Top Reasons Why CU Boulder Should Be Your First Choice for Graduate Education
As one of the nation's premier comprehensive research universities, CU-Boulder receives consistently high rankings among its peers. It is also one of only 34 public U.S. research universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
Choose between 100 highly regarded graduate and professional programs—including 30 specialty programs ranked in the top 50, and five 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.
A long, rich tradition of innovative research:
Work and study with the best. CU Boulder faculty has included five Nobel laureates, four recipients of the National Medal of Science, 18 Guggenheim Fellows, 8 MacArthur Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 23 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, and 79 members of the national academies of arts and sciences, education, engineering, and sciences.
Graduate ready for your next step by taking advantage of CU Boulder's many teaching and professional development opportunities.
In an environment where there is a rapidly increasing desire for interdisciplinary and professional skills, receiving multiple master's degrees in complementary fields, or concurrent bachelor's and master's degrees, can be a real asset.
Prepare for the right work environment for you by considering all of your options. CU Boulder has unique relationships with a number of industry partners and federal labs as well as academic institutions. In a Fall 2005 survey, 85 percent of graduate students indicated that their expected position was directly related to their respective graduate degrees.
Connect with real-world peers: over 5,000 graduate students, including more than 600 U.S. students of color and 850 international students.
In addition to the many student organizations on campus, the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) provides a graduate student voice in decision-making and pursues issues specifically of interest to graduate students.
Help produce new knowledge while honing your skills. With consistently over $350 million in sponsored research awards each year, CU Boulder faculty and graduate students are able to conduct world-class research together, with access to state-of-the-art equipment.