University of Colorado Boulder

Acceptance Rate 79.58 %
SAT Average 1,280
2023 Tuition & Fees $40,356
Student Population 39,000
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $10,285

Academic Overview

University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder is a public, four-years institute located in Boulder, Colorado. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $13,105 for Colorado residents and $40,356 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $16,804 for Colorado residents and $36,570 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 39,000 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 79.58% and the graduation rate is 74% last year.
The salary after graduation from University of Colorado Boulder varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $59,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, CU Boulder's tuition & fees is $13,105 for Colorado residents and $40,356 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $16,804 for in-state students and $36,570 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at CU Boulder. The acceptance rate of CU Boulder is 79.58% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 15.57%. The average graduation rate is 74% and the transfer-out rate is 16%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $10,285 and 55% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 39,000 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of Colorado Boulder is 79.58 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of Colorado Boulder is 74 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for University of Colorado Boulder is 16 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for University of Colorado Boulder is 87 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of Colorado Boulder is 39,000
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of Colorado Boulder is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $10,285 at University of Colorado Boulder.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
AddressRegent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309-0017
Online Applicationwww.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply
Financial Aidwww.colorado.edu/financialaid
Net Price Calculatorofa.colorado.edu/NetPriceCalculator/
Veterans Tuitionwww.colorado.edu/veterans/prospective-new-students
Disability Servicewww.colorado.edu/disabilityservices/

Offered Degrees

CU Boulder offers 227 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Doctorate (Research)660
Doctorate (Practical)20

Special Learning Opportunities

University of Colorado Boulder offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:7,500)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

University of Colorado Boulder has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges