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Find Your Future at Mines.
What makes the Mines experience special are the unlimited opportunities to follow your passion.
At Colorado School of Mines, you can choose from our wide range of undergraduate programs and study what inspires you. At Mines, be accepted for who you are, and with the support of our faculty and groundbreaking research facilities, explore what truly drives you to make a difference.
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A Path for Every Oredigger
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From top tier engineering and applied science programs to computer science and economics, Mines offers students a range of STEM-focused undergraduate programs and degrees so that you can carve out your own academic path.
With close industry partnerships, advanced research facilities and ample undergraduate research opportunities, we give you the tools to transform your goals into action. Our faculty and students are driven by innovation—that’s why we thrive on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s next breakthrough.
The Mines Difference
From your first day on campus, you’ll quickly realize that Mines isn’t your average college environment. We’re innovators, creators, scientists and artists. We’re proud of our rich heritage and traditions, like the M Climb and Engineering Days, but we’re also continually looking ahead to shape the future. Our close industry partnerships and active research facilities allow us to empower our students to make a real difference.
Is our curriculum rigorous? Yes. Are we nerdy? Yep, and we embrace it. Not only are our students high-caliber, but they are engaged, active and enthusiastic learners—working today to embrace tomorrow’s greatest challenges.
As one of the top research universities in the country, Colorado School of Mines provides students with the resources, hands-on experience, and passion to pursue their goals and change the world.
Not sure what to expect from the application process?
Visit our FAQs page to answer all your questions related to applying at Mines. Whether you’re a first-year student, transfer student, or international student, we’re here to help make the application process quick and convenient.
Student Life: The Oredigger Experience
Adding to Mines’ prestigious faculty, close industry partnerships, and extensive research opportunities, we’re proud to provide a unique and fulfilling student experience.
Orediggers are sought-after leaders in all of their pursuits – whether performing research in a lab, solving problems with a team, or displaying exceptional skills on the field, stage or page. They are future engineers and active artists, writers, musicians, athletes, climbers, journalists, skiers, dancers and more.
What does it mean to be an Oredigger
If you’re constantly exploring, passionate about science, innovative and driven by a desire to develop novel solutions for our changing world, then you’d be a great fit at Colorado School of Mines.
By the numbers
- 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
Orediggers embrace new challenges
They work hard and passionately because they know Mines is all about being the best. They also understand the value of teamwork, leadership and dedicating themselves to achieve their goals.
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Mines: The College Tour
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Mines was recently ranked as the #1 college in Colorado (Niche, 2024). Learn more about our campus, faculty and unique traditions and student life you’ll experience at Mines.
Colorado School of Mines offers students a variety of financial aid options to ensure that you can achieve your educational goals. In fact, roughly 87% of students at Mines receive some type of financial aid to offset the overall university costs.
Our financial aid office works closely with students to help them identify the right financial aid option for their specific needs. Learn more about your financial aid options here at Mines.
Based in Golden, Colorado – home to 24 miles of trails and an hour to skiing.
Thousands of square footage of makerspaces fuel innovation and provide hands-on experiences.
On average, 96% of graduates have positive outcomes, such as securing a job or advancing to graduate school.