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Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado
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Overview
Public
4,395 Undergraduates
40% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Mostly Men
Public
Expensive
Region: West
Division 2
Size: Small
Doctoral
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St
Golden, Colorado
80401
(303) 273-3000
www.mines.edu

Colorado School of Mines (Mines), a public research and teaching university located in Golden, Colorado, is one of the top 80 colleges in the U.S. Bishop George M. Randall established the school in 1866. Mines has been ranked as the top university in the world for mineral and mining engineering. Students can participate in research at the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and the Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute, which are both on campus. The school’s motto is “Nil sine numine” or “Nothing without God's will.” Notable alumni include writer George Saunders, mixed martial artist Shane Carwin, Canadian soccer player Tesho Akindele, civil engineer Wendell Fertig and author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen. The school’s colors are blue and silver, its mascots are Marvin the Miner and Blaster the Burro, and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division II – Rocky Mountain. Varsity sports offered include men’s football, cross country, basketball, baseball and swimming, and women’s basketball, volleyball, swimming and softball. Mines is home to one of the oldest mountain monograms in the U.S. It’s an M logo that sits on Mount Zion, above the campus, and it’s illuminated every night. The town of Golden, which is 20 miles away from Denver, is where the Jolly Rancher was developed.

Location

Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on June 16, 1859, the mining camp was originally named "Golden City" in honor of Thomas L. Golden. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
72%

Men

28%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

139

New Transfer Students

Admissions
40%

Acceptance Rate

20%

Enrollment Yield

1250-1420

SAT Range

12,284

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$25,097

Typical Cost

$37,436

Out-Of-State (published)

$18,386

In-State (published)

90%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$22,500

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

6

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

124

Doctorates Awareded

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

4

National Academy Members

49

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 140 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, 11 sororities and fraternities to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Football Division:

2

Basketball Division:

2

Track Division:

2

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