Deciding which college to attend involves many factors, but it’s worth the time and effort to find the best fit for you. With innovative academic courses and student-centered programming, CU Boulder is an excellent choice. If you are in the process of making a decision and considering CU, here are a few things that make us exceptional and unique.
A world-class education
You can be assured that as a Buff, you’ll be getting a world-class education. We offer over 3,900 courses in 150 different fields of study, and we encourage our students to explore their interests by taking courses across academic disciplines and forging their unique educational journey.
Clubs, sports, community and more
College is not just about academics, and CU offers plenty of ways to get involved, meet new friends and find a close-knit community on campus.
Whether you are interested in politics, outdoor activities, artistic expression, social justice, athletic competition or more, there’s a student organization for that. Can’t find a group that matches your interests? Start one of your own! The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is here to support student groups with the resources to plan events, raise funds and grow.
There are also many other ways to get involved outside of student organizations:
- Join intramural or club sports with Recreation Services.
- Give back to your community through the Volunteer Resource Center.
- Lead sustainability efforts through the Environmental Center.
- Find community at the Center for Inclusion & Social Change.
- Join your hall council.
- Attend free campus events.
With so many options, there’s sure to be a place to feel at home!
We care about your well-being
One of our top priorities is to help students succeed in their academic journey at CU Boulder, and we know that your well-being is crucial to your success. From having nutritious and convenient food on campus, to encouraging healthy relationships with peers, to finding mental health support-- we are continuously enhancing our services so you can do your best academically.
Health and Wellness Services offers a range of services on campus to support CU Boulder students' holistic health and wellness. Between recreation services, medical care, counseling, nutrition, advocacy services and more, Health and Wellness Services is here to keep you healthy so you can succeed at CU and beyond.
Eating well is our passion
Healthy eating is easy at CU with award-winning dining options and nutritional support services. CU provides a wide variety of selections and options that can accommodate almost anyone, including those with food allergies and vegetarian, kosher and halal diets. When you’re not sure what is healthy, our dietitians can map out a personalized plan for you.
As part of our mission to lead the way in sustainability, we have a 3,000 square foot greenhouse at the Village Center. Using aeroponic towers to grow fresh produce, CU will have one of the only university greenhouses in the country attached to a dining center - giving you a true farm-to-table experience!
We want you to find your calling
College is a time to push your boundaries, explore different interests and build a variety of skills to serve you well into the future. We take that to heart and provide many opportunities so you can not only pursue a degree, but also find your calling in life. One place you can do this is at the CU Startup Hub. This makerspace comes with virtual reality equipment, 3D printers, sewing machines and more to create a prototype or test out a new idea and make your dreams a reality.
Career Services is also your one-stop shop for everything related to your future. Whether you are in your first year or final year at CU, there are steps you can take with the College to Career Pathway to get you closer to your future career. You can discover your strengths, explore different career options, find support with preparing resumes, practice for interviews and meet with industry professionals at career events. We firmly believe that if you start here, you can roam anywhere!
We can talk all day about the many different things that make CU Boulder a wonderful place, but the most important part is Buff pride. Becoming a Buff doesn’t just mean you are going to receive a world-class education—it means you are joining a community of smart, dedicated and inspiring individuals that will define your college years and support you throughout the rest of your life.
Becoming a Buff is a huge decision, but we hope this information has made it a little bit easier. If you decide to come to the University of Colorado, welcome to the family! We can’t wait to meet you.
Communication & Marketing Coordinator
Student Affairs Communications
University of Colorado Boulder