The University of Colorado Boulder (commonly referred to as CU or Colorado) is a public research university of Colorado system located in a small city in a suburban setting with a residential campus.
The university consists of nine colleges and schools and offers over 150 academic programs leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Colorado Boulder tied for 38th among public universities in the U.S., and 46th best among all universities globally in 2017. Besides, twenty-four CU-Boulder graduate school specialty programs are ranked in the top 50 in the United States.
Twelve Nobel Laureates and 18 astronauts have been affiliated with CU-Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history.
The College of Arts and Sciences is by far the largest and University of Colorado School of Law is the smallest and most selective of the colleges. The most popular specializations among bachelors are Social Sciences (about 15% of total number of bachelors), Biology (14%), Business/Marketing (12%) and Engineering (11%).
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boulder offers 45,000 acres of open space and 300 miles of trails. Boulder has about 100,000 residents and prides itself as a health-conscious and environmentally friendly community. Residents enjoy 300 days of sunshine, a nationally recognized high quality of life, and strong education system.
The community of Boulder has a wide range of offerings, from arts and culture to outdoor adventures and culinary delights. It offers exciting nightlife, interesting annual events and celebrations, and a diverse population.
Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, an hour from the Denver International Airport, and an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park.