University of Colorado Boulder

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The University of Colorado Boulder (short CU Boulder ) is a state university founded in 1876 in Boulder in the US state of Colorado . With more than 28,000 students, it is the premier location of the University of Colorado system . The university is a member of the Association of American Universities and is one of the best state universities, a so-called Public Ivy . The Economist magazine rated CU Boulder in January 2004 as the eleventh best public university and the 31st best university in the world. The university is the namesake for the Colorado Glacier in Antarctica.

The campus of the CU Boulder


Alternative logo of the Colorado Buffaloes

The sports teams of the CU Boulder compete under the name Colorado Buffaloes in the Pacific-12 Conference . In addition to the college football team , the CU maintains bouldering teams in the following sports:

CU Boulder maintains over 30 other sports teams (so-called Collegiate Sports Clubs) that are not active under the name Colorado Buffaloes, e.g. B. cycling , water polo , lacrosse , field hockey , swimming , equestrian sports or fly fishing . Some of these teams play at the highest national level.

The football team plays its home games at Folsom Stadium . The Coors Events Center is home to basketball teams as well as women's volleyball.

Research institutes

  • Alliance for Technology, Learning, & Society (ATLAS)
  • Biofrontiers Institute
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
  • Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG)
  • Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
  • Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS)
  • Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS)
  • JILA
  • Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics (LASP)
  • Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)
  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History


The Faculty of Chemistry
Mackey Auditorium - Colorado


Nobel Prize Winner



Science and technology

Art, film and literature





Web links

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Coordinates: 40 ° 0 ′ 26 ″  N , 105 ° 16 ′ 1 ″  W.