About CU

Students on Summer day


We shape tomorrow’s leaders by recognizing and engaging graduates who consistently demonstrate CU Boulder values and apply intellectual curiosity, rigor and collaboration to creatively address complex issues and opportunities.

3 U.S. SUPREME COURT justices 5 NOBEL PRIZE winners 5 National Medal of Science WINNERS
9 MacArthur  ‘genius grant’ fellows 30+ faculty and alumni with  Grammy nominations 62 Fulbright fellows  since 2006


We serve as a nexus for innovation by facilitating collaboration and the sharing of diverse perspectives among universities, industry, laboratories and communities to elucidate and address complex issues and opportunities.

First  Division 1 zero-waste  stadium and athletic program 10 student lab SPACEs in our  one-of-a-kind ATLAS design and technology program 363 LICENSE and OPTION AGREEMENTS granted to businesses in the past 6 years from CU BOULDER DISCOVERIES
140 companies formed based on CU  Boulder technologies since 1990 $3.6 billionin capital raised by 109 CU BOULDER STARTUPS Top 12 university for National Science Foundation research funding


We broaden and expand research, scholarship and creative work, and articulate our positive impact on humanity. We collaborate to produce graduates who apply their CU Boulder experience to make meaningful contributions to society.

370,000+ COLORADANS in 52 counties benefit  from about 200 public service programs provided by faculty, staff and students 5th all time for graduates  serving as Peace Corps volunteers 6,000+ CU BOULDER students  serve each year through Volunteer Resource Center programs
92,000+ COLORADO STUDENTS in grades 3–12 have seen our Shakespeare and Violence Prevention performance since 2011 $1.9 billion economic impact  on the state from 2014 to 2019  No. 16 GREENEST college in the country  (Best College Reviews, 2021)