Overview

Applicants
12,169
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average HS GPA
3.80

GPA Breakdown

67%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 740
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 32

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
489
with Terminal Degree
309

343
Men
146
Women
64
Minority
13
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Applied Economics
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • International Economics
  • Social Sciences, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Arden L. Bement, Jr.
Director, National Science Foundation

Antonio Ermirio de Moraes
Chairman, Grupo Votorantim, Brazil:$8.5 billion conglomerate

Mari Angeles Major-Sosias
VP, Int'l. Network, AREVA, Inc. :world’s largest nuclear energy tech co.

Hugh Harvey
Intrepid Potash, Inc.

Sandra M. Stash
global vice president, Talisman Energy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Timothy Marquez
Chairman and chief executive officer & chairman of the board of Venoco, Inc

Harold M. Korell
chief executive officer of Southwestern Energy Company

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Oct 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,518

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,354

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,697

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,495

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$14,400
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$30,330
Required Fees
$2,085
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,387
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,293
Out of State
32%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
79

Demographics

4.87%
Asian
1.19%
African-American
8.45%
Hispanic
78.60%
Caucasian
2.32%
Unknown
5.81%
International

27% female
73% male
32% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
170
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
11

10% join a fraternity
16% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Orediggers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Orediggers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Combined program with University of Colorado-Boulder
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Combined program with University of Colorado-Boulder

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
35

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Limited student discounts available through campus bookstore

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lori Pope
Admissions Counselor

Address
Admissions Office - 1600 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401

Phone
888-446-9489

Email
admit@mines.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Student Center
Brown Hall Atrium
Marquez Hall
Computer Commons at the CTLM
Maple Pedestrian Plaza, and Kafadar Commons - center of campus outdoor open spaces

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ski Resorts - Winter Park, Keystone, etc
Coors Brewing Company
Pepsi Ctr. - Pro Hockey/Basketball/Concerts
Red Rocks Amphitheater - Concerts/Hiking/Biking
Colorado Mills Mall
Mines is located in Golden, Colo., only 15 miles west of Denver’s downtown business district. Golden, a thriving community of 18,000, offers outdoor adventure with small town atmosphere and convenient access to big city attractions.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon, Wed,Fri 9am-3pm; closed on weekends
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
advisement/info session after campus tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Denver International Airport is about 45 miles from the campus. Buses, taxis, and shuttles are available for the drive from airport to campus. For shuttle information, contact SuperShuttle at 800-BLUE-VAN; www.supershuttle.com

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the east, take I-70 W. through Denver to Exit 265. Take Colorado Highway 58 to Golden. Exit at Washington Ave and turn left into Golden. From the west, take I-70 E. to US Highway 6. Exit at 19th St. to Golden.

Local Accommodations
Within walking distance: Golden Hotel (303-279-0100);Table Mountain Inn(303-277-9898); The Dove Inn Bed & Breakfast (303-278-2209. Within 5 miles of campus: Days Inn (303-277-0200); Hampton Inn (303-278-6600); Denver West Marriott (303-279-9100); La Quinta Inn (303-279-5565)
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Key Stats

12,169
Applicants
4,293
Size
36%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists