University of Colorado

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: University of Colorado Boulder

There are more than 29,300 students enrolled at CU Boulder this year and there is no question why. The university holds top 10 national rankings in aerospace engineering, ceramics, environmental law, geology, physical chemistry and quantum physics according to U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

CU is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the foot hills,  and is home to those with active and outdoor lifestyles. Chautauqua Park is only a few blocks from campus where you can hike, bolder, or climb in your free time. Boulder has multiple trail systems and biking paths throughout the city. You are sure to be entertained with all the local live music and street performers on the Pearl Street Mall downtown.

Boulder is a short drive to Denver International Airport which makes it an easy destination for friends and family to visit. Boulder is also located only a few hours away from multiple ski resorts Colorado has to offer including Eldora, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Vail.

Name: Gus Davis CU College Student

Year: Senior

Major: Environmental Studies

Hometown: New Boston, NH


Why did you choose to attend CU?

Location near mountains, social life around campus, Boulder lifestyle.

What do you like most about CU?

The students that attend the universities attitude and openness. Having a campus that has both an awesome town life and an epic mountain escape a 10-minute walk away.

What do you like most about living in Boulder?

The ability to escape to the mountains on any given weekend or school day. The activeness of everyone in the town is contagious.

What do you like to do for fun/extracurricular/hobbies?

Snowboard, hike, tube, basketball, frisbee, volleyball, soccer, slack line. Anything that gets you outside.

Do you have any advice for incoming freshman?

Be open, do not shy away from any opportunities you get to go out and meet new people. Get the epic local pass for the season early.

If you are interested in attending CU Boulder, you can download the “Visit CU” mobile app. On the app you can take a virtual tour of campus or take a real GPS guided tour, see local restaurants and shops, view admissions information, learn about university top points of pride, and more!

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