Colorado School of Mines

1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO

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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.

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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

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
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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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