University of Colorado Boulder Reviews

3.72 out of 5 stars
(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

5.0 out of 5 stars
Jenna Ulrich - 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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Devon B - 6/30/2018
Degree: English
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!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Erica - 6/24/2018
Degree: Biology
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."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Bibhusan Shrestha - 4/18/2018
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."
3.6 out of 5 stars
UndergradComm - 4/2/2018
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."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Veronica P. - 3/11/2018
Degree: English
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!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sierra Dontanville - 10/27/2017
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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Andrew M. - 6/28/2017
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!"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Bradford Edgeworth - 6/4/2017
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012
"I think that fundamentally the education was outstanding. The school has some of the best professors in the world. They are intelligent and helpful. However, having a degree in Japanese and Linguistics doesn't give the career satisfaction I desire today. Language skills should be electives or possibly classes used to get advanced degrees in that particular language field. Having a technical skill can open many doors for new grads. This is one of the reasons why I plan on getting an MBA."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Gauri Adettiwar - 3/30/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"CUB is a really fun college. You will find all kinds of people here, and you can do whatever you want to do and study whatever you want to study. The Integrative Physiology program is very strong with some of the best instructors (think Nobel Prize). Also heavy research oriented so if you want to get somewhere, you are very likely to find awesome academics as well as influencers."