The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, or UCB) is a top ranking public research university located in Boulder, Colorado (USA).

The university has the following Colleges and Schools:
- College of Architecture and Planning
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Leeds School of Business
- College of Engineering and Applied Science
- College of Music
- Graduate School
- School of Education
- School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- School of Law


- Ranked 77th among Tier 1 National Universities in the country (US News & World Report 2010).

- Ranked as one of the top campuses in the nation for sustainability by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. CU-Boulder received an "A-" grade, the highest grade given, on the institute's College Sustainability Report Card 2010.

- The Undergraduate Engineering Programs are placed 34th overall and 19th among public engineering programs nationally (USNWR America's Best Colleges 2010).

- Named top "green" university in the nation in 2009 by Sierra magazine in its September/October edition, moving up from 2nd place in 2008.

- 34th among the best public colleges in the West offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”. Leeds School of Business undergraduate program is tied for 35th nationally among all public and private universities. The College of Engineering and Applied Science is tied for 35th among all public and private universities whose highest degree is a doctorate.

- 13th in the Princeton Review ranking of Top 20 Party Schools (2009).

- It is one of only 19 public institutions ranked as a "Best Buy" in the 2008 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

- 35th among the nation's top 50 public national universities offering doctoral programs (USNWR 2008 America's Best Colleges). Two undergraduate specialty programs are placed in the top 20 among universities offering doctoral programs: business entrepreneurship (16th) and aerospace engineering (16th).

- According to the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 America's Best Graduate Schools issue, the following graduate specialty programs are placed in the top 50 nationally: environmental law (4th), physical chemistry (10th), business entrepreneurship (13th), aerospace engineering (16th), geology (18th), chemical engineering (19th), environmental engineering (21st), civil engineering (24th), mechanical engineering (33rd), computer engineering (37th) and electrical engineering (40th).

- Nine doctoral programs are ranked in the top 10 nationally in a faculty productivity index featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in January 2007. They are geography (2nd), physical oceanography (4th), communication (6th), cognitive science (7th), atmospheric sciences (8th), chemical engineering (8th), biomedical engineering (9th), civil and environmental engineering (9th) and aeronautical and aerospace engineering (10th).

- Placed among the nation’s top 100 values in higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

- The Economist published a survey ranking the University of Colorado at Boulder the 11th best public academic university in the world and the 34th best academic university internationally.

- The Campus as a Work of Art by Thomas Gaines ranks CU-Boulder 4th in a review of the 50 most architecturally successful campuses in the nation.

World University Rankings:

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is rated 186th in 2009, 180th in 2008, and 107th in 2007.

- 46th in the Webometrics ranking of world universities 2009.

- 27th in North & Latin America and 34th in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008).

- 14th in the world for Natural Science & Math, and 48th globally for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (ARWU 2008).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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