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

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a very fast-paced program where the workload feels overwhelming many times, but the reward pays off very well in the end! The program helps integrate individuals in STEM majors into a more business oriented environment.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program is heavily focused on research. The professors are at the top of their respective fields. The living stipend provided is sufficient but lacks when compared to some larger schools. There is a lot of opportunity for growth and development in the field of study
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program at mines is very competitive, and highly rigorous. Courses are difficult, but high-quality, helpful teachers give deeper understandings of the course material. Career networking at CSM is unparalleled, with bi-annual job fairs giving ample opportunities for post-graduate employment (upwards of 200 companies go to job fair each semester). Technical skills are emphasized, a lot of time is spent learning the computer skills pertinent to my degree.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I am pursuing a Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management. I absolutely love everything about this program. It has taught me a lot about business, which will make me a lot more valuable as a Mechanical Engineer. I also like that this major is very applicable to my everyday life regardless of the career path I take. The professors and faculty are beyond helpful and have been nothing but encouraging and enthusiastic towards my pursuit for a masters in this program!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of Colorado School of Mines would be the size of the classes and the people around you. Small classes induce more quality time with professors and peers. Colorado is a very active state especially outside the city of Denver, many students and citizens in the area are physically active and healthy. Employment rate after graduation is also incredibly high. One of the cons would be the size of the school as well. Although our school is recognized by many petroleum companies, not many industries know of us because of the shear size of the school. Corporate recruitment is also mainly in the petroleum fields. The location of our school is also a con. Being in the center of the nation keeps us distant from many large engineering companies. Being an engineering specific school also brings our student retention rates down; engineering is a difficult field.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The EES program includes a variety of disciplines within it, making it great for many people. I have a more biology-focused background, and even though this is an Engineering program, there is a great deal that is microbiology and chemistry. I think this makes the program a little more flexible-- I can specialize a little better with it.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2012

The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is recognized for its excellence in academia and transforming students into reliable professionals who are knowledgeable in their respective fields. The campus itself is beautiful and the town of Golden is perfect for college because it is small enough that you run into friends at the local pizzeria or while taking a tour of Coors, yet it is near Denver so if you enjoy big-city flair, you are only a half hour light rail ride from bustling downtown. I received my Master of Science degree from CSM and thought that the professors were great scientists who performed profound research. The biggest con was that it felt like some of the professors focused solely on research and not on working on lectures for their students. This is something that was new to me since my undergraduate institution had professors who worked very closely with the students and even taught the laboratory courses.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Certain classes are only offered every other year during one semester which prevents students from taking all the classes they want. The faculty and school is pretty small overall.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

While academically challenging, there leaves little room for a social life. The quality of education is great for such a beautiful location.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

This is one of the most challenging educational endeavors I have ever embarked upon. While a lot of work, it has held me in good stead now and I trust it will continue to in the future.
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