University of Colorado, Boulder (CU)

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 13 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for University of Colorado, Boulder

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

cu was great. boulder is a town not to be beat. it's a classic undergraduate environment in the most beautiful setting possible. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque pharetra, diam ac laoreet ultricies, nunc lacus ornare erat, in ultricies lectus lorem laoreet lorem. Nulla nec eleifend lorem. Cras sit amet augue libero, nec aliquet augue. Cras id consectetur diam.

Academics

classes varied: from 500 person lectures to two year programs with the same teacher and class of 12 people, CU's size and diversity enables everyone to find what they're looking for. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque pharetra, diam ac laoreet ultricies, nunc lacus ornare erat, in ultricies lectus lorem laoreet lorem. Nulla nec eleifend lorem. Cras sit amet augue libero, nec aliquet augue. Cras id consectetur diam.

College Life

again, CU's size support all kinds of social opportunities. greek like, university athletics, outdoor clubs, etc. something for everyone. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque pharetra, diam ac laoreet ultricies, nunc lacus ornare erat, in ultricies lectus lorem laoreet lorem. Nulla nec eleifend lorem. Cras sit amet augue libero, nec aliquet augue. Cras id consectetur diam.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1998

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

As far as college experiences' are concerned, I can't imagine a better one that at CU. From academics, to sports, to social life to outdoor activities, Boulder has it all. It has a large college feel with top NCAA sports teams, a large campus and varied activities for all interests but it also has a small college field with specialized courses and colleges ( Business School ) and a close knit greek scene that makes it feel comfortable. I would recommend CU- Boulder to anyone and am a proud alumni.

Academics

I was in the Business School and while it had a large selection of specialties, it felt like a manageable school with approachable faculty and flexible programs. I was never in a lecture with more than 50 people and never in a class with more than 25 which made for an open environment to facilitate discussions and open learning. Outside of my major, I was able to take an array of interesting classes as electives; film, spanish, geology, creative writing, etc. and spent a semester abroad where all my classes transfered for graduation credits ( very important! ).

College Life

I played club hockey and flag football, was part of the greek system and was an active supporter of the CU Buffs athletic programs. Additionally, I took advantage of hiking, biking, climbing and skiing throughout Colorado and even in my own backyard of Boulder. I felt safe at all hours of the day and night and Boulder is a strong community outsideof the school and felt we were big parts of the overall Boulder community.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2003

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Loved it. Very fun place to go to school with a beautiful atmosphere.

Academics

Very accessible professors and staff

College Life

Pearl street was always entertaining


Alumnus - Grad Year 2003

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I think the Law School was excellent. There were almost as many women graduating from the School of Law, as there were men. The diversity of students was broad, and I feel that I got an excellent preview of the future. I ended up starting my profession as a Public Defender. I feel I was prepared and ready to go after graduation.

Academics

There were study groups which really promoted critical thinking on many complex issues. Of course, much reading was required for my degree, but that was to be expected. The first year filtered out the students that could not make the grade.

College Life

Of course football was exciting at Boulder! I personally worked at the Boulder County Safe House. Before this experience, I was in Bio Medical Engineering, but as I worked at the Safe House, I found my passion working for the people, and I decided to pursue a Law Degree.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1995

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

My 4 years at Boulder were by far the best 4 years of my life up until then. I was shy and reserved going into college, and I grew more into the person I am now because of my experiences there. Let's be honest, is there a more beautiful place to go to school!?!? Plus, Colorado boasts the BEST snow!!

Academics

GE class sizes were large, 500+ students. Concentration classes for me were small, 20-25. Great learning environment. Workload was fine. Professors were good. Hindsight is always 20/20, so I don't know if I would've majored in Communication again. I own my own business and have an MBA. That's probably where I got most of my learning for more future career.

College Life

Sooo much to do in Boulder...year-round! The campus is full of various groups, clubs, organizations, athletics and the like. It's nice that you don't have to fit a specific mold to feel like you fit in. There's something for everyone no matter where your interests lie


Alumnus - Grad Year 2000

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Great overall college experience, interesting classes, challenging coursework, beautiful campus and surrounding area. Eventhough CU had around 25K students, it still felt like I was part of a smaller community. I couldn't have had a better college experience than having been at CU.

Academics

Depending on the type of subject class size ranged from 20 - 1000. Business school focused on team work and current business tactics as they related to the "real world." Educated professors. Interesting subject matter depending on the classes you signed up for.

College Life

CU was AMAZING. Best campus life ever! Friendly people. Fun parties. So many activities to choose from ranging from outdoor sports, hiking, skiing, camping to fun on campus events and off campus parties. There was never a dull moment at CU and there is always something fun to do.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2011

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

More than any other school I visited during my initial college college search or while visiting friends at other schools after enrolling, CU and the city of Boulder seem to be made for each other. The campus sits comfortably within the city limits and is surrounded by the typical vibrant local boutiques, bars, and sandwich shops you would find in most university towns. What truly sets Boulder apart however is its physical setting and the culture that has developed from this setting. Nestled right at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a city with bike paths, huge public parks, hiking and biking trails and an amazing public transportation system that is free to use as a CU student. They active, outgoing community often ranks as one of the most desirable places to live in the country and their is truly no shortage of reasons why.

Academics

CU Boulder, like many public universities, has a tremendous spectrum of available majors and classes in which students can pursue their interests in. The school has multiple colleges including Arts & Science, Engineering, Music and Business. I enrolled as a freshman in the Business school and was incredibly happy with my time spent in the classrooms there. While your freshman year does consist of sitting through a couple of massive lecture hall style classes the professors are still approachable and between both office hours and small group recitations you still feel comfortable asking questions or for help. CU Boulder is a school that can be as challenging as you make it - if you are just looking to get in and get out with a degree in four years you absolutely can, but they look to encourage students to get more out of their time there with many advanced courses, internships with local businesses, and campus guest speakers and events.

College Life

The social and campus life at CU Boulder is the true reason why I believe that just about every friend that came and visited me throughout college couldn't leave without voicing the fact that they were truly jealous that I was a full time student here. While not overly greek, the atmosphere is largely communal and most social groups get along with each other and there are few conflicts. Football games during the Fall are definitely social highlights on campus as Folsom Field, the university's football stadium, is located steps from some of the largest dorms. Many eclectic clubs have strong presences on campus but the university's most popular club may be the Ski and Snowboard club. With local mountains as close as 35 minutes from campus and with the national heavyweights like Vail and Breckenridge within two hours, ski and snowboard aficionados come in droves.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1995

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 1967

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

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