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Colorado School of Mines is a public institution situated in Golden, Colorado. Golden is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

102 Undergraduate Degrees
27 Graduate Degrees
$45,926 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
56% Acceptance Rate

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Colorado School of Mines Rankings

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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mines.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#79 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mines has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#65 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#268 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Colorado School of Mines?

Location of Colorado School of Mines

Contact details for Mines are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3000

How Do I Get Into Mines?

You can apply to Mines online at:

Admission Requirements for Mines

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mines?

56% Acceptance Rate
33% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Mines is 56%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 67% of accepted students are men and 33% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to Mines submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 710. Math scores were between 670 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 640 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 670 to 740 )
Mines received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 33. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 28 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 27 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 28 to 33 )
ACT Composite Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 28 to 32 )

Can I Afford Colorado School of Mines?

$45,926 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mines is $45,926. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Mines, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,896 a year. That adds up to $31,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mines is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,930 Full-Time Undergraduates
31% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,156 undergraduate students at Mines, with 4,930 being full-time and 226 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mines

There are also 1,472 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,930 full-time undergraduates at Mines, 69% are male and 31% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mines

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colorado School of Mines students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mines Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 230
Black or African American 45
Hispanic or Latino 512
White 3,440
International Students 289
Other Races/Ethnicities 414

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Colorado School of Mines. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 79 countries are represented at Mines. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Colorado School of Mines

29 Took All Classes Online
128 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 128 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mines has changed over the last few years.


Colorado School of Mines Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 102 26 1 129
TOTAL 102 26 1 129


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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