Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines


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Recent Reviews

Robert
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I made some fiscally irresponsible decisions to go to the Colorado School of Mines, and I have no regrets. I really wanted to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I made some fiscally irresponsible decisions to go to the Colorado School of Mines, and I have no regrets. I really wanted to swim in college, and their DII swim team is the perfect place for me. The only problem with the school is that the ration of boys to girls is particularly lopsided. I personally love the intellectual culture, and have stayed up talking with my friends about religion world view and politics past 1 am on many occasions. In short, I love it!

David
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Though, I admit my experience with other colleges is limited, I think I would be hard pressed to find one as excellent as Min...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Though, I admit my experience with other colleges is limited, I think I would be hard pressed to find one as excellent as Mines. They are a university that is heavily focused on community and learning, and as one of the top engineering schools in the country, I'd say they're succeeding at both. They have a small campus with highly selected attendees. That allows for a small-town atmosphere which provides a closer connection to the students and faculty around you. The curriculum is tough, but that should be expected if you wish to succeed in the real world. Mines does well to prepare its students in life with its robust academia and professors who are always ready and willing to help.

Luis
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The thing about Colorado School of Mines is that it truly knows how to break a student down in order to build them up as a hi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The thing about Colorado School of Mines is that it truly knows how to break a student down in order to build them up as a high-demand engineer/chemist/scientist/etc. It is by no means an easy school but it manages to pride itself on that and it's somewhat small attendance to provide students with everything they could ever need to succeed in their stem futures. Some of the classrooms are dated seeing as the school is older than the state of Colorado itself but many plans to renovate the campus are already underway. The teachers and staff mostly care about the students and the subjects taught rather the fact that teaching is their job and the source of their income. In my experience, my professors were always easy to approach with set office hours and were always willing to spend a little bit of extra time with me in order for me to completely understand the material. As I stated earlier, Mines is by no means an easy school. It's full of those kids in high school that thought they could get away with not studying for exams and putting in minimal effort in class and many of them face a harsh realization that Mines isn't a place where they can get away with that mentality anymore. It's teaching me, and it has taught thousands before me, that I'm not special and I have to put in the same hard work, if not more, like everybody else if I want to be successful in life. So this is my review on the Colorado School of Mines, the place where students go to die, but engineers are born.

William
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Mines is an amazing school. Nowhere on campus do I feel unsafe, which I can't say for many campuses I've checked out. I'm gay...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Mines is an amazing school. Nowhere on campus do I feel unsafe, which I can't say for many campuses I've checked out. I'm gay, and I've heard horror stories of some other schools. The RAs are all super friendly, the rules for the dorms are lax enough for everyone to feel like they have some elbow room, the food in Mines Market is always changing, and the professors I've worked with want the best for students. I worked on a project for Engineering Design; not only was my professor bragging about it, he found some people to help me and my team pursue it into the future and make it more than a mere prototype!

Shannon
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CSM offers student a multitude of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Despite overwhelmingly engineering-oriented maj...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSM offers student a multitude of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Despite overwhelmingly engineering-oriented majors, the school entertains all student interests. In this way, each student can find their niche of like minded people through academic work, clubs and/ or outdoor recreation. Campus is located in a quaint town separated from, but a convenient drive to, Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Room for focus on "Environment" in Earth, Energy, Environment motto to be increased.

Aubrey
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It is a great school with great academics but it comes at a great cost as well. Your pocket book won't like it, however It is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school with great academics but it comes at a great cost as well. Your pocket book won't like it, however It is my opinion and the opinion of many others that the school is well worth the money you put in. between the small campus, small classes, and great professor availability you really can't go wrong here.

Brett
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I judge the Colorado School of Mines to be worthy of a five star rating for the quality of the institution and the extracurri...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I judge the Colorado School of Mines to be worthy of a five star rating for the quality of the institution and the extracurricular supplementations it offers. Though this may seem a superficially generic rationale, examples will serve to frame the unique experience Mines extends to its student body. My first year at college took me in an entirely different direction than I saw for myself, including Greek life, joining student government, and peer mentoring. Becoming a part of the latter two have provided me with a deep understanding of how the school genuinely tries to involve the student in all aspects of its governance and campus events. I have learned that no matter what passion, there is a leadership role or social chair for anything and everything at Mines. The reason I believe the institution involves its students so heavily is to ensure their time is as memorable as it is lucrative. I can say with total confidence that the entirety of my tuition is well spent, funding job fairs, student organizations such as the Acts of Random Kindness Society, concerts, carnivals, residence hall celebrations, research projects, and least of all the faculty and degree programs among so many more. Personally, I view the administration and institution of the Colorado School of Mines as wholly invested in the continued success of its students far beyond awarding diplomas.

Anais
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This school was made for the students it teaches. Classrooms are welcoming and the teachers are very informed on what they te...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school was made for the students it teaches. Classrooms are welcoming and the teachers are very informed on what they teach, but also friendly enough that a properly asked question can help a student more than they would've thought. The on-campus tutors are extremely helpful and the counselors are amazing at their job. As someone who is debating changing major from geophysics to geology they have been so incredibly helpful. Overall, the entire campus is designed to help students learn while also enjoying the process. There are so many ways to get help and so many opportunities to express yourself and actually get outside. The friends that you make at this school not only help you succeed academically but are also people you will continue to talk to years after you've graduated. Truly an amazing experience with so many helpful and talented people.

Erin
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Colorado School of Mines has proven to be an ideal school choice for me. As someone who adores science, I wanted to go to a ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colorado School of Mines has proven to be an ideal school choice for me. As someone who adores science, I wanted to go to a school that shares my passions and gives me the tools to achieve my dreams. Mines not only teaches me to be a good and ethical engineer, but it teaches me to be a good human being. Everywhere I go on campus, I am met by a genuine love of learning and a love of helping others. When I first arrived at campus, I did not know anybody. I felts like a little atom with no special properties and no bond with anyone. I was not sure if I would be able to react well with the other atoms. I yearned for a family, or molecule of my own. My first week of school, I was amazed by just how many people felt the same way. I made friends very quickly, and together we dived into our academics. The fantastic thing about Mines is that despite the difficult course load, one could always find time to socialize and help one's friends. On my dorm floor, we always kept our doors open. That was, If anyone was struggling will a tough physic problem, she could yell down the hall and three different people would flock to her with assistance. The incredible sense of camaraderie between students was unique to the sense that I received from other schools while college hunting. Both students and staff truly want to see you succeed, but it will not happen easily. I needed to work very hard for the grades that I received, and I could not be happier with the outcome.

Ryan
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I am satisfied with my college experience so far. I have successfully navigated my first semester and amassed enough credits ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am satisfied with my college experience so far. I have successfully navigated my first semester and amassed enough credits to be counted as a sophomore. I think that the classes are really good, I've learned a lot, but I attribute most of that to my study habits. In order to do well here, you have to want success. You can't go to parties all the time and expect that you'll breeze through finals. The food at Mines Market is actually really good, but there are plenty of other opportunities on campus for when you eventually get sick of it. Housing could be better, the rooms are nice, but be prepared to be tripled due to lack of space. Overall, my attitude towards Colorado School of Mines is very positive.

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  • Enrollment
  • 4,610
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $17,842
  • Acceptance rate
  • 40%

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