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About the Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. CSM has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program that is geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, CSM is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, CSM occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education.

The Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating students and professionals in the applied sciences, engineering, and associated fields relating to

  • the discovery and recovery of the Earth's resources
  • their conversion to materials and energy
  • their utilization in advanced processes and products
  • the economic and social systems necessary to ensure their prudent and provident use in a sustainable global society.

This mission is achieved by the creation, integration and exchange of knowledge in engineering, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, business, and their union, to create processes and products to enhance the quality of life of the world’s inhabitants. The Colorado School of Mines is consequently committed to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the global community by promoting stewardship of the Earth upon which all life and development depend.


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