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.
|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Colorado School of Mines Students||13%||8%||67%||21%||2%||2%||1%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||37%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
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83% of students
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The social life isn't what it is at other schools. Partying occurs, but that's why we have Boulder.
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.
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.
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.
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.