University of Colorado Boulder Reviews

  • 60 Reviews
  • Boulder (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,286
94% of 60 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 60 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

James Crosby
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"This school is alright. The main problem I had was with the Office of the registrar. Beth Hesterman was rude, condescending, and had the worst social skills ever. We mainly had e-mail contact and even then she was completely unprofessional. Ultimately I decided to go to this school and once I was accepted and I didn't have to deal with Beth anymore, my experience got a lot better. My advice is to try and get a different Registrar Staff member to help, because Beth is the worst and will make your experience awful."
Joshua Small
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The lack of diversity at this campus left something to be desired, but the academic staff were very supportive and well-read. The cultural climate of the time allowed for a very relaxed tone, except for finals. Refuse the hedonism that loans may offer you, and instead restrict yourself to their financial study and the belt-tightening that will only build great habits regarding all other aspects of finance. All in all, it was a complicated time full of fun, games, cheap and greasy snacks, and wild antics typical of teenagers and wanton, crazed bachelors of all types. Boulder was wild, but always rife with lessons in a given subject, or of human nature, behaviors, and contradictions."
Melissa Sandor
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended the University of Colorado because it was my state school- more affordable, and I would have family and friends nearby. Honestly, CU was not a great fit for me personally. It is a very large school, around 30,000 students, and has a pretty strong "party" culture. Both of these things were hard for me, being an introverted bookworm. However, within the Ethnic Studies department, I found much closer community than was available in the general culture of CU. Indeed, there are pockets around the campus of closer-knit community, and more academically focused socializing opportunities. As far as academics, I had some really wonderful science and ethnic studies professors, specifically Dr. West in the physics department and Dr, Sohi, Dr. Rabaka, Dr. Maeda in ethnic studies. I would recommend the Ethnic Studies department whole-heartedly, and the general school of CU with some reservations. But ultimately, college is what you make it and you will learn no matter what."
Reagan Holston
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Colorado was a great school for me. I really enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle and the community surrounding the campus. I think the business school was taking significant strides to become a competitive program, but they werent there yet. While the program had great career resources and lots of extracurricular activities that benefitted the student body, I think the teachers themselves were lacking. I only encountered two professors who I felt were truly passionate about their work, which made it difficult for students to be motivated to learn. I think that as the business school continues to improve and become established, there will be more reputable teachers who will be able to inspire students. Since the University of Colorado is a larger school, I did thoroughly enjoy my elective courses because there was a great variety to choose from, allowing me to pick classes that truly interested me and enriched my education. As for the food, the dining hall is amazing! I visited many friends at their respective schools and I never encountered a dining hall that was better than the University of Colorados. Overall, very happy with my experience at the school and I would encourage anyone to attend. Just make sure to stay self-motivated and dont let yourself get too wrapped up with all that Boulder has to offer. It is hard to focus on schoolwork when the mountains are just a stones throw away. If it was a nice day out, many people would skip class to go for a hike, and trust me, it is tempting out there."
Eric
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"CU is phenomenal school that continues to improve in national standings. Not to mention, Boulder is a stunning place with a culture unlike anywhere else. I greatly enjoyed my time at CU and feel that I've learned a lot. I studied Integrative Physiology (IPHY), which is their version of pre-med; however, it is very broad and you'll find yourself having to take more classes than what is required in order to satisfy grad school requirements. CU recently cut anatomy lab from the degree requirements, which is silly because its a pre-req for any health related graduate school. Anatomy lab was my favorite class during my time at CU because working with cadavers was a remarkable experience where I truly felt like I was using everything I had learned up to that point in a single class. Cutting the lab from the requirements for the IPHY major will open the lab up to any one who wants to take it and will make it harder for IPHY majors to secure a spot. If you're interested in medicine, I do recommend CU because you'll learn a great deal of valuable information, but just know what classes you must take for grad-school before your junior year so that you won't be stressing over getting into specific classes that aren't required by the IPHY major."
Rajon O'Quinn
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I loved my 4 years at the University of Colorado Boulder. Fortunately I was able to earn a partial scholarship to be able to attend. Over all i feel like Boulder produces very intellectual graduates who go off to change the world. For me I loved the experience I had with in the Psychology department. it was challenging and informational. Everyone in that department help put me on a path to attain my Masters degree and I am forever grateful"
John
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 1972
"I enjoyed CU and Boulder and my overall college experience for the most part. As Biology (Pre-Med), most of my classes were in auditoriums, Chem 140 being a popular location for most of them, as I recall. It was not unusual to have 300 students in my classes. I have always wished I had done one of two things: 1.) that I had chosen a different major and area of study which matched my personality and abilities better and that would have been supported by a smaller class size at CU, or 2.) that I had chosen a smaller liberal arts college with smaller classes so that any latent abilities or interests I might have possessed might have had an opportunity to bubble up to be discovered. Instead of medical school, I flew in the Navy, then with the airlines. Because I have felt I did not receive a well-rounded , more personal education at CU, I have not given monetary support to the institution."
Kirsten Texler
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 1991
"The University of Colorado at Boulder was one of the best investments I have ever made. I've had many years in the professional world after graduation, and not only what I learned in class, but what I learned on such a diverse campus was extremely applicable to what I found in my first career."
Victoria
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2018
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I went to CU undecided on what I wanted to study. Because it is such a big school, people who are more social and experience less anxiety in general will flourish here. It is beautiful and there is always something to do. Living on campus, however, is difficult as it is often very loud in the dorms. To say it is a party school is almost an understatement. While I didn't attend any parties, I was invited to many and there were quite a few on Mondays. Because of this pressure to attend parties and rank higher in popularity, I witnessed a lot of girls that struggled with drinking or being in unsafe situations. Overall, I personally didn't feel safe living on campus. The professors are engaging and have helpful resources. Students range but I generally found they were not welcoming. Most students were, unfortunately, reserved and stuck-up. This may have just been due to the stress many students experienced or bad timing, but I had to go the extra mile to make friends. This school is great for receiving a degree and being in a beautiful environment, however it is socially loud, socially demanding and sometimes dangerous."
Jenna Ulrich
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"UCCS was a wonderful school that provided me with many opportunities. I grew up in New York my entire life and went to college in Connecticut for my first year and a half. After realizing that the east coast was no longer my home, I decided to venture out and explore new territory. I am so glad I was able to attend school in the state of Colorado. Not only was the institution itself beautiful, but so was the surrounding area. The classes were extremely interesting, the professors were highly professional and always willing to help their students, and I believe the school itself really helped me prepare for my future endeavors. UCCS helped me realize my passion and helped me realize that I was meant to continue my education in hopes of obtaining a career I had not even thought about while attending school in Connecticut."