Colorado School of Mines

1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO
4-year
Medium
Suburban

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About

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.

Questions and Answers about Colorado School of Mines

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Are you required to live on Colorado School of Mines Campus your freshman year?
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6 months ago
What mental health resources does Colorado School of Mines offer to make sure students have the optimal opportunity to succeed?
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6 months ago
Are there Orchestra clubs or other ways to play music without majoring in music?
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8 months ago
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Majors offered at Colorado School of Mines

Biggest majors
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Chemical Engineering

Academics at Colorado School of Mines

1290-1450
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
28-33
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (49% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Colorado School of Mines Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Colorado School of Mines Students13%8%67%21%2%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Colorado School of Mines Students
49%
49%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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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

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Student reviews of Colorado School of Mines

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Recommended by

83% of students

Known for

Great internship and research opportunities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Access to outdoor activities
Fun orientation programs
Jordan Corazo-Myers
Soccer
Gaming
Robotics

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

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
Music
Reading
Singing

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

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.

Geoff McIntyre
Computer Science
3D Modeling
Robotics
Guitar + 13 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the people at Mines. I love the wonderful experiences and connections I've gained from my time here. Every person at this school is a stellar human being with a crazy story.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The administration of the school and the actual education itself are the main drawbacks of this school. Cost is also a large factor. As a full-time student, you are expected to regularly work 100 hours a week minimum.

Jules Glover
Hiking And Backpacking
Archery
Reading
Sewing + 7 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a great school with a lot to offer. For the amount you pay, you get much more than what you would with other schools.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The social life isn't what it is at other schools. Partying occurs, but that's why we have Boulder.

Konrad Quam
Photography and Photo Editing
Hiking And Backpacking
Rock Climbing
Research + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The campus is really nice and has a lot of different buildings and it gets a lot of sunlight. The classes are interesting but can be hard and the faculty is supportive and offer quite a few undergraduate research opportunities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food from the dining hall is pretty bad. The classes can be hard and take up quite a bit of time so students here don't have as much free time as at other colleges.

Eva Hermacinski
Movies And Film
Orchestra
Shooting

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Mines is a very rigorous school. However, because of this it has a very close-knit community. Everyone is struggling together and so everyone is very willing to lend a helping hand. You are basically guaranteed a job in your field of choice once you graduate so it is worth it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing that sucks is the cafeteria so I would recommend trying to get out of buying the meal plan if possible. Also, definitely check all of your professors on rate my professor before the school year starts. There are not that many, but like every school, Mines has a couple of bad eggs that you want to stay away from.

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