Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines


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Recent Reviews

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

A techniqual school focused on developing it's students careers through active lectures, labs, and disscussions in a continua...

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

A techniqual school focused on developing it's students careers through active lectures, labs, and disscussions in a continually expanding and globaly competitive workplace.

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

The Colorado School of Mines is incredibly focused on getting a student prepared for industry. Many of the schools I visited focused on academia for it's own sake, but Mines was alway focuse on the individuals ability to be hired as soon, or even before graduating with a bachelors in their major discipline. Mines also has a unique location at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains that provided access to near-by Denver, and the hiking and ski slops that interested me.

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

Dear Matthew, College is very different from what your thinking right now. You are imagining that because of how well you did in High School, and how easy it was that you will find the classes as college equally simple. This is not true. You will be spending hours trying to figure out just one solutiontion to a problem, just to have the proffesor do the problem in five minutes during the next class period. In AP Chemistry last year, you experianced some of this, only that was one class. In college, all of you classes will be that difficult, that time demanding, and that exciting. You will learn more in you first year than you are thinking you will in all four years. Get to know people before you get to campus as well. Make a real effort to form the group of friends that will help you study, and always look to any upper classmen in your dorm. They will be the ones who can help you more than any other individual on campus. Matthew, the best years are ahaid of you. Get scholarship, do well, don't stress as much. Sincerely, ~Matt

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

It is very much directed towards engineering and other math based professions, unlike other schools where I could have studie...

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

It is very much directed towards engineering and other math based professions, unlike other schools where I could have studied anything from philosophy to history.

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

My advice to parents in helping make the college decision would be to ask their child questions about what they might want to do with the rest of their lives, if they are unsure then suggest schools that offer broader areas of study. I highly suggest not making the decision for your children, and do not second guess their choice if they truly want to attend a certain college. Once they are at school, let them know you miss them but also encourage them to make new friends and really get involved on campus. As for students, I would say you want to live on campus for at least your freshman year if you have the choice to live at home or off campus. Once you're at school, make the most of the experience. Make new friends and take advantage of the different extracurriculars offered. Also, you're paying a lot to go to school so dont skip classes just because you can. Study hard so you don't have to retake any classes. Its hard, but find a good balance between fun and studying and you'll have a great time!

What kind of person should attend this school?

an extremely math/science minded individual who is prepared to work hard and study hard.

Allysia
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all unique in their own way, they are helpful and willing to tutor since everyone learns differntly its nic...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all unique in their own way, they are helpful and willing to tutor since everyone learns differntly its nice to get the differnt learning aspects.

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

When deciding on a campus it is important to choose on that has a major that you are interested in. If you are unsure, or have doubts about what you want to do, choose a univeristy that has a range of majors to choose from in case the one you had in mind doesnt work out. It is also important to visit the campus' that you are considering. Seeing it in real life is completly different than browsing through photograhs. If you are able to, try and visit while there shool is in session, it will give you a better feel of how the campus runs and how life is while they are in class and also on breaks. Location is another important aspect, you have to consider the distance you want to be from home (and dont right away say "as far as possible"). Choosing a far distance right off the bat might make for a hard adjustment to living on your own and could affect your academics. If you are going to play sports try and talk to members of the team and get an honest opinion of the coach, and also have them answer any other questions.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the fact that some of the professors believe that there class is the most imoprtant so they give a lot of homework or expect more than you are able to give becuase each of them are all doing the same thing. But if you are able to talk to them and they are understanding they will work it out with you.

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

It offeres the most rigorous, but also the most rewarding engineering education. It is not as social as other sate schools, ...

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

It offeres the most rigorous, but also the most rewarding engineering education. It is not as social as other sate schools, but there is still time to do other things than study. The overall mood is slightly competitive.

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

Choosing the right college is very important, as it is a huge factor in the happiness and success of the student. When deciding between colleges, i found it helpful to visit each campus. They may all seem very similar, but picking up on the overall mood of the students can help with the decicsion. Communicating with a current student can also make the choice easier as they will tell you more about campus life than any administrator. Once the college is chosen, getting the most out of the experience is also omportant. I have found that the secret to accomplishing this is balance. Without parental influence, the student is able to decide how to spend his/her time. Finding a balcne betwween studying and socializing is vital to being successful. In addition, joining clubs and intramural sports can gelp with finding freinds and providing a release. All in all, college can be a great experience, however, care must to be taken to make sure that this time is not wasted.

