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

2.0 out of 5 stars
Josh - 12/17/2016
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2008
"The University of Colorado is a phenomenal institution with great faculty, a fantastic student body, and a beautiful setting with a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities right outside its door. The ENVD/ Planning program, however, was abysmal. My graduating class was about 25 students, many of whom I'm still in touch with. None of them (that I'm aware of) pursued a career in the field. There are many fantastic programs available at the university, and I regret not choosing one of them, instead."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Kumar T - 11/29/2016
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2013
"CU Boulder was a great place to study, and I would highly suggest it if you're a Colorado state resident. Otherwise it is not worth going to a state school and pay out of state tuition. The program there had a lot of great opportunity and it instilled a sense of logical thinking I wouldn't get otherwise. Being an Engineering student will help quite a bit, but you will be a bit secluded from campus."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Tonya - 7/12/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"CU Boulder is a wonderful school all-around. The professors are world-class and you will constantly be learning from the newest and brightest research going on in the sciences. The advisors are always helpful and available for all questions you may have, from transitioning to college to preparing for life after graduation. I felt like the campus was one of the most gorgeous in the whole world, and Boulder itself is a very active and vibrant place to live. As far as large schools go, CU Boulder made me feel like I was part of a community rather than just a number on a page. Highly recommend the hard sciences at this university, as the research going on here is extremely exciting and top-notch!"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
"CU, like any big university, gave me exactly what I wanted to take out of it. There are plenty of partiers, stoners, slackers, etc., but there are just as many communities and activities where you can find your niche and really thrive. Also the campus is gorgeous, which never hurts."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Laurel - 11/30/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015
"CU is a much better institution than its party reputation would have you believe. The facilities and staff are excellent. I was never wanting for academic resources (human or informational), all while enjoying the social benefits of attending a large university. Extracurricular groups and opportunities abound. It's easy to find your niche, to find your people."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Abby E - 11/3/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2010
"My first degree was a wonderful experience in learning my identity and learning about the world around me, not only in my direct community but internationally as well. Now I am learning to be a nurse so that I can make a difference in the world. College made my life better by helping me to think critically and making life long friends."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015
"CU is a great law school. The environment was friendly and supportive. Like all law schools, there are some issues with how they deal with tuition and class offerings, but it was more reasonable than most law schools I've heard about."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Courtney V - 10/22/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I absolutely loved attending the University of Colorado in Boulder. Boulder is one of the most amazing towns in the country, and the university is unparalleled in the opportunities is provides to science majors. The caliber and quantity of research happening at CU is amazing, and as an undergraduate you can find amazing opportunities to work in labs, find mentors, become an undergraduate TA and more if you seek them out. At CU you will receive a quality education while having an amazing experience in the outdoors. Boulder is liberal, progressive, outdoorsy, friendly, fun, and there is always something to do. Hiking steps from your house, skiing nearby, shopping, concerts, good food, etc. I loved my education here, and encourage others to look int the opportunities and experiences CU can provide. CU is a big school, so be prepared to take initiative and advocate for yourself. However, I always say that you can make a big school smaller, but not a small school bigger. Just make sure to join some club or sport while you are here. That is KEY."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2008
"An excellent educational experience with ample opportunity to become involved in a deeper, more meaningful way to have impact in the community, regardless of age. Set against a gorgeous backdrop of the Flat Irons, CU-Boulder offers an experience unlike any other!"
4.1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015
"It is a big university, and easy to get lost amongst the crowd. Still, many of the professors are good, and interested in talking with students one-on-one."
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