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Degree: Neuroscience
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.

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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.

5 out of 5
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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.

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Degree: English Language and Literature, General
Graduation Year: 2012

I absolutely loved my experience at CU. I committed to the school without ever having seen the campus, which was certainly risky, but it definitely worked out. The campus is stunning, the facilities are top notch, and I absolutely loved my classes. I received a BA in English Literature and a minor degree in Philosophy. All of my classes for my degree were smaller in size, which I really loved (note: general education classes can be much bigger). I got to know my teachers really well, and I absolutely loved the courses offered to me: Gothic Horror Literature, American Folklore, Victorian Sexualities, Animal Ethics, and Bioethics were all at the top of my list! Overall, I loved everything about CU and would highly recommend it to any student!

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Degree: Physiology, General
Graduation Year: 2012

University of Colorado is a wonderful university for those going into science fields. It has great opportunities for those in the science/ premedical fields from research positions to teaching assistant positions. That being said, you do have to seek them out yourself and apply for a few in order to secure a spot. However, the effort will be well worth it in the long run whether applying for jobs or graduate school upon graduation. CU is a large university so the first couple of years, class sizes can be quite large (200+). They will usually have study sessions or professor hours with smaller groups and I recommend any student attend these as they will offer a different type of learning experience than the lecture-type classroom. As you get into high level classes (3000 or 4000 level), the class sizes get smaller and feel much more manageable. The programs themselves offer many resources to help students succeed from a writing center to tutoring hours- a great resource that many student do not take advantage of. Overall, I feel that this program put me in a good place to apply for additional schooling both in terms of the courses I had taken as well as the rigor of the school- so consider this if seeking a graduate degree. Location wise, CU really cant be beat. It is nestled up against the foothills and offers boundless outdoor activities in a picturesque location. The school has many clubs to get involved in activities and feel like a part of the community.

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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

I would say that the education in University of Colorado Boulder is very basic. School does not focus on education quality but focuses on filling their classes more. I think advisors are very misleading. They try to lead students to do many things at once and explore many classes which are not even required for your major. School of Arts and Science is very poorly managed and you could only hope for better job after graduation. School of engineering and business school are much more preferred by employees. Im pursing my masters from different school because I could not find a good job after graduation. As for the location of the campus is very good and environment is very friendly as well.

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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

Various degrees to explore as a freshman. Large classes, but they get smaller as you get more specific. Professors care about the class and come prepared, its rare to get a professor that doesn't care. Most of my professors helped me figure out my career and would go out of their way to prepare me for graduation. Amazing food with the dining halls, but also on "the hill" right off-campus. It's a large school, so it may be hard to find your group at first, but they have many diverse clubs to pick from! Living costs are very expensive and the student body tends to be mostly rich, no diversity with money. Greek life isn't big enough to be very noticeable.

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Degree: English Language and Literature, General
Graduation Year: 2014

You can get a great education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, but you have to be proactive about it. This school does have a hefty amount of required "core" courses, so especially if you're interested in a double major, don't expect to be able to take a lot of electives. There are some amazing professors on campus, so be sure to read reviews and track them down. Apart from that, leave yourself time to explore Boulder and take advantage of all of the awesome outdoor activities!

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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Colorado at Boulder Civil Engineering program is an outstanding program. The program has some of the best most engaging and supportive professors I have ever met. The school has countless research opportunities and the professors are always available to talk with you about classes, research, or future opportunities. The school's financial services are average, and I know that the school particularly for out of state students may not seem worth the money. Though there are many scholarship opportunities to help with the financial burden. I found while working in industry that I was definitely very prepared for my career based on the classes I was instructed to take and the material that was focused on in these courses. Overall, I believe the University of Colorado at Boulder is an exemplary institution thats biggest asset is its outstanding professors.

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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

I loved the University of Colorado, Boulder. The four years I spent there were some of the best years of my life. Although I enjoyed my experience, I did not fall in the with the course material. However, this was not the university's fault, I just wasn't aware of what I wanted to do at the time. Hence the reason why I am going back to school to pursue my Master's in Accounting!

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