Colorado School of Mines (Mines)

Golden, CO

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Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines Student Essentials

Colorado School of Mines Student Essentials
Region: Rockies
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascots: Orediggers, Blaster, Marvin the Miner
Website: www.mines.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $15,654
Out-of-State Tuition: $30,684
Retention Rate: 89%
Enrollment: 6,673
Year Established: 1874

About Mines

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.

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Mines Map & Location

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St
Golden, CO 80401


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Getting Around Mines

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Golden, CO

Winter
Dec
47
18
Jan
48
19
Feb
49
20
Spring
Mar
56
27
Apr
63
34
May
72
43
Summer
Jun
82
52
Jul
89
59
Aug
87
57
Fall
Sep
79
47
Oct
67
36
Nov
55
26

Mines Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,118
Freshman Class 875
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 6,673

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 77%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 8%
African American 1%
Caucasian 77%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 38%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 26%
Men 74%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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