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Colorado School of Mines Overview

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.

What Is Colorado School of Mines Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$45,662 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Mines is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Mines.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Mines makes roughly $95,887 a year. This is 135% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is 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 Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mines?

57% Acceptance Rate
38% Of Accepted Are Women
53% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 57%, Mines does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 62% of accepted students are men and 38% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 53%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 53% 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 650 and 720. Math scores were between 660 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 650 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 660 to 750 )
Mines received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 28 to 33 )
ACT Composite Scores for Colorado School of Mines  ( 29 to 33 )

Can I Afford Colorado School of Mines?

$45,662 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mines is $45,662. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mines, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $10,009 a year. That adds up to $40,036 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mines is 0.5%. 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

5,200 Full-Time Undergraduates
32% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,487 undergraduate students at Mines, with 5,200 being full-time and 287 being part-time.


There are also 1,700 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,200 full-time undergraduates at Mines, 68% are male and 32% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 262
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 620
White 3,585
International Students 226
Other Races/Ethnicities 457

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

236 Took All Classes Online
919 Took At Least One Class Online
216.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 919 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.


Online Growth Rankings of Mines

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Colorado School of Mines was 216.6%. This is the #264 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mines regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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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