Colorado School of Mines Profile


The Colorado School of Mines, founded in 1874, is a public college of engineering and science studies. Its 373-acre campus is located in Golden, 20 miles west of Denver.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 45% of 10,145 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: May 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Considered
Extracurricular: Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.8
SAT Math: 671 average  630-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 622 average  570-675 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 587 average  530-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 29 average  27-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $29,501  Out-of-state: $44,531
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $15,654 Out-of-state: $30,684
Room and Board: $9,922
Average Percent of Need Met: 66%
Average Freshman Award: $12,741
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $29,662


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum:  Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 238
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-59 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 14
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001348: Free

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