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CU Boulder

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The Organization and Its Mission


The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is a leading comprehensive graduate public research university and one of only 38 public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of institutions recognized as America’s leading research universities. CU Boulder ranks as the #20 top university granting U.S. patents, the top 50 university for NSF research funding, and the first university to achieve a STARS Gold rating for sustainability. 136 CU Boulder based startups have raised $3.8B. CU Boulder is the number one university for NASA awards and has been a home to or affiliated with 3 U.S. Supreme Court justices, 5 Nobel Prize winners, 5 National Medal of Science winners, 9 MacArthur genius grant fellows, 51 members on the National Academy, 18 Boulder-affiliated astronauts and since 2006, 51 Fulbright fellows.

Our mission is to serve as the state of Colorado’s comprehensive graduate research university with selective admission standards, offering a comprehensive array of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Our vision is to be a leader in identifying and addressing the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of the 21st century.

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Justin Schwartz, Finalist

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President Saliman announced Dr. Justin Schwartz, as the sole finalist for the University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor position. Dr. Schwartz will be visiting CU Boulder April 4-5 to meet with many constituent groups. Dr. Schwartz moved to the final stage of the process after a national search conducted by AGB Search and the review of the applicants by an outstanding search committee made up of campus and community representatives.

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