Colorado School of Mines campus

Overview

Applicants
11,752
Acceptance Rate
38%
Average HS GPA
3.79

GPA Breakdown

66%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
600 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
650 - 730
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 32

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines


Regular
April 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
516
with Terminal Degree
262

356
Men
160
Women
79
Minority
22
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

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

Notable Faculty


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,347

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,723

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,749

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,579

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$15,225
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$32,700
Required Fees
$2,128
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,457
Transportation for Commuters
$650

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,008
Comprehensive Fee

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
4,608
Foreign Countries Represented
75

Demographics

4.85%
Asian
1.06%
African-American
6.95%
Hispanic
74.81%
Caucasian
5.80%
International

28% female
72% male
35% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
180
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
11

12% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

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
Jenny Graser

Address
Admissions Office - 1812 Illinois 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 Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
9am - 3pm
888-446-9489

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)