Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder,
a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, our goal is to inspire all members of our community to reach their full potential through an extraordinary range of globally recognized academic, research and service opportunities. We’ve come a long way since our doors opened to 44 students in 1877.
Today, with more than 33,000 enrolled students, we have the highest graduation rate among all Colorado public universities. In August 2015 Forbes ranked us one of the 20 most entrepreneurial research universities in the nation; USA Today and The Princeton Review have ranked us a Best Value public university every year since 2009; and we are one of only 34 U.S. public institutions—and the only one in the Rocky Mountain region—in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
This guide will help you get to know our campus, culture, history, achievements and community— including information about the city of Boulder and the surrounding area. Thank you for visiting the University of Colorado Boulder. We hope you enjoy your stay!