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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.

Visit Mines

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

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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

Undergraduate Applications Open August 1

Become an Oredigger! With unique opportunities both in and out of the classroom, you’ll receive a well-rounded education that will not only ensure fulfillment and fun during your time at Mines but long after.

Rocking the headlines: the latest news at Mines


With Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem, Mines ventures into new possibilities

Labriola Innovation District, Beck Venture Center are biggest physical change to Mines campus since 2018
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Mines, Community College of Aurora launch new partnership for engineering students

Mines Academy at CCA provides an opportunity to earn guaranteed admission to any four-year degree program at Mines

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Elevate Quantum awards $40.5M to expand quantum ecosystem

Mines is part of regional consortium receiving federal funding to support efforts to strengthen the quantum workforce over the next decade

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