University of Colorado Boulder
Regent Administrative Center 125, 552 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 735-2501
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Established in 1877, the University of Colorado Boulder was the first public university in the state.
Today, it is the state’s flagship university and head of the University of Colorado System, which includes the University of Colorado – Denver, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, and the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus. It is one of 34 public research universities in the country that is a part of the Association of American Universities. As one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state, CU-Boulder is home to more than 30,000 students, four Nobel laureates, and four National Medal of Science winners. Known for its excellence in research as well as academics, it also is home to 78 research centers and institutes.

Programs Offered

At CU-Boulder, students can choose from 150 areas of study in social and natural sciences, business, arts and humanities, engineering, education, architecture, journalism, and music. The institution offers 78 bachelor’s degree programs, 56 master’s degree programs, and 53 doctoral degree programs. Known for its excellence in academics, U.S. News & World Report ranks UC-Boulder’s graduate schools for education, engineering, and law among the top 50 best. In addition to on-campus programs, online degree programs are available through the College of Engineering and Applied Science. These programs allow students to earn a Master of Engineering or a Master of Science in Engineering with concentrations such as biomedical, computer, power electronics, and power systems and renewable energy. These online engineering programs are also ranked by U.S. News & World Report as some of the best in the country, recognized for faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.


CU-Boulder has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission since 1913, according to the commission’s website. In addition, many programs have specialized accreditation from agencies such as the American Bar Association, American Psychological Association, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, which can be verified through College Navigator.


First-time freshmen must apply for admission for the summer or fall semesters before Jan. 15 or for the spring semester before Oct. 1. Freshman criteria for admission includes factors like high school performance, standardized tests, and academic rigor. Transfer students must apply for admission for the summer or fall semesters before April 1 or for the spring semester before Oct. 1. Transfer admission requirements vary by college or school and take into consideration factors such as cumulative college GPA, number of semester hours of transfer-level work, and previous course work completed. Along with a completed application, undergraduate admissions may require applicants to also submit an essay, official high school or college transcripts, standardized test scores, and more. Graduate admission requirements and application deadlines vary by program of study. Application requirements include submitting an online application for admission, personal statement, official copies of transcripts, supplementary materials, and standardized test scores.


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