Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university focused on science and engineering, where students and faculty together address the great challenges society faces today—particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Since the founding in 1874, the translation of the school's mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. The School occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education.
Mines produce industry-ready scientists and engineers known for their work ethic, problem-solving ability and teamwork focus. Its graduates are in great demand by companies and government entities around the world and are involved in solving major technical and societal challenges of our times. It offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution, with a size that allows for personal attention. Mines’ renowned faculty creates a challenging and supportive learning environment.
In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, the school is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization.
The Mines campus features beautifully renovated historical architecture, as well as award-winning new state-of-the-art buildings. It is located in Golden, Colorado, only 15 miles west of Denver's downtown business district. The social environment on the campus is fun, informal and friendly, and students are involved in more than 200 clubs and organizations, pursuing interests in music, student government, Greek life and many special interest and professional associations.
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