Top 10 Reasons to Attend CU

Intellectual partnerships between faculty and students

Help produce new knowledge while honing your skills. With $280 million in sponsored research awards for fiscal year 2008, CU-Boulder faculty and graduate students are able to conduct world-class research together, with access to state-of-the-art equipment.

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Top-notch professors, a friendly atmosphere, and absolutely stunning surroundings are just a few factors that made my decision to attend CU easy. Boulder and the nearby mountains have been great outlets for my many active pastimes and have allowed me to stay centered and balanced during the difficult times in my studies. Denver itself attracts some of my favorite bands. — Brock Mosovsky
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To test our new wireless protocols, my group in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (ITP) mounts radios in small unmanned planes and flies them at a range north of Boulder. Our hope is that these protocols will help people stay connected during disasters. I am also the Director of ITP. I enjoy the challenge of leading a major unit on campus while maintaining a research program. — Timothy Brown
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Why Graduate Education?

Personal Satisfaction

Ultimately, many people choose to pursue graduate education because they love a particular subject and have a strong desire to grapple with its complexities and explore its fine nuances. Graduate studies often begin at the threshold of the unknown about any given subject. Students undertake one of the biggest adventures of their lives in learning beyond what is known and then imparting that knowledge to others. This is the point where learning becomes creative, and it can be immensely satisfying.

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The Graduate School serves the community of graduate students, faculty, and staff at CU-Boulder, one of the nation's premier comprehensive research universities. We offer guidance on a wide array of academic, social, and financial issues, and can assist in navigating the often complex world of graduate education.

Serving as an umbrella organization since 1892, the Graduate School currently oversees 100 graduate and professional programs. We work to guarantee a standard of quality and cohesion across all disciplines, ensuring the continuing integrity and value of a CU-Boulder graduate degree. The Graduate School also helps make possible the many connections between the campus and outside constituencies, in the state, the nation, and the world.

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New Record set for NSF Fellows at CU-Boulder

26 new students from CU-Boulder were awarded NSF Fellows this year, bringing the total of NSF fellows on campus to 101. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a researcher can recieve in the United States. CU-Boulder is currently in the top 20 universities enrolling NSF Fellows. NSF Fellow students at CU-Boulder come from a variety of different departments, such as Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, and Organic Chemistry.

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