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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

Summer Admissions Deadline June 24

Summer I is underway, but there’s still time to register for the Summer II semester and knock a class out before Fall gets here!

Rocking the headlines: the latest news at Mines

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Interchangeable electric vehicle powertrain wins top honors at Spring 2024 Capstone Design Showcase

Electric vehicle powertrain will be used by mechanical engineering students at Mines for lab class
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Mines celebrates Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement

On May 10, Mines friends and family celebrated our Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement, conferring a total of 962 bachelor’s degrees during three ceremonies.

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Hydrology PhD wins Rath Award at Spring 2024 Graduate Commencement

Sara Warix, PhD in Hydrologic Science and Engineering, is the winner of the Spring 2024 Dr. Bhakta Rath and Sushama Rath Research Award.

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.

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