Good to Know

The Colorado School of Mines is a public research university in Golden, Colorado, founded in 1874. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, and mathematics, with a focus on energy and the environment.

Majors in Demand:​

  • Business

  • Mathematics

  • Statistics

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Physical Sciences

  • Computer Science

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics

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Rankings

(National Universities)

(QS World Ranking - Mineral and Mining)

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Location

Suburban setting in Golden, Colorado 

Enrollment

5,216

Acceptance Rate

55%

Personal Statement

Required

Application Method(s)

CGPA

3.0

SAT / ACT

Optional

English Proficiency

79

Reading - 20   Writing - 17

Listening - 21    Speaking - 21

TOEFL iBT

6.5

IELTS

105

DET

CSM operate on a rolling admissions basis, so CMS will review applications until incoming class is full. However, please pay close attention to the following deadlines:

Fees

$54,520

Deadlines

October 15

Spring

Total

June 1

 $39,800/$14,720

Fall

Tuition / Living

Representative

Mr. Brandon Samter

Director of International Student and Scholar Services

bsamter@mines.edu

Scholarship

Admissions Criteria

Preferred Criteria

 

  • Completion of Calculus I, II and III

  • Completion of Chemistry I and II (with labs), dependent on major

  • Completion of Calculus-based Physics I and II (with labs), dependent on major

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0)

Minimum Criteria

 

  • Completion of trigonometry and enrollment in Calculus I or higher

  • Enrolled in and/or completion of Chemistry with lab and/or Physics I with lab

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (out of 4.0)

updated: March 2022