Top 10 Reasons to Attend CU

Innovative research

A long, rich tradition of innovative research:

• Nearly 100 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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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?

Where the Jobs Are

"In the world that looms before us, a bachelor's degree alone will no longer suffice, and more jobs than ever will require both advanced degrees and advanced credentials.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one-sixth of the fastest growing occupations for 2006-2016 require a master's or doctoral degree." -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 at on campus to 101. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a researcher can receive 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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