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Colorado School of Mines

Colorado’s premier engineering and applied science university for 150 years and counting

Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and solutions to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.

Deadline for International Graduate Students

March 1, 2024
Don’t miss the upcoming deadline for international graduate student admissions

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A top research university with a high ROI and recognized by Carnegie as an R1 “very high research activity” university 

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Being an Oredigger is unlike anything else. How will you make the most of your experience?

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On average, 96% of graduates have positive outcomes following graduation, such as securing a job or advancing to graduate school

Visit Mines

Take a tour of our beautiful campus in Golden, Colorado, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Rocking the headlines: the latest news at Mines

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Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s $1M gift will improve Edgar Experimental Mine

Edgar Mine is one of only five university-owned mines in U.S. — and the only one with a Wi-Fi-enabled underground classroom.

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The Next Big Thing in Energy: Two Mines faculty members working on Energy Earthshots

Professors Katie Johnson and Alexis Navarre-Sitchler contributing to U.S. Department of Energy program focused on clean energy transition.

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Mines faculty-founded biomaterials company wins inaugural Mines Venture Fund I investment

GelSana Therapeutics was founded by Melissa Krebs, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering.

Students in the news

Student stories offer a glimpse into the lives of the bright, ambitious individuals who attend Colorado School of Mines. These personal accounts showcase the unique experiences and perspectives of Mines students as they pursue their academic and professional goals.

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Expand your network

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941 organizations posted 3,360 jobs in Diggernet from 2021-2022

Future-proof your career

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Top ranked best return on investment (ROI) Payscale, Georgetown University

Advance your education

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19% of Mines graduates continue with advanced education

Mines: The College Tour

Meet some of Mines’ students and an inspiring professor and learn about our university. Discover more about our exceptional academics and faculty, welcoming location and campus life, global focus, entrepreneurial and innovative mindset, unparalleled industry connections and numerous opportunities to change the world for the better.

Our hometown is Golden