Shaping the future of engineering on Earth and beyond

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.

Submit Your 2024 Application by January 15

Applications for 2024 undergraduate programs are now open. Be sure to apply by the deadline of January 15, 2024.

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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

battery challenge team

Colorado School of Mines, Arapahoe Community College selected for Battery Workforce Challenge

12 student teams across North America to design, build, test and integrate an advanced EV battery into a future Stellantis vehicle.

USGS and Mines research facility

USGS, Mines break ground on new research facility focused on energy and minerals research

Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey and Mines officials celebrate start of construction.

Innovation Challenge

Students tackle energy problems at GEFI Innov8x Challenge

Mines students provide Chevron, ConocoPhillips fresh perspectives and solutions.

Students in the news

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

Mines students holding rocks over their heads during the M Climb

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.


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