What's unique about your campus?

This school provides practical knowledge and the degree that you earn is valued in the industry.

Laura
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally enthusiastic about learning, they like to have fun whenever they aren't doing school work, and fo...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally enthusiastic about learning, they like to have fun whenever they aren't doing school work, and for the most part they are pretty laid back and easy to talk to and get along with.

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

Spend a lot of time looking at all the options available to you for each of the colleges that you are interested in, including courses of study offered, student activity groups, sports programs, and student demographics. Make a decision based on what school best fits the interest that you already have. Don't worry if you don't know what you want to major in! Most people don't and you still have plenty of time to decide. Have the finances well planned in advance so you don't have to worry about paying for schooling. Instead you can enjoy the college experience and you only have to worry about everyday things and how well you are doing in your classes. Never be the loner! Join a student organization or club. Being a part of an organization or club helps you stay connected to your school and the world outside of your schoolwork. Plus there is probably at least one person in that organization or club that has the same classes that you are taking so you can study together. And it never hurts to have lots of friends on campus!

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person that should attend this school is someone who is interested in engineering and is very academically, career, and goal oriented.

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

Finding the "right" college isn't as important as most think it is. Yes the size of the school or it's location are importan...

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

Finding the "right" college isn't as important as most think it is. Yes the size of the school or it's location are important, but as long as the school a student chooses to attend has majors that they feel interested in, they will find people with similar interests as them. Choosing a college is not as important as putting yourself out there when the time comes to get to know future friends and current professors. Making the most of a college experience is as simple as showing who you really are to the people around you and making friends with those who like that person. College is a place that students gain knowledge for their career preference and knowledge about their own desires, values, and goals. Making the most of college isn't about choosing the right one, it's about finding yourself by helping others find themselves.

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

I wish that I had known more about the outdoor activities available surrounding the campus because it would have motivated me more to attend this school.

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

The view of the mountains surrounding the campus.

Seth
Describe the students at your school.

Every one at this school likes to work hard and party hard!

Describe the students at your school.

Every one at this school likes to work hard and party hard!

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

Dont go to a school just because other people think its best for you, go to a school that you will appreciate where your going and will enjoy living there for 4 years of your precious early life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that is determinded to do well in college and is looking forward to making LOTS of money straight out of college and a good job, also the student should be at least a little outgoing.

andrew
Describe the students at your school.

Hard working, goal driven, and diverse.

Describe the students at your school.

Hard working, goal driven, and diverse.

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

Mines is a nice change compared to the other schools in colorado. Where there is a great diversity of the types of people that you will find: the people who do like to party and have a good time all the time, the athletes, the nerds/geeks, the average types, and any other type of person that you could think of. But the difference is that with these people you can be who you are, but no matter who you are, you are seen as a student who wants to succeed.

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

Take a deep breath, because college is a whole different world than what you are used to. So strap yourself in and take full advantage of your college experience.

Andrew
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are spend a good deal of time and energy devoted to their school work, but due to this they can often appear de...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are spend a good deal of time and energy devoted to their school work, but due to this they can often appear depressed and tired.

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

Two things are important when choosing a college. The first is knowing what kind of career a person wants when they graduate. Without this in mind, a quality education will be difficult to attain. The second is visiting the college, getting a good look at the campus, talking to current students and looking at the work load are important to know before attending.

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

The worst part of my school is it's ability to tread down upon the human spirit.

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

It is close to the mountains so there are outside activities. And this was the best school to still be able to study enginee...

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

It is close to the mountains so there are outside activities. And this was the best school to still be able to study engineering and be able to play a varsity sport, because the teachers have to accomodate for us because it is a small school and they have to be able to help for the athletes.

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

The students need to stay in the dorms freshman year, there is so much to learn and there is a lot ofgrowing up that first year. Also realize where you want to live, that can really effect how much you like the school, certain people hate the humidity and temperature of Texas and some hate the cold of Colorado, so be aware. Also if you want to play a varsity sport look early to keep your options open so you also have more. If you cannot afford the college you want because it is out of state of private look at what you will have to do to pay for it because it is important to get a good education and most likely you will be there for 4 years so you want it to be a place that will be enjoyable.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There is a TON of school work. Considering the amount of credit earned for some classes the amount of course work is way too much. Especially the labs, considering they are only 1 to 1.5 credit hours the amount of work is whay too much.

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

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