Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains along Colorado's picturesque Front Range, the CU-Boulder campus offers stunning views of the mountains and easy access to hiking, biking, skiing and many other outdoor activities. With 300 days of sunshine a year, Boulder residents enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.
The Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder and the University Hill District are also frequented by students. Both locations offer many types of entertainment including shopping, restaurants, concerts and much more. Boulder is also home to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival which is held on the CU-Boulder campus each summer. Many Boulder citizens also participate in the "Bolder Boulder," a 10K road race which has been a part of the Boulder community for the past 25 years.
Boulder is located only 30 minutes from Denver, the state's largest city, which offers many other forms of entertainment.
Another benefit to students is Boulder's location in one of the nation's fastest growing high-tech regions. CU-Boulder is an integral player in the entrepreneurial environment, and students from the university find jobs and internships in many successful local companies. As an added bonus, several federal laboratories (NOAA, NIST, NCAR) are based in Boulder, creating a dynamic intellectual environment in science, engineering, and technology.