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Top 10 Reasons to Become a CU Engineer

Professor Scot Douglass teaches a class at Andrews Hall

Just what is it that makes the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder a great place to study and live? There are a lot of reasons, whether you're looking for hands-on learning experience, innovative research opportunities, a pedigree of honors for our programs and faculty, or just a beautiful setting in which to explore all of these.

1. We've got the numbers

We offer the top-ranked engineering programs in Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain Region.

2. Real-world projects

We are a leader in hands-on, active learning that gets students out of the classroom and doing real-world engineering from their first semester on campus.

3. More than just classrooms

We offer outstanding research, service, leadership, and international experiences to undergraduate students.

4. We've got your back

We provide extensive academic support and encouragement to help all of our students succeed.

5. Engineering with ethics

We graduate engineers who make a difference and help create a healthier, better world.

6. World-class research

Our students do groundbreaking research in alternative energy, biotechnology, and many other fields.

7. Reaching for the stars

CU-Boulder has graduated 18 NASA astronauts, and two former astronauts teach in our college.

8. A global focus

CU Professor Bernard Amadei founded Engineers Without Borders-USA, now with 300+ chapters nationwide including a very active one here at CU-Boulder.

9. Excellence in teaching

We value excellence in teaching, and three of our faculty have won the highest award for innovation in education from the National Academy of Engineering.

10. Broaden your interests

Our students can participate in a diverse range of programs and activities across the Boulder campus — even a double major in music or the arts.

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