Overview

Applicants
10,619
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average HS GPA
3.78

GPA Breakdown

63%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
640 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
670 - 740
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


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
531
with Terminal Degree
295

350
Men
181
Women
78
Minority
24
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
79%

Majors

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • 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


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

Dr. John K. Coors
Chief Executive Officer, 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 vice president, Talisman Energy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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

Bruce Grewcock
CEO Kiewit

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
79%

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
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,626

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,869

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,652

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
51%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,221

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$16,170
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$35,220
Required Fees
$2,216
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
$11,897
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
4,794
Foreign Countries Represented
42

Demographics

4.92%
Asian
1.18%
African-American
8.49%
Hispanic
72.97%
Caucasian
5.65%
International

29% female
71% male
39% 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
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Katie Ludwin

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
185
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
11

12% join a fraternity
24% 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
Jenny Graser

Address
Admissions Office - 1812 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

Phone
888-446-9489

Email
admissions@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
8:30am - 2:30pm
888-446-9489

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
campus tour after info session

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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