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Impressions Of
Colorado School of Mines

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Colorado School of Mines

To Attend

  • “If you like working in teams or want more experience in that area, a lot of your classes are working with other people. That also helps a lot with career opportunities because they want you to have team experience. Even if it’s not a class where they force you to work on a team, people usually end up working in teams to get things done.”
  • “Mines does a really good job of connecting you with your peers because you all have to take the same classes. A lot of people on campus take the same classes, so it’s easy to relate to others even if you don’t have a lot in common with them.”
  • “It’s hard but really rewarding.”
  • “The professors care about students. I’ve yet to meet a professor who was not more than willing to work with students and do whatever they could to help people be successful. If you need help and are willing to reach out, there are plenty of resources so you’re never really alone.”
  • “It’s really well-known, especially in Colorado. You’re going to get a job when you get out of school, which is a really good thing to know.” [For 2018-19, 95% of students had jobs after graduation.]

To Not Attend

  • “I’d be sure you want to do something STEM-related before you attend Mines, because after the first semester we had quite a few people transfer schools just because they found out they weren’t interested in STEM.” [Mines has a 92% first-year to sophomore retention rate.]
  • “It’s hard and takes a lot of perseverance and willingness to struggle through things because you will struggle no matter how smart you are.”
  • “If you’re looking for a party school, then I wouldn’t come here just because there definitely isn’t a lot of that.”
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September 22, 2020

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