological Sciences
Germanic Studies
History
Humanities
Integrative Physiology
International Affairs
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Management and Entrepreneurship
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Open Option - Arts and Sciences
Open Option - Business
Open Option - Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planning Studies
Political Science
Prejournalism and Mass Communication*
PreProfessional Health
PreProfessional Law
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Studio Arts
Teacher Licensure - Elementary
Teacher Licensure - Music (K-12)
Teacher Licensure - Secondary (English, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Russian, Science, Social Studies, Spanish)
Theatre
Women and Gender Studies
Graduate Programs
Aerospace engineering sciences
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art and Art History
Asian Languages and Civilizations
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
Atlas-Technology, Media and Society
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Chemical engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Civil, environmental, and architectural engineering
Classics
Cognitive Science
Communication
Comparative Literature
Computer science
Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)
Dance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)- Music Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)- Musicology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Educational and Psychological Studies (EPSY)
Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD)
Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice (EFPP)
Electrical, computer, & energy engineering
Engineering management
English
Environmental Studies
French
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geophysics
Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature
History
Integrative Physiology
Journalism
Juris Doctor (JD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Linguistics
MA in Mass Communication Research
MA in Newsgathering
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration/MA or MFA in Fine Arts (MBA/MA Fine Arts or MFA Fine Arts)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Telecommunications (MBA/MS TLEN)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Music Education (MMEd)
Mathematics
Mechanical engineering
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
MS Accounting
MS Auditing
Museum and Field Studies
Neuroscience
PhD in Accounting
PhD in Communication
PhD in Finance
PhD in Information Systems
PhD in Marketing
PhD in Operations Management
PhD in Strategic, Organizational, and Entrepreneurial Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology and Neuroscience
Religious Studies
Research and Evaluation Methodology (REME)
Sociology
Spanish
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Theatre