University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder

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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 five months before Colorado was admitted to the Union in 1876.

In 2015, the university comprised nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled almost 17,000 students. Twelve Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, and 20 astronauts have been affiliated with CU Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. The university received nearly $454 million in sponsored research in 2010 to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and JILA.

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. Approximately 900 students participate in 34 intercollegiate club sports annually as well.
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  • Whenever I'm traveling, I always try to include the country's better and more renowned universities on my sightseeing trips. CU at Boulder sure had the prettiest backrop of any of the universities...  more »
  • The campus is gorgeous and very large. There are views from the top of the bookstore building (where there is a "secret" rooftop area) that are amazing. Wear your walking shoes because you'll want to....  more »
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  • 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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