Colorado School of Mines Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(3.91 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 23 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 6,054 (4,605 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 21% part-time, 79% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,352 in-state; $34,828 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

It's a tough school to get into. It's an engineering college that teaches you good work ethic and morals. It's a small school that has a fairly high drop out rate. It's a school with high reputation.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

The faculty and curriculum prepare students for the real world. Problem solving skills are practiced to perfection where students come out ahead of fellow entry level candidates around the country.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I had a great time as a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines. The campus is very nice with modern classrooms and you can't beat the beauty of Golden, CO. It is, by far, my favorite city in all of Colorado- downtown is only a few blocks from the campus, so you can easily walk to many restaurants. 10/10 would recommend...
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

I was honored to be accepted at Colorado School of Mines where I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The majority of the professor's are incredible and very supportive. It is a great school for engineering students as the majority of students enrolled are in an engineering discipline. The campus is smaller than my undergraduate campus but has all the amenities a student would need and much shorter walks from one end of campus to the other. I would highly recommend CSM to any future engineering student.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The courses are challenging but are taught by professors currently involved in research and industry, which ensures relevant topics and education for after graduation.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros of my graduate program is that the education experience is unparalleled and it will prepare me very well for my future. The cons of my graduate program are that they are doing cuts to teaching assistant-ships and research assistant-ships and not many students will be receiving funding from the department.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering. The graduate program is exceptional and the professors are world renown in their respective areas of expertise. Much of the research conducted at the school is state-of-the-art and leading the industry in metallurgy research. At the point of entering the program the professors are less concerned with letter grades and are more concerned about the quality of the student's research. However, some students do little in terms of research and still graduate and I feel like that degrades the quality of the degree slightly. Overall, I think that the Metallurgical Engineering Graduate Program is one of the top materials engineering programs in the country. The quality of the professors and equipment is unsurpassed anywhere in the country.
1.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

Beautiful area. Cheap tuition in-state, but you get what you pay for. No-frills, teachers seem far-stretched with research and teaching responsibilities, and no substantial career advising other than a few caring profs. Economics and Business does not maintain the alumni connections and industry reputation it once must have had. MEE focuses too much on abstract theory and glosses over resources knowledge- no real differentiation from a run-of-the-mill master's but for a couple classes. Best for those wanting to go into academic research or with engineering background.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The MME program at Colorado School of Mines is one of the only programs in the country of its kind. The industry research focused graduate program allows participating companies to collaborate with students to develop cutting edge materials technology for energy-hungry and environmentally focused industries. The extensive industry participation provides CSM with the ability to invest in the top of the line research equipment and faculty, as well as fund research students' education. However, the schools prime location in the highly coveted Golden, CO means high living cost for students studying at CSM.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

With any degree will come a very strong quantitative background.
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