Whether your goal is to develop expertise in a select discipline or gain a global perspective, our programs at this university will help you achieve it. A national public research university boasting 150 academic programs across nine colleges and schools, CU-Boulder is known for its hands-on opportunities and challenging coursework that prepares students like you for success in a globalized world. The university lies in the heart of the scenic city of Boulder, which sits 5,430 feet above sea level at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Boulder enjoys 300+ days of sunshine annually and moderate weather. In sum, if your goal is also to explore 300 miles of bikeways and 43,000 acres of open space abroad, this is the university for an outdoor enthusiast like you.
About the University
University of Colorado, Boulder
Since 1876, University of Colorado, Boulder (CU Boulder) has been about changing the world and rising above. For the whole CU Boulder community, the sky is the limit. Determination rings through its corridors; boundary pushing sits in its lecture halls. It has a spirit unlike any other and the courage to be “free of preconceptions.”
In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, scenic Boulder gets 300-plus days for sunshine a year and moderate weather, making it an ideal city for outdoor enthusiasts, calling you to walk, hike, and bike through its 300 miles of trails and 45,000 acres of open space.
Learn more at University of Colorado, Boulder's official website.
SAF's Student Promise
“You find yourself thinking in new and challenging ways; it can be exhausting. Celebrate your everyday achievements, no matter how mundane. Find things you enjoy about the culture and celebrate your independence.”Rebecca Yan, Past SAF Student
A Day at UC Boulder
How would you spend one day at UC Boulder?
A team of CU Boulder videographers documented a single day in the life of a public research university - and here it is. Get a behind-the-scenes look at student life, academics, clubs and sports, research and the arts. This is UC Boulder.
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