Colorado School of Mines was founded in 1874 in Golden, Colorado, with the assistance of the Episcopal Church. Shortly thereafter, the school became state public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. Due to the coursework and skills needed, it has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado. Colorado School of Mines prides itself that its curriculum and research program is focused on balancing available resources while maintaining responsible stewardship of the earth and available resources.
Today over 5,700 degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in the STEM degrees and certificates. The students can join over 180 student organizations on campus and participate in outdoor activities off campus. On the weekends, students can enjoy NCAA Division II sports. In the classrooms, students will have large classes – since almost 75% of the classes will be more than 20 students. The student-faculty ratio is still low at 16-to-1 ratio.
- Computer & Information Sciences
- Mathematics & Statistics
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences
Golden, Colorado, is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains - just 20 miles from Denver and Boulder. It is also within a 1 to 3-hour drive from a dozen major ski areas and hundreds of areas for students to explore hiking, camping, bicycling, kayaking, rock climbing, etc. On campus, students can celebrate E Days that include legendary fireworks, live entertainment and a cardboard canoe race down Clear Creek.