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#125, overall score 45.17/100

Fun Fact:

The school’s mascot, a live bison named Ralphie, can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Boulder, Colo.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 27,846
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 2,000
  • Jewish population share: 7%
  • Student origin: 58% in-state / 42% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The CU Independent
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Buffaloes
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Mamabird / Kali

COST & AID Score: 3.33/15

  • Score: 3.33/15
  • In-state tuition: $11,531
  • Out-of-state tuition: $35,079
  • Room & board costs: $13,590
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $10,767
  • Average loan debt: $27,680
  • Starting median salary: $53,400

ACADEMICS Score: 3.33/20

  • Score: 3.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Median SAT range: 1150-1345
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: Minor

ISRAEL Score: 14/20

SAFETY Score: 8.67/11

  • Score: 8.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 2.59/1,000 students (medium-low)
  • City crime rate: 32.36/1,000 people (medium-low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 15.83/34

  • Score: 15.83/34
  • Hillel: Hillel of Colorado
  • Chabad: Rohr Chabad Center at University of Colorado
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Matt Stone
  • Kosher food details: In the main campus cafeteria, there is a kosher station that is under the supervision of Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm of Chabad at CU. It is open for lunch and dinner during the week.

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