Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines


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Recent Reviews

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

Colorado School of Mines is a small mountain town engineering college with a strong academic curriculum and a great location,...

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

Colorado School of Mines is a small mountain town engineering college with a strong academic curriculum and a great location, one hour from the mountians, 30 minutes from downtown Denver, and 30 minutes away from a large school in the University of Colorado.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's location is probably the most unique location I've seen when it comes to schools, being located so close to so much, including big cities, the mountains, and large universities.

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

Do your research. Don't be afraid to visit schools that you know little about. just because a school is small, or not well known, doesn't mean that it's not the right school for you. Also, don't attend college for the atmosphere, because it may be fun for four years, but you may end up regretting later on down the road. Really look into the programs that interest you.

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

To the students out there. Do not go to college becuase society says you should. Taking on the debt of college should be so...

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

To the students out there. Do not go to college becuase society says you should. Taking on the debt of college should be something that you want, for a reason that you want. There is no shame in changing your major several times or spending extra years in college. However, you will spend many years paying off the debt, so please be sure that you choose to spend the money on a career that you will enjoy working for a long period of time! If you have to wait a few years to save some money or figure out what you are interested in, do it! The societal view that college is just what comes after high school should be throughly evaluated. College is a major financial comittment and many young people are easily persuaded. The best approach is to have a good idea what you want before you dive in and face the many decisions, insecurities, and distractions that make college so exciting.

What's unique about your campus?

I would have never made it in Engineering without Mines. It is incredibly difficult to study hard and do well at a party school. At Mines, everyone works hard and plays hard. It is really nice that everyone around you is working as hard as you and is supportive and helpful.

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

This school makes the students work to hard even though there is usually a very good life afterwards

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

This school makes the students work to hard even though there is usually a very good life afterwards

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

I would tell students to make sure that they like to work hard to be able to get something rewarding in the end. If you are not ready to work hard do not expect the school name to get you any where. I would find the college that has the major you want, it is the highest percentage of why students change schools. Try and go to a school where you can have fun and still work hard.

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

The male students seem to care more about their work then about the females on campus, except for the atheletes. This makes it hard to get help from fellow students since overall the smarter students are not atheletes and there are more male students on campus.

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

Make sure you visit the college and attend some classes before choosing. Talk to the administration, some faculty, and studen...

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

Make sure you visit the college and attend some classes before choosing. Talk to the administration, some faculty, and students. Do the research to know exactly what kind of college it is. Don't be afraid to choose because if it doesn't work out, you can transfer to another school. If you can, shadow a student a couple of times. To make the most of the college eperience, be active. Get involved in school activities and clubs. That way you can make friends. Chances are, there is some club that interests you. Make sure you balance school with your social life. You don't want to fail out of school but you also don't want to be stick in your room all the time. Make sure your have some kind of outlet to the stresses of school and have fun. Your college experience will be much better for it.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how much work was involved and how organized you had to be. I wish I had known how much studying would be needed and how much sleep I would lose.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Well organized, smart, active, focused, good energy, strong, friendly, stable, and involved.

Jeff
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

a very small and pretty campus near a big city (denver)

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

a very small and pretty campus near a big city (denver)

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

visit many colleges before your decision. afer the first year, you aren't happy then transfer to a place where you will be

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

the acadenic curriculum very prestgious its right next to the coors brewery

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

If you want to be a great engineer, you go to Mines.

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

If you want to be a great engineer, you go to Mines.

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

Students, it's ok to not have the right choice right away. Its ok to change your major. Do what you want to do, after all it' your life now, not your parents. Parents, this is your childs future. Let them come to you if they have questions or if they want advice. This is their choice, not yours, let them chose; not you.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

If you do not stay on top of things, you will drown, fast.

Kristen
Describe the students at your school.

Half varsity athletes and halfs geeks with pocket protectors

Describe the students at your school.

Half varsity athletes and halfs geeks with pocket protectors

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

Find a college where you can really imagine yourself finding friends and enjoying yourself. But if after the first year it doesn't work out, no stress, you can just transfer.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who doesn't mind giving up their life for periods of time. Someone who loves math, and the outdoors. Someone who is a nerd at heart.

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

Make sure that you visit the campus before you commit go attending, and go around campus on your own, not on a tour, to get ...

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

Make sure that you visit the campus before you commit go attending, and go around campus on your own, not on a tour, to get a feel for what the students are like. If you have no idea what you want to major in, go to a bigger school rather then a more specalized school so you can find out what you reall want to do with your life.

What's unique about your campus?

The focus on getting you ready for life in the industry. I think this is the best thing because if you don't know how to function in the real world, your education means next to nothing.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had had a bit more of an earth science background from high school, and perhaps a harder corse load to get me ready for life at this school.

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

Visit the college that you're looking at and be rather sure in what field you want to go in, not specifically but as an examp...

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

Visit the college that you're looking at and be rather sure in what field you want to go in, not specifically but as an example: Business, Engineering, Pre-med etc. so that you can choose the school that can best fit your needs. An all around school is okay if you don't know what you want to do, but it is much better to go to a specialized school and get the most out of your education.

What's unique about your campus?

The academics I recieve at this school are great. This is one of the top engineering schools in the nation and the fact that I'm here taking advantage of its superior academics really makes me think that this is the reason it is the best thing about my school.

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

The social life here is aweful. Everyone walks around very sad and depressed. Work load and intensity puts everyone in a bad mood and most people don't do much but study on weekends and week nights.

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

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