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Campus & Student Life at Colorado School of Mines

Home to about 5,200 undergraduates in 2020, Mines is a public school located in Golden, Colorado. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Mines offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Mines can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Mines Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Mines Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at Mines. For more information on policies and accommodations that the school provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Mines Disability Services.

Mines for the Military

While not a "service academy", Mines does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Mines Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Mines for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Colorado School of Mines

Mines offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Colorado School of Mines

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Colorado School of Mines

There were 5,200 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,918 (94.6%). Part-time attendance was 282 (5.4%).


Colorado School of Mines is Ranked #840 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Mines is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Mines #840 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Colorado School of Mines

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Mines by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Mines Diversity Guide.

Colorado School of Mines Competes in the NCAA

Mines has a total of 622 student athletes, 440 men and 182 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$4,712,824
Total Expenses (all teams)$4,712,824

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Colorado School of Mines Athletics

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