As one of the nation’s top-ranked Tier 1 research institutions, CU Boulder offers forward-thinking graduate programs that produce groundbreaking research, economic opportunity and a positive impact.
Notable Facts & Figures
- 5 Nobel laureates
- 10 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ fellows
- The Graduate School at CU Boulder awards $3.75 million annually to graduate students through university-funded fellowships and grants.
- Top 15 public university for entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
- 850+ visiting international scholars
- 4,200+ academic and research faculty
- 5,700+ graduate students from 100+ countries
- Top 30 in the world in education (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018)
- CU Boulder ranks in the top 10 universities for sustainability.
- 90 research centers
- 12 research institutes
- $511 million in research funding
- Tier 1 research university
- One of only 34 public research universities in the Association of American Universities
- 30+ faculty and alumni with Grammy nominations
- CU boasts 19 alumni astraonauts from the Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Anschutz campuses, and one teaching astronaut at CU Boulder.
- 79 Fulbright fellows since 2006
- 21 Rhodes scholars
- 9 Truman Scholarships
- 27 Goldwater Scholarships
- 7 Udall Scholarships
Note: Information is current as of February 12, 2021.