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Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

+1 303-273-3000

1500 Illinois St. Golden, CO USA 80401

Founded in 1874, the Colorado School of Mines is a public institution located in the mountain town of Golden, Colorado. Mines has been recognized for its excellent research output. Its focus on science and engineering is highly regarded, and the university has been known as one of the “brainiest” colleges. Notable alumni include senior vice president of ExxonMobil Andrew Swiger, and board chairman of Southwestern Energy Harold M. Korell.

Ranked 81 in the nation, Mines’ acceptance rate is 55% and its graduation rate is 79.9%. In-state tuition is $17,520 per year, plus fees; out-of-state tuition is $39,600 per year, plus fees. The university offers over 20 undergraduate programs and more than 50 postgraduate degree and certification programs. A total of 7,172 students are enrolled. Mines follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Scientifically-minded students will find wide opportunities at Mines. Undergraduates and postgraduates can take advantage of many research opportunities at two major facilities for energy innovation: the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and the Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute. Not only is the school dedicated to engineering and science in the classroom, but many of its student clubs and organizations provide extracurricular opportunities to pursue (and enjoy) scientific discovery. Students participate in more than 200 clubs and organizations, including seven fraternities and three sororities. The student newspaper, The Oredigger, reviews scientific topics, and it publishes weekly roundups of discoveries, as well as a “Geek of the Week” feature. Mines’ athletic teams, the Orediggers, compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. There are 18 intercollegiate athletic teams at Mines. The school mascots are Blaster the Burro and Marvin the Miner. Students also have ample time to enjoy their natural surroundings. Skiing, snowboarding, and climbing in the Rocky Mountains are popular activities.

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