Colorado School of Mines

1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO

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Questions and Answers about Colorado School of Mines

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24 days ago
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What mental health resources does Colorado School of Mines offer to make sure students have the optimal opportunity to succeed?
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Are you required to live on Colorado School of Mines Campus your freshman year?
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2 months ago
Are there Orchestra clubs or other ways to play music without majoring in music?
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3 months ago
How competitive is the housing situation for new students?


At Mines, we do more than focus on science, engineering and mathematics. We inspire students to be innovators, experts and entrepreneurs and address the greatest challenges that face our planet (and beyond). We work to enroll a graduate community that is diverse in background, culture, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and professional and life experiences. As you learn more about our graduate programs and community, we believe you will find that Mines offers an unparalleled combination of technical expertise, extensive employer and alumni networks, strong faculty mentorship and a well-rounded research environment.

Majors offered at Colorado School of Mines

Biggest majors
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Chemical Engineering

Academics at Colorado School of Mines

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Somewhat Selective (49% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Colorado School of Mines demographics

68% White
8% Hispanic
5% Multiracial
4% Asian
1% Black
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Common careers for Colorado School of Mines students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer83k
Electrical Engineer79k
Project Engineer75k
Process Engineer74k
Mechanical Engineer70k
Civil Engineer69k
Environmental Engineer69k
Based on 9,527 student responses
75.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
142.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
60%in High-Meaning careers
93%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines financial aid

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Student reviews of Colorado School of Mines

by students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Fun orientation programs
Close to activities in a city
Safe campus
Accessible for students with disabilities
Jordan Corazo-Myers



I enjoy the availability of the campus. There are almost always activities being hosted by the frats/ sororities as well as school events. The campus is almost always open and available whenever you need it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Chadin Groen



The best part of Mines to me was the community of the Traditional Hall roommates. It was fun and I felt like I was included in things, which helps with doing fun things around campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My least favorite part of Mines was either the Mines Market food (school cafeteria) or my Physics 1 class because of how bad they taught it.

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