Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

The 2023 Golden Application is now open! Participate. Explore. Innovate. Collaborate. Lead. Achieve. What makes the Mines experience special are the unlimited opportunities available to you. At Mines, you can study what interests you and be accepted for who you are and what you are passionate about. You can connect with faculty, fellow students and staff, try something new and continue to prepare for the life you’re meant to lead.

Is our curriculum rigorous? Yes. Are we nerdy? Yep, and we embrace it. Not only are our students high-caliber, they are engaged, active and enthusiastic learners, ready to embrace the world’s greatest challenges. 

And…we are thrilled to share that the fall 2022 incoming class was not only the largest ever but is also one of the most academically competitive and highly diverse. Below are a few highlights about those who are making it Mines this fall:

  • 32%: Women
  • 27.4%: Underrepresented students
  • 18.4%: First-generation students
  • 3.80-4.00: Middle 50% unweighted GPA
  • 1350-1490: Middle 50% SAT composite score (for those who chose to submit scores)
  • 30-34: Middle 50% ACT composite score

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Located only 8 miles from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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10 makerspaces fuel
innovation and provide 

Mines B.S. graduates earn an
average starting salary
of approx. $76K

Legal Information


In accordance with the DoD MOU, Colorado School of Mines does not engage in high-pressure recruitment of Service members and does not offer or accept any rewards or remuneration related to admission, enrollment, financial aid or scholarship decisions.


Mines is committed to facilitating a safe environment conducive to academic learning and to compliance with the new legal limitations on inquiries about an applicant’s criminal and disciplinary history pursuant to Colorado Senate Bill 19-170 (the Ensuring Access to Higher Education Act), as codified in C.R.S. § 23-5-106.5. Mines will inquire only about the following conduct on the application for student admission:

  • An applicant’s prior convictions for stalking, sexual assault or domestic violence.
  • An applicant’s prior convictions, within five years before submitting the application, for assault, kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter or murder.
  • An applicant’s prior disciplinary history at another academic institution for stalking, sexual assault or domestic violence.
  • Any criminal charges pending against the applicant.
  • An applicant’s education records related to academic performance.

Notice to Applicants
In compliance with C.R.S. § 23-5-106.5(2)(b), Mines will notify applicants on the application that they are not required to disclose any information contained in sealed records and have the right to appeal, pursuant to the below procedures, a denial decision made based on any information required to be disclosed. After admission, Mines will inquire into an admitted applicant’s conduct history when obtaining information pertaining to participation in campus life.

Obligation to Update Responses
Applicants have an obligation to report any updates or changes to their criminal and disciplinary response if they are arrested and charged with any crime after completing their application for admission. Applicants are required to disclose any and all such information in writing to the Executive Director of Admissions at Mines or, once enrolled, to the Dean of Students. Failure to report changes that should have been disclosed may result in an allegation of a violation of the Mines Code of Conduct.

Right to Appeal
All admissions decisions are final, with one exception. If your admission to Mines is denied based on the information you provided on your application regarding criminal history, pending criminal charges or disciplinary history at another academic institution, you have the right to an appeal.
Appeals must be in writing and should be submitted to the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management at admissions@mines.edu within 14 days of receipt of the admission decision. Appeals should include all relevant information you would like the Associate Provost to consider. You will be notified of the outcome of your appeal within 14 days of receipt.

An offer of admission to Mines may be rescinded for, but is not limited to, the following reasons:

  • An admitted student is found to have presented misleading or fraudulent information during the application process;
  • An admitted student fails to uphold the standards of conduct outlined in Mines Code of Conduct.;
  • An admitted student has accepted admission both to the Colorado School of Mines and to another graduate program for the same period of enrollment. (Applies only to graduate students.)


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, otherwise known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to provide current and prospective students and employees, the public, and the Department of Education with crime statistics and information about campus crime prevention programs and policies. Colorado School of Mines publishes the Annual Security and Fire Safety Guide by October 1 of each year to comply with the requirements of the Clery Act and contains policy statements, crime statistics, and fire statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years of statistics are included for certain types of crime that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to our campuses.

Access the Jeanne Clery Disclosures of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
You may also request a paper copy from the Mines Police Department or by emailing clery@mines.edu.
Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1681 §106.8(a), Mines must designate and authorize at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX.

The Title IX Coordinator is Carole Goddard.
Office: Equity & Title IX House, 1706 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401
Email: titleix@mines.edu
Phone: (303) 273-3260

Website: www.mines.edu/institutional-equity-title-ix/