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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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?

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.

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