History, Affiliations and Rankings
Founded in 1876, the University of Colorado Boulder is among the 36 USA universities that are part of the Association of American Universities (AAU) recognized for their high research output. A nexus of innovation and opportunity, CU Boulder is grounded upon collaboration between the community, industry, and academia to give a global edge to its study programs. The University is also affiliated with the University of Arctic and is one of the space grant colleges in the United States. According to the Princeton Review, the University of Colorado, Boulder is among the top 10 Universities for Sustainability. It also ranks among the top 10 in the country for select courses such as - Quantum Physics, Environmental Law, Aerospace Engineering, Ceramics and more according to the US News and World Report rankings. Further, Forbes magazine ranks CU Boulder as the 18th most entrepreneurial university in the country, while according to THE World University Rankings 2022, the University is placed at #=158. Furthermore, the QS World University Rankings 2022 and U.S. News Best Global Universities rank the University of Colorado, Boulder at #251 and #62 respectively.
Infrastructure, Campuses, Courses
As a leading public research institution, CU Boulder is invested in creating a student-centred and inclusive campus culture that enables belonging and success. Located in a picturesque locale with Blue Rocky Mountains in the backdrop, the campus offers scenic views along with outdoor recreation activities. The University of Colorado, Boulder’s campus has been ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the US by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The infamous Leeds School of Business is part of CU Boulder along with an East Campus consisting of sports fields and research facilities. The campus is home to more than 300 student clubs and organizations offering plenty of cultural and social life on the campus. Besides a vibrant student life, the University offers an extensive range of study programs with over 4000 courses across 150 fields of study to choose from.
Accomplishments and Alumni
University of Colorado, Boulder is a highly acclaimed higher education institution with 5 Nobel Laureates according to its name. Further, UC Boulder has produced 3 US Supreme Court Justices, five National Medal of Science winners along 9 MacArthur genius grant fellows. The University is one of the top 20 global universities to be granted US patents and is the #1 University for NASA awards. A total of 136 startups have been born out of the technologies developed by UC Boulder and have collectively raised a capital of $3.8 billion. Some of the celebrated personalities attributed to the University of Colorado Boulder are - Matthew Richard Stone (American actor), Trey Parker (American actor, producer and director), Kalpana Chawla (Astronaut and first Indian woman in space), Byron White (Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US) and Christopher Fowler (American sports broadcaster).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Colorado Boulder reportedly enrolled 34,510 students in Fall 2019 including 3100 international students from over 106 countries worldwide. Student-athletes on the campus are popularly known as “The Buffs.” The campus is ethnically diverse and has a roughly equal gender distribution with the female to male ratio of students on the campus being 55:45. With a powerful global alumni network of more than 300,000 graduates, the University creates impact leaders who have impacted real change. Global corporate leaders such as Amazon, Apple, Ball Aerospace, Charles Schwab, Disney, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, NASA, NBC, Shell, Teach for America, Twitter, US Army and Navy, Vail Resorts and more recruit graduates of UC Boulder.