university of colorado

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Colorado-Boulder
Boulder, CO

A comprehensive public research university, the University of Colorado-Boulder is located at the base of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, and is arguably one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The school’s 26,000 undergraduates can choose from more than 70 majors in areas as diverse as architectural engineering, jazz studies, international affairs, and media production. Most popular majors include psychology, integrative physiology, communication, and finance. Students looking for an additional challenge might enjoy pursuing one of the University’s 30+ combined bachelor’s/master’s programs that enable students to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years. CU’s inclusive and spirited campus offers students plenty of opportunities for engagement with one another. The University supports more than 300 clubs and student organizations, such as the Buffoons (the school’s oldest a cappella group), GlobeMed (a grass-roots public health and social justice club), and the Society of Women Engineers. Whether you’re interested in studying abroad, performing research, participating in community service, or pursuing an honors program, sunny CU-Boulder offers it all. Fun fact: Ralphie the buffalo (and also the University’s mascot) is escorted onto the field at the beginning of each football game.

Photo by University of Colorado


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.