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University of Colorado Boulder
Official seal of the University of Colorado
Former name
University of Colorado (1876–1965)
MottoΛαμψάτω τὸ φῶς ὑμῶν (Greek)
Motto in English
"Let your light shine"[1]
TypePublic research university
EstablishedMarch 14, 1876; 147 years ago (March 14, 1876)
Parent institution
University of Colorado
AccreditationHLC
Academic affiliations
  • AAU
  • ORAU
  • UArctic
  • URA
  • Space-grant
Endowment$2.13 billion (system-wide) (2021)[2]
ChancellorPhil DiStefano
PresidentTodd Saliman
ProvostRussell Moore
Academic staff
3,547[3]
Students37,153 (fall 2023)[4]
Undergraduates30,707 (fall 2023)[5]
Postgraduates6,446 (fall 2023)[6]
Location
Boulder
,
Colorado
,
United States

40°00′26″N 105°16′04″W / 40.0073°N 105.2678°W / 40.0073; -105.2678
CampusMidsize city[7], 786 acres (3.18 km2)
ColorsSilver, black, and gold[8]
     
NicknameBuffaloes
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I FBS
  • Pac-12 (through June 30, 2024)
  • Big 12
Mascot
  • Ralphie (bison)
  • Chip (costume)
Websitewww.colorado.edu Edit this at Wikidata

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder,[9] CU, or Colorado) is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state, it is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system. CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity.[10]

The university consists of nine colleges and schools and offers over 150 academic programs, enrolling more than 35,000 students as of January 2022.[11] In 2021, the university attracted the support of over $634 million for research and spent $536 million on research and development according to the National Science Foundation, ranking it 50th in the nation.[12][13]

The Colorado Buffaloes compete in 17 varsity sports and are members of the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference. The Buffaloes have won 28 national championships: 20 in skiing, seven total in men's and women's cross country, and one in football. The university has produced 10 Olympic medalists. Alumni, faculty, and affiliates include 5 Nobel Prize laureates, 10 Pulitzer Prize winners, 11 MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipients, 1 Turing Award laureate, 20 astronauts and 2 associate justice of the United States Supreme Court have been affiliated with CU Boulder as alumni, researchers, or faculty.[14][15][16][17][18]

  1. ^ "Let Your Light Shine". University of Colorado Boulder Arts and Sciences Magazine. July 5, 2017. Archived from the original on October 8, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  2. ^ As of June 30, 2020. "U.S. and Canadian 2021 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2021 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY20 to FY21 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Archived from the original on February 20, 2022. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  3. ^ University of Colorado Faculty and Staff, Fall 2020, archived from the original on June 20, 2021, retrieved October 20, 2021
  4. ^ "Overall Enrollment Profile Fall 2023" (PDF). University of Colorado Boulder. 2023.
  5. ^ "Undergraduate Profile Fall 2023" (PDF). University of Colorado Boulder. 2023.
  6. ^ "Graduate Student Profile Fall 2023" (PDF). University of Colorado Boulder. 2023.
  7. ^ "University of Colorado Boulder". Archived from the original on November 7, 2021. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  8. ^ University of Colorado at Boulder NIL Brand Guidelines (PDF). January 28, 2022. Retrieved July 28, 2023.
  9. ^ "Campus, College & School Names". University of Colorado Boulder. May 11, 2017. Archived from the original on February 15, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Institution Lookup". carnegieclassifications.iu.edu. Center for Postsecondary Education. Archived from the original on July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "Academics". University of Colorado Boulder. September 21, 2020. Archived from the original on January 10, 2022. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  12. ^ "Table 20. Higher education R&D expenditures, ranked by FY 2018 R&D expenditures: FYs 2009–18". ncsesdata.nsf.gov. National Science Foundation. Archived from the original on September 30, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  13. ^ "Annual Report | Office of Contracts and Grants | University of Colorado Boulder". Archived from the original on March 5, 2022. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  14. ^ "Infographic: CU and the Nobel Prize" (PDF). Coloradan. No. Spring 2019. March 22, 2019. p. 36. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 15, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  15. ^ "Fellows Location at Award — MacArthur Foundation". www.macfound.org. Archived from the original on February 3, 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  16. ^ "CU in Space". Alumni Association. March 14, 2017. Archived from the original on January 24, 2021. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  17. ^ "Byron R. White". Oyez. March 29, 2023. Archived from the original on March 21, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  18. ^ Ferren, John (March 8, 2006). Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge. United Kingdom: University of North Carolina Press. p. 40. ISBN 9780807876619.

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