Overview

Applicants
12,661
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average HS GPA
3.79

GPA Breakdown

64%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
630 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
660 - 740
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 33

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
572
with Terminal Degree
331

382
Men
190
Women
91
Minority
25
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
78%
Graduate in 6 years
81%

Majors

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied 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, General.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

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


Bruce Grewcock
CEO Kiewit

Dr. John K. Coors
CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board at CoorsTek

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 VP, Talisman Energy

George Saunders
Man Booker Prize-Winning Author

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
78%
Graduate in 6 years
81%

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
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,211

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,309

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,670

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,482

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,795

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$16,650
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$36,270
Required Fees
$2,314
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,457
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,169
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
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,954
Foreign Countries Represented
43

Demographics

4.46%
Asian
9.21%
Hispanic
72.21%
Caucasian
1.49%
Unknown
5.42%
International

30% female
70% male
41% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
11%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Marla Draper

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
255
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
11

14% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Orediggers)
10 Sports

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

Basketball
Cross Country
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

70/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Limited student discounts available through campus bookstore

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jeri Brewer
Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office - 1812 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

Phone
303-273-3220

Email
admissions@mines.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Student Center
CoorsTek Hall
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
8:30am - 2:30pm
303-273-3220

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-2:30pm; closed on weekends
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
after information session and campus tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@mines.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Denver International Airport is about 45 miles from the campus. Light rail (use the A line and transfer to the W line), taxis, and shuttles are available for the connection from the airport to campus. For public transport information, visit www.rtd-denver.com. 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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