Facts & Stats
Mines by the numbers:
- 5,409: Student body including undergraduates and graduates
- 29: Average ACT score for entering freshmen
- 170: Student organizations on campus
- 18: Intercollegiate athletic teams at Mines — more than any other Division II school in Colorado
- $32.5 million: Amount given by donors during fiscal year 2012 (making it the most successful fundraising year ever.)
- 1: Mines' student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is the largest in the country
- 90, 94, 95: percentage of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD graduates with positive outcomes upon graduation in 2011-12
Cost of Attendance
For the most recent figures, visit Mines Financial Aid.
Undergraduate admissions at Mines is highly selective. Nearly 12,000 students vie each year for 875 spots in the freshman class. Mines applicants’ average scores include 1300 on the SAT, 29 on the ACT and a 3.8 GPA.
More than 1,400 graduate students from around the world create a stimulating environment that enriches the Mines educational experience. Modern research facilities including 43 specialized centers, a strong interdisciplinary teaching and research focus and low student-to-faculty ratio offer a personalized education and encourage students to investigate problems from real-world perspectives. Mines’ reputation and high admission standards, as well as its alumni network in industry, government and academic institutions, contribute to a high placement rate.
ResearchThe nexus between the earth, the environment and society’s need to generate and distribute energy in an economic and sustainable way is central to Mines’ specialized mission. Faculty and students at Mines research new frontiers in resource exploration, extraction and processing, renewable energy production and distribution, advanced materials, and environmental impact, mitigation and remediation.
In 2012, Mines received awards totaling more than $55.7 million by private industry and federal agencies.