Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder

—one of only 36 U.S. public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU). Here at CU Boulder, we’re all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge.

As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, our goal is to inspire all members of our community to reach their full potential through an extraordinary range of globally recognized academic, research and service opportunities. We take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives.

This guide will help you get to know our campus, culture, history, achievements and community—including information about the city of Boulder and the surrounding area. Thank you for visiting the University of Colorado Boulder. We hope you enjoy your stay!