University of Colorado at Boulder, founded in 1876, is a public research university with over 26,000 undergraduate students. It is located in Boulder, Colorado, with the Rockies as its backdrop. Its students can take part in over 300 clubs and student organizations, get involved in community outreach or the great outdoors. The Colorado Buffalos versus Colorado State at Mile High is one of the most exciting games of the year; bringing out the tailgates! Students can commute within the city limits via CU NightRide shuttles, dine at its amazing local restaurants & microbreweries or window shop at Peach Street Mall. They can visit Rocky Mountain National Park and hike & ski to their heart’s content. Its proximity to Denver also means every CU Boulder student has been to at least one Red Rock concert! Notable CU Boulder alumni include Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Film Festival and Kalpana Chawla, American-Indian astronaut. CU Boulder is a great place to learn and explore at different altitudes.