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University of Colorado Boulder

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At the University of Colorado Boulder, our students find success through collaboration. Our dynamic and diverse community of scholars and students works together on hands-on, real-world projects that merge experience and academia. As one of the nation’s top-ranked R1 research institutions, CU Boulder offers more than 190 graduate programs across seven colleges and schools.

  • #1 in the world in earth sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2022)
  • Top 3% among world universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2022)
  • Top 5 for startup creation (Association of University Technology Managers, 2023)
  • 5 Nobel laureates and 9 MacArthur 'genius grant' fellows
  • 5,000+ academic and research faculty

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Research and Creative Work

Research at CU Boulder encompasses thousands of scholarly, scientific and creative endeavors at any given time, resulting in new knowledge, technologies and creative work that advance the economy, culture and health of Colorado, the nation and the world.

  • One of only 38 public research universities in the Association of American Universities
  • #1 public university recipient of NASA research
  • Top 3% worldwide for scholarly research citations
  • 12 research institutes and 86 research centers
  • $658 million in research funding
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Boulder, Colorado, USA

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is a leading force in research, technology and innovation. CU Boulder lies in the heart of the city and produces some of the best and brightest in these fields. Our talented faculty, students and alumni are leading the way for the next generation by inspiring inventive, humanitarian and social enterprises around Colorado, the U.S. and the world.

  • Top 5 best place to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)
  • World’s fastest rising tech hub city (Technology Magazine, 2020)
  • 136 new startups formed out of university technologies

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for the fall semester vary by degree program.

Financial Assistance

We offer fellowships, teaching and research assistantships, and training grants to eligible students. To learn more about assistantships and fellowship opportunities, contact the department to which you are applying.

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