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Highly regarded programs of study

Choose between 100 highly regarded graduate and professional programs—including 19 specialty programs ranked in the top 50, and four in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report. You'll not only be in such a program but will meet other smart, motivated, and innovative people.

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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 enjoy working with graduate students, and I was delighted to receive the Outstanding Graduate Advising Faculty Award. I am an archaeologist and my work focuses on the northern part of the prehistoric American Southwest, especially on the Chaco and post-Chaco eras (A.D. 900-1300). — Catherine Cameron
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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 at on campus to 101. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a reseracher 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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