Top 10 Reasons to Attend CU

Innovative research

A long, rich tradition of innovative research:

• 93 research institutes and centers, some conducting research for over 60 years

• Initiatives in emerging fields such as renewable energy, biotechnology, space sciences, engineering, and geosciences

• Close working relationships with several federal labs

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Hiking, biking, teaching, discussing philosophy (as in this photograph taken of myself and some fellow graduate students in a radio studio), participating in development committees and hosting regular social events. CU Boulder was at the top of my list. — Michael Zerella
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I have worked in the Department of Classics at CU Boulder since 2005. I am a historian of Latin literature and teach courses on Roman poetry and historiography within the department, as well as general courses in translation on any area of Classical literature to a broad population. I am serving as graduate director for Classics in 2009-10. — Jackie Elliot
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Why Graduate Education?

Contributing to the Public Good

"Graduate education works as a catalyst for many individuals who have initiative, drive, and talent to become successful and contribute to the public good. The challenges facing the United States in the 21st century are complex and daunting. Having a large pool of people with advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities who can solve complex, tough problems is the best way to meet the challenges now and in the future." -- Graduate Education and the Public Good

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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.