Mines Description

A school devoted to training scientists, engineers and others not only in rigorous science-based academics, but in protective and respectful use of the earth and its resources, Colorado School of Mines is a leader in its field.

Located at the base of the enchanting Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, Mines’ location provides not only a scenic view, but opportunities for study and research as well.

Programs at the undergraduate level include degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Geochemistry, Environmental Science and Engineering, Geophysics and Mining Engineering.

A major force in its research developments and discoveries, Mines works in collaboration with such entities as the National renewable Energy Laboratory. They also regularly conduct renowned conferences.

The focus of study and research at Mines is in finding positive solutions to sustaining our environment and resources. Graduates, therefore, are not only proficient scholars, but also go on to pioneer solutions in the use of energy and environmental resources.

Admission to Mines is competitive and requires that students exhibit high academic skill through previous GPA, level of courses taken, and SAT or ACT scores. Extracurricular activities, community service and professional involvement are also highly valued.

A select number of scholarships are available to exceptional students. There also other forms of financial aid for those who qualify.

Quick Facts about Colorado School of Mines

Region

Rockies

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascots

Orediggers, Miners

Website

www.mines.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$14,444

Out-of-State Tuition

$27,270

Retention Rate

88%

Enrollment

4,698

Year Established

1874

Mines Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
3,400
Freshman Class
875
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
4,698

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
72%
Graduate
28%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
67%
Out-of-State
33%

Gender of Students

Women
26%
Men
74%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
1%
Asian
5%
Caucasian
71%
Latino
6%
Other
17%

Students State Origin

Colorado
67%
Texas
10%
California
2%
Oklahoma
1%
Nevada
1%
Other
19%

International Students

International
10%
Domestic
90%

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