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Old 01-25-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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Soon I will visit Colorado from Texas and will try and visit some colleges. I plan on visiting Colorado@Boulder and Fort Lewis. Any other recommendations for schools with nice campuses and good academics?
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:25 AM
 
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It all depends on what type of experience you want, what you want to study, and how much you can pay.

Academically many schools are very good or better including: CU Boulder, CU Denver, CU Colorado Springs, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, U of Denver (private), and Colorado College (private).

Many schools are attractive for specific programs that they offer like U of Northern Colorado - Teaching, Nursing and Music (Jazz), CU Boulder - Aerospace engineering and Architecture, CSU - Veterinary Sciences and Journalism, or CC - Liberal Arts, among others.

Some schools' attraction comes from their location: Ft. Lewis in Durango and Western State in Gunnison.

Many schools are small and offer a more intimate experience: Ft. Lewis, Western State, Adams State, Mesa State, Regis, CC and DU (last 3 are private).

If you articulate what you are looking for, it would be easy to narrow down.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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Just expect to pay through the nose for out-of-state tuition. Colorado higher education is in severe financial distress, and out-of-state tuition hikes are considered a perfectly valid and desirable way to help make up the shortfall.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Just expect to pay through the nose for out-of-state tuition. Colorado higher education is in severe financial distress, and out-of-state tuition hikes are considered a perfectly valid and desirable way to help make up the shortfall.
As usual, jazzlover cuts to the chase. This guy knows Colorado.

BTW, the definition of "pay through the nose" is $28K just for tuition and fees at CU this year for out of state students, $8.5K for in state students.

The state universities in Colorado have become BMW schools: Bring Money With.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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Soon I will visit Colorado from Texas and will try and visit some colleges. I plan on visiting Colorado@Boulder and Fort Lewis. Any other recommendations for schools with nice campuses and good academics?
Privately owned Colorado College in COLO SPGS is worth of your attention. It's in a good walkable area of town, simply beautiful, and academically strong. Some students pay in the ballpark of $40k/year for tuition/boarding.

Depending on what you want to study, the Colo School of Mines, in beautiful Golden, CO, is a highly respected college, not an MIT or Stanford, but certainly worthy of consideration.

Lastly, CSU in Fort Collins is a highly respected institution with a ton of offerings. The town is quite nice and has a walkable downtown area.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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Soon I will visit Colorado from Texas and will try and visit some colleges. I plan on visiting Colorado@Boulder and Fort Lewis. Any other recommendations for schools with nice campuses and good academics?
Why do you want to go to college? If I were you, I'd first do a cost benefit analysis. There are way too many new college grads $100K+ into debt with no job.

Be advised that educational debt is not discharged in bankruptcy.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Privately owned Colorado College in COLO SPGS is worth of your attention. It's in a good walkable area of town, simply beautiful, and academically strong. Some students pay in the ballpark of $40k/year for tuition/boarding.

Depending on what you want to study, the Colo School of Mines, in beautiful Golden, CO, is a highly respected college, not an MIT or Stanford, but certainly worthy of consideration.

Lastly, CSU in Fort Collins is a highly respected institution with a ton of offerings. The town is quite nice and has a walkable downtown area.

Last I checked, the Colorado School of Mines was #1 in a couple disciplines...like mining engineering. It has been awhile since I checked but I'll say this. Engineers are always impressed with a CSM degree...it opens plenty of doors. MIT is a big money school that not everyone can relate to.

Isn't Standford known for other things than engineering? I honestly don't know.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Money is not too much of a concern for my case. I have good grades and hopefully would be eligible for some scholarship money. I'm currently exploring journalism, political science and pre-law.

Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I'll look into the CU system, CC, and CSU. You guys live in an incredible state and are very lucky.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Money is not too much of a concern for my case. I have good grades and hopefully would be eligible for some scholarship money. I'm currently exploring journalism, political science and pre-law.

Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I'll look into the CU system, CC, and CSU. You guys live in an incredible state and are very lucky.
CU is dropping its journalism major. CSU has a very good journalism program. I don't know what CC has.

If you want to get a JD, it doesn't really matter what your major is, though many people get degrees in history and poli sci.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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Money is not too much of a concern for my case. I have good grades and hopefully would be eligible for some scholarship money. I'm currently exploring journalism, political science and pre-law.

Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I'll look into the CU system, CC, and CSU. You guys live in an incredible state and are very lucky.
It seems to me that you are picking the State first and the school second. If you were concerned with the academics, you would already know the differences between the institutions. That is a wrong approach to getting a higher education. You have let your exaggeration and imagination run wild with "incredible" thoughts of living in Colorado.

"...Gee, Golly, I want to live in that AWESOME State..." I see this all the time on this forum..."I want to snowboard and ski..."

Now is the time to think about the best quality education that you can get, at the minimal expense--regardless of location and then, in the future, you worry about finding a place to live thats fits you desires. However, more than likely, you go where the jobs are located!

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