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Colorado School of Mines

School Profile

  • Colorado School of MinesPublic Four-year University in Golden, CO
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  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 3,456
First-year Undergraduate Students: 851
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 3,400
Graduate Students: 1,032

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Geological Engineering
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mining/Mineral Engineering
  • Bachelor of Petroleum
  • Bachelor of Physics

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $12,244
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $26,404

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required for Some
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 575


Member: NCAA
Team name: Orediggers


  • Ranked #75 National Universities
  • Ranked #52 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #31 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #42 High School Counselor Rankings
  • 64 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #49 Chemical
  • Ranked #34 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #26 Materials
  • Ranked #110 Computer Science
  • Ranked #25 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #119 Math
  • Ranked #77 Physics

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Admissions Address

Undergraduate Admissions
CSM Student Center - 1600 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3200
(888) 446-9488
Fax: (303) 273-3509
Contact: Bruce Goetz
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 46%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 46%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 9,785
Female applicants 2,750
Male applicants 7,035
Applicants accepted 4,544
Female applicants accepted 1,359
Male applicants accepted 3,185
Freshman enrollment 875
Female freshman enrollment 231
Male freshman enrollment 644
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 926
Students accepting place on wait list 254
Students accepted from wait list 7

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 52%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.6-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 47%
SAT Critical Reading average score 630
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 560-650
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 680
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 620-710
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 530-630
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 91%
Average ACT Composite score 29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 24-30
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 27-32

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