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University of Colorado Boulder

Location

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder United States

Ranking

# 320QS World University Rankings

About University of Colorado Boulder

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is a leading force in research, technology and entrepreneurship. At the heart of the city, the University of Colorado Boulder produces some of the best and brightest in these industries and our talented faculty, students and alumni are leading the way by inspiring innovative, humanitarian and social enterprises. Home to more than 3,000 international students from 100 countries, CU Boulder is one of only 34 U.S. public research universities belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities.

At the cornerstone of each student’s experience are our innovative academic programs, hands-on opportunities and rigorous course work that prepare them for a complex global society. Within our learning community students interact with faculty—which includes Nobel laureates, MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellows, U.S. Professor of the Year awardees and National Medal of Science winners—who listen, question and help students refine their ideas so they develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills and an enhanced ability to think critically.

Within our eight colleges, schools and programs, are 3,800+ academic courses across 150 fields of study, enabling students to create a unique academic experience.

About University of Colorado Boulder

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is a leading force in research, technology and entrepreneurship. At the heart of the city, the University of Colorado Boulder produces some of the best and brightest in these industries and our talented faculty, students and alumni are leading the way by inspiring innovative, humanitarian and social enterprises. Home to more than 3,000 international students from 100 countries, CU Boulder is one of only 34 U.S. public research universities belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities.

At the cornerstone of each student’s experience are our innovative academic programs, hands-on opportunities and rigorous course work that prepare them for a complex global society. Within our learning community students interact with faculty—which includes Nobel laureates, MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellows, U.S. Professor of the Year awardees and National Medal of Science winners—who listen, question and help students refine their ideas so they develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills and an enhanced ability to think critically.

Within our eight colleges, schools and programs, are 3,800+ academic courses across 150 fields of study, enabling students to create a unique academic experience.

University information

Bachelor

1253+
3+
6+
75+

Master

610+
3+
6+
75+
33,600
87%
13%
1,896
50%
50%
4,165
84%
16%

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Where to look for scholarship opportunities

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Rankings & ratings

University of Colorado Boulder is one of the top universities in Boulder, United States. It is ranked #320 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #157
  • 2014
    #160
  • 2015
    #=182
  • 2016
    #175
  • 2017
    #170
  • 2018
    #=182
  • 2019
    #190
  • 2020
    #206
  • 2021
    #230
  • 2022
    #251
  • 2023
    #=317
  • 2024
    #=264
  • 2025
    #320

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