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University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, Colorado, United States
As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Short Courses



Innovative academic programs, hands-on opportunities and rigorous course work will prepare you for a complex global society. While interacting with our faculty, which includes five Nobel laureates, eight MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellows, two U.S. Professors of the Year and four National Medal of Science winners, you'll develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills and an enhanced ability to think critically.

CU Boulder has a global reputation for outstanding teaching, research and creative work across more than 150 academic fields. Find a program based on your interests and talents.


Research at CU Boulder encompasses thousands of scholarly, scientific and creative endeavors at any given time, resulting in new knowledge, technologies and creative work that advance the economy, culture and health of Colorado, the nation and the world.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
38 5
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
50 -7
43 1
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
124 -10
114 -14
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
206 -16
190 -8
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

The Division of Student Affairs values the diverse backgrounds, histories, identities and life experiences of every member of our community. We strive toward inclusive excellence in making our policies, processes, and actions socially just and equitable. We celebrate and embrace differences. We are committed to welcoming and including diverse groups and perspectives in building a climate in which all members can thrive in an environment where they feel at home, welcome and safe.

Housing services

We want you to feel comfortable in what for most of you is your first home away from home. With our combination of breathtaking mountain views, stunning architecture and exciting residential academic programs and living and learning communities, we strive to deliver one of the best on-campus living experiences in the country.

ICT services

The Information Communication Technology (ICT) Review Process applies to purchases and adoptions of all information and communication technology regardless of the cost or funding source (e.g., State, Foundation, Athletic Corporation, Federal and State grant funds.) The requirement for accessible and secure ICT extends to "free" products or services (e.g., Google Apps), and also includes products or services developed on campus. This includes purchases for everything including equipment with a digital interface, software, or systems that can store, manage, control, manipulate or retrieve information for human interaction, and also videos, web content and communications products.

Medical services

The Health and Wellness Initiative is committed to improving the overall health and well-being of our students by increasing collaboration across the Division of Student Affairs and adapting services to better meet student needs. 

Student Life

Campus life

Within CU Boulder's inclusive community, you'll find many ways to get involved and make lifelong friends. We have one of the most active college campuses in the nation, where recreation, sports and student groups play key roles in the unique CU Boulder experience. And, you will have the opportunity to serve the greater good through volunteerism and civic engagement, whether it's around the world or across the street.

Sports facilities

The University of Colorado Boulder has two indoor recreation facilities, 3 artificial turf fields, 4 natural grass fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 3 tennis courts, and a challenge ropes course. These are all located throughout campus and provide a variety of amenities and operating hours.  Come and explore the different opportunities that await you!

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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