The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado. The university was founded in 1876, just a few months before Colorado became a state. CU Boulder is the flagship institution of the University of Colorado System and is widely recognized as one of the top public universities in the United States.

CU Boulder‘s history is rich and diverse, with notable milestones including the establishment of its College of Engineering and Applied Science in 1893 and the launch of its first space mission in 1958. The university has also been home to numerous groundbreaking research projects, such as the discovery of the first effective treatment for leprosy and the creation of the first quantum computer.

CU Boulder has a reputation for excellence across a wide range of academic disciplines, particularly in science, engineering, and the humanities. The university consistently ranks among the top public universities in the United States and has produced numerous Nobel laureates, astronauts, and successful entrepreneurs.

In addition to its academic offerings, CU Boulder is also known for its vibrant campus culture and commitment to sustainability. The university is home to a diverse student body and offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and organizations, from athletics and music to clubs focused on social justice and environmental activism.

The University has 66.4% White students, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino students, 5.85% Two or More Races students, 5.75% Asian students, 1.73% Black or African American students, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native students, and 0.0748% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders students.

According to, here is a list of the top 7 home states of CU students. (besides No. 1 Colorado).

Top 7 Home States of CU Students
  1. California.
  2. Illinois.
  3. Texas.
  4. New Jersey.
  5. New York.
  6. Massachusetts.
  7. Pennsylvania.

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