Top 10 Reasons Why CU-Boulder Should Be Your First Choice for Graduate Education:
CU-Boulder is transforming research and graduate education for the 21st century.
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.
Highly regarded programs of study
Choose between 100 highly regarded graduate and professional programs—including 19 specialty programs ranked in the top 50, and four 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:
• 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
• Produce groundbreaking research
• Address critical issues facing our world
Work and study with the best. CU-Boulder faculty includes five Nobel laureates, four recipients of the National Medal of Science, 17 Guggenheim Fellows in the past 15 years, over 20 recent MacArthur, Packard, and Fulbright Fellows, and over 50 members of the national academies of arts and sciences, education, engineering, and sciences.
Education beyond the basics
• One of the finest Graduate Teacher Programs in the nation
• Numerous interdisciplinary and professional certificate programs
Graduate ready for your next step by taking advantage of CU-Boulder's many teaching and professional development opportunities.
Versatile degree options
• Dual master's degrees
• Concurrent bachelor's/master's degrees
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.
Track record of successful job placement in academia, industry, and government
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.
Talented and diverse student body
Connect with real-world peers: nearly 5,000 graduate students, including more than 500 U.S. students of color and 800 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.
Intellectual partnerships between faculty and students
Help produce new knowledge while honing your skills. With $454 million in sponsored research awards for fiscal year 2010, CU-Boulder faculty and graduate students are able to conduct world-class research together, with access to state-of-the-art equipment.