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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The Anthropology department at CU Boulder is fantastic, and I came here to work with its excellent professors and graduate students, as well as be part of a major research university. I conducted fieldwork in Bangalore, India in the summer of 2009, where I interviewed Indian nurses and their families. — Rachel Fleming
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I am Associate Professor and Chair of the graduate program in sociology. The graduate students are the best part of my career at CU! My research focuses on the role of animals in society. My book on animals in disasters, titled Filling the Ark, came out in May 2009. The natural beauty made me fall in love with this area. I never tire of looking at the mountains or seeing hawks and bald eagles. — Leslie Irvine
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Why Graduate Education?

Ensuring Our Quality of Life

Graduate education is a key factor in countering the decline of America's competitiveness in the global marketplace. It fosters the capacity to discover, create, and market new products, services, and knowledge.

"Only by providing leading-edge human capital and knowledge capital can America continue to maintain a high standard of living—including providing national security—for its citizens. -Norman Augustine, lead author for the National Academy of Sciences

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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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