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Colorado School of Mines


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Recent Reviews

Ashley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Colorado School of Mines if very well known for its engineers in indusrty. We are a very engineer oriented school and pri...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Colorado School of Mines if very well known for its engineers in indusrty. We are a very engineer oriented school and pride ourselves on having a good education and being successful in industry.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Although selecting a college is a family decision, it is ultimately the student's decision because they will be the one taking the classes and living the college life. Find a college that fits your wants and needs best. For instance, if you are from a small town, picking a small school might be at the top of your list. This would also ensure that the student will get to know the professors on a personal basis. If money is the issue, take out student loans and do not stress about trying to find a job during college. School is tough enough. The added stress is not worth it. There is plenty of time to pay back the loans when you are out of school. As for the parents, trust your kids. As they grow up, they will know what is best for them. Your support is the most important thing a student needs from their parents. Students should stay focused, but also try and have some fun. The people you meet in college could be your life long partners and friends. Take advantages of all the opportunities.

Nathan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its very well taught undergraduduates and its very high job placemant after graduation at well known companies.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its very well taught undergraduduates and its very high job placemant after graduation at well known companies.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell anyone who is looking for a college to attend that it is important to find somewhere that will teach what you want to learn very well. Dont choose a school based on friends or the social scene because you will be able to find great friends anywhere you go. I would also caution incoming freshman that there is a big difference between high school and college and the transition may take awhile, but hang in there and it will all click one day. Be patient and work hard and everything else will fall into place for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone very interested in engineering, who enjoys problem solving.

Blair
Describe the students at your school.

They are most interested in what they can do for you and what you can do for them.

Describe the students at your school.

They are most interested in what they can do for you and what you can do for them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First, make a list of the things you would consider as important in a school. That can be anything from things surrounding the school, activities to do while going to school, the existance of certain clubs, the renown of the school, the kind of students going to the school, to more technical things like the class sizes, the quality of the department you're interested in, the existance of options should you decide to change majors, the abitlity to transfer credits and so forth. Then do as much research as you can for colleges that mach your criteria and make a list of colleges you'd like to visit. And I'd strongly suggest you go visit any of the colleges that are left on your list. Even if it's just one, it's one thing to hear about it, and another to actually experiance it. I had narrowed my choices down to three before I went and visited them all, and by the time I did, it was clear to me I was a Mines student. It was just the college that connected with me the most. And I wouldn't have known if I didn't go.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of girls on campus... But that is beginnning to improve.

Thomas
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick a college that has the fields you are interested in. Follow what you like/love to do, and dont be scared to go after it...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick a college that has the fields you are interested in. Follow what you like/love to do, and dont be scared to go after it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The amount of work that has to be done to pass and where are the girls?

Evan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college I would suggest finding fields that you are interested in and what type of majors that can be used in that field. From there look for colleges that give that education. Take into account the school's reputation, proximity, campus life, extraccuricular activities, sports, and available financial aid. Once the college choices have been narrowed down to 10 or less, apply and see what happens. Upon attending college don't be afraid to meet people, try to get involved with campus activities, and look for clubs that suit your interests. College is a time not only to get an education, but to discover. It is a time to find out things you never knew and try out new stuff. Try rock climbing, surfing, racquetball, any time you have a chance, say yes.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Many times people will get discouraged becuase of the work load.

Seth
Describe the students at your school.

Very driven to do well, but also know their limits, and are awesome to discuss life with

Describe the students at your school.

Very driven to do well, but also know their limits, and are awesome to discuss life with

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't just focus on academics - get involved with groups that can help you go through hard classes but are also there for you when you need their support in life issues. Life isn't all about school, partying, drinking, doing well, etc. Good grades will come when you focus on the real stuff in life. Have positive and uplifting impact on those around you - that's all that matters.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Hard working, insightful students with interests in things other than school

Grant
Describe the students at your school.

bland, wry, unwitty, basically there are a lot of kids that would prefer to go back to the dorms and play WOW all day than do...

Describe the students at your school.

bland, wry, unwitty, basically there are a lot of kids that would prefer to go back to the dorms and play WOW all day than do anything real and interesting.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In the end its all about the education and job, don't short change yourself on what you want to accomplish and what you believe in. If I had gone to a school that didn't require me to embrace challenge and excel I would feel that I had wasted a once in a lifetime opportunuty. Also College gave me the opportunity to move away from home and establish my own life. I strongly recommend going out of state if possible to establish this identity.

What's unique about your campus?

that it challenges me everyday.

Kelly
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mines is very challenging and frustrating while attending, but worth it in the end.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mines is very challenging and frustrating while attending, but worth it in the end.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students need to make sure they are going somewhere that will make them happy. Not their parents, not their boyfriend/girldfriend, not their sibling, but them. The student needs to make sure they have all the resources they will need at that school. They should make sure there is a club for the activity they are interested in. Students and parents shouldn't worry about them living alone. Most schools have programs to help students meet each other and get used to the school. Parents should keep in mind that they raised their child, and probably did a great job if they are going to college, and shoulnd't be worried about them moving away, no matter how far away they are. It is supposed to be a fun time, so have fun, but also remember that college is for learning, so make the most of that as well. And if you need to switch majors, it is better than doing something you hate forever. Mostly, just have a good time meeting new people you will know for the rest of your life!

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are ready to focus, study, and work hard.

Drew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do research about the schools you are checking out, don't go to a school just because of friends or parents, be ready to comm...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do research about the schools you are checking out, don't go to a school just because of friends or parents, be ready to commit to a school for all 4 years. Be friendly, be open to new things and ways of thinking. Don't close your dorm door, put your self out there to meet people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anybody that doesn't want to do science/engineering, or lazy people

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is really hard to get good grades. Teachers expect a lot

Keesha
Describe the students at your school.

focused, kind of hopeless at times

Describe the students at your school.

focused, kind of hopeless at times

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit as many schools as possible - you won't know until you actually see the campus. If you have a friend who attends a school, try to go to a couple of classes with your friend to get a feel for the class sizes and professors. Do as much research as possible, and really look into yourself to decide if you want big or small, urban or rural. Realize that when you choose a college, you also choose a location and a culture. If you can't live without skiing, then you probably shouldn't go to UT, even if you are the biggest Longhorns fan in the country. If you need your D-I football and school spirit, make sure you look for it at every school you visit. Finding the right school takes time - devote at least a couple of years to do the search right. Transferring is a huge hassle, so don't go into the search with the attitude that a college choice could be temporary. Try to do it right the first time, and not waste credits that might not transfer and tons of lost tuition.

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