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Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 273-3000
  • General Information
    About Colorado School of Mines

    Colorado School of Mines’ role and mission has remained constant and is written in the Colorado statute as: The Colorado School of Mines shall be a specialized baccalaureate and graduate research institution with high admission standards. The Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique mission in energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering and associated engineering and science fields. The school shall be the primary institution of higher education offering energy, mineral and materials science and mineral engineering degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 23-41-105) Mines’ well-defined and focused mission is achieved by the creation, integration and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business, and their union, to create processes and products to enhance the quality of life of the world’s inhabitants. Mines is consequently committed to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the global community by promoting stewardship of the Earth, advancements in energy and sustaining the environment.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 6,797
    Percent Admitted 61%
    Men Admitted 61%
    Women Admitted 64%
    Full Time Retention Rate 89%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 550 610
      Math 650 700
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 26 30
      English 24 29
      Math 27 32
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,839
    Native American 38.0
    Asian 230.0
    African American 73.0
    Hispanic 283.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,579
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 1,044

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