University of Colorado Boulder

Acceptance Rate 78 %
SAT Average 1,250
Tuition & Fees $38,284
Student Population 36,681
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $11,109

Academic Overview

University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder is a public, 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $12,466 for Colorado residents and $38,284 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 36,681 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 78% and the graduation rate is 69% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of University of Colorado Boulder are $12,466 for Colorado residents and $38,284 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $13,522 for in-state students and $32,980 for out-of-state students.
University of Colorado Boulder 2021 Tuition & Fees
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at CU Boulder. The acceptance rate of CU Boulder is 78% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22%. The average graduation rate is 69% and the transfer-out rate is 19%. The average received amount of financial aid is $11,109 and 47% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 36,681 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 78 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of Colorado Boulder is 69 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for University of Colorado Boulder is 19 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for University of Colorado Boulder is 88 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of Colorado Boulder is 36,681
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 $11,109 at University of Colorado Boulder.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

CU Boulder offers 214 major programs through online and on-site education where 7 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
Bachelor's Degree731
Master's Degree786
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship610
Doctor's degree - professional practice20

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:7,300)
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