The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), colloquially referred to as CU or Colorado, is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system, and was founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state. CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America, and is classified as an R1 University, meaning that it engages in a very high level of research activity. According to the National Science Foundation, the university spent $514 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 50th in the nation.Take a look at our Boulder trip maker website to schedule your visit to University of Colorado at Boulder and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
In 2015, the university comprised nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled almost 17,000 students. Five Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, and 20 astronauts have been affiliated with CU Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. In 2010, the university received nearly $454 million in sponsored research to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and JILA. CU Boulder has been called a Public Ivy, a group of publicly funded universities considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
The Colorado Buffaloes compete in 17 varsity sports and are members of the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference. The Buffaloes have won 28 national championships: 20 in skiing, seven total in men's and women's cross country, and one in football. The university has produced a total of ten Olympic medalists. Approximately 900 students participate in 34 intercollegiate club sports annually as well.
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I fell in love with this campus and so did my son. He ended up choosing CU and he love it. I felt like I was walking around with rose colored glasses. All of the buildings are made of pink brick with.... more »
I am not sure why this university would be considered a tourist place. It is a school, If not for visiting a student and taking a peak at their nice small museum why go? more »
Beautiful campus full of knowledge! Unique style of building walls. There are many different kinds of food choices in cafeterias.
Coolest looking campus i ever been to. Maybe if i went to college here i wouldnt have dropped out haha
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