Planetary Sciences
@ The University of Colorado


The lifestyle here in Boulder

The CU campus from high above, taken while climbing The Flatirons

While graduate school is usually thought of as a period of several years confined to a basement lab or in front of a computer, this is definitely not the case at CU. Graduate students enjoy living in Boulder, and have no shortage of work and play. The weather is exceptional, with over 300 sunny days per year, and a surprisingly mild climate. The Rocky Mountains are situated right next door to the CU-Boulder campus, affording superb skiing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, and cycling opportunities. The city of Boulder has numerous bike paths, hiking trails, and excellent public transportation. A combination college town, mountain town, and tourist town, Boulder has ample cultural events, an outdoor pedestrian mall, and many microbreweries and restaurants. If the events in Boulder are not enough, Denver is only 30 minutes away



Just a few of the gorgeous sights you may see and adventures you might have here in Colorado.

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