Rankings

We submit institutional data on behalf of the University to college guides and ranking agencies throughout the year. The Office of the Provost determines which rankings we will pursue in accordance with the University's strategic goals.

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Institutional Rankings by Type

  • UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

    U.S. News & World Report

    • #93 in best national universities (2022)
    • #24 in study abroad (2021)
    • #63 in best value schools (2022)
    • #47 in best online Bachelor's programs (2022)
    • #51 in best online Bachelor's programs in business (2022)
    • #61 in best undergraduate teaching (2021)
    • #84 in best business programs (2022)
    • #162 in best undergraduate engineering programs (2022)
    • #191 in undergraduate computer science programs (2022)

    Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE)

    • #119 in best colleges (2021)

    Princeton Review

    • Named in the Princeton Review list of Best Value Colleges (2021)

    Forbes

    • #28 in best colleges in the West (2019)
    • #74 in research universities (2019)

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance

    • #59 for best value in private universities (2018)

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    • #56 among undergraduate business programs in the nation (2016)
    • #12 among undergraduate business programs for academic quality (2014)
    • #40 among undergraduate business programs in private universities (2014)
  • GRADUATE PROGRAMS

    U.S. News & World Report

    Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

    • #50 among best graduate programs in clinical psychology (2021)
    • #97 among best graduate programs in psychology (2023)
    • #99 among best graduate programs in English (2022)
    • #112 among best graduate programs in physics (2023)
    • #124 among best graduate programs in fine arts (2021)
    • #150 among best graduate programs in chemistry (2023)
    • #155 among best graduate programs in mathematics (2023)
    • #158 among best graduate programs in biological sciences (2023)

    Daniels College of Business

    • #71 among best graduate business schools (2023)
    • #69 among best online MBA programs (2022)
    • #70 among best online graduate business programs (2020)
    • #75 among best part-time MBA programs (Professional MBA) (2023)

    Graduate School of Social Work

    • #11 among best graduate programs in social work (2023)

    Josef Korbel School of International Studies

    • #94 among best graduate programs in public affairs (2020)

    Morgridge College of Education

    • #100 among best graduate programs in education (2023)
    • #18 among best graduate programs in secondary teacher education (2021)
    • #24 among best graduate programs in educational administration and supervision (2023)
    • #35 among best graduate programs in library & information studies (2022)
    • #162 among best online Master's in education programs (2022)

    Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

    • #146 among best graduate engineering schools (2023)
    • #86 among best graduate programs in industrial / manufacturing / systems engineering (2023)
    • #105 among best graduate programs in materials engineering (2023)
    • #113 among best graduate programs in computer engineering (2023)
    • #146 among best graduate programs in computer science (2023)
    • #151 among best graduate programs in electrical / electronic / communications engineering (2023)
    • #153 among best graduate programs in mechanical engineering (2023)

    Sturm College of Law

    • #78 among best law schools (2023)
    • #6 among legal writing programs in law (2023)
    • #8 among clinical training programs (2023)
    • #10 among trial advocacy programs in law (2023)
    • #16 among part-time law programs (2023)
    • #21 among environmental law programs (2023)
    • #22 among dispute resolution programs in law (2023)
    • #46 among criminal law programs (2023)
    • #47 among international law programs (2023)
    • #61 among constitutional law programs (2023)
    • #62 among tax law programs (2023)
    • #64 among contracts/commercial law programs (2023)
    • #66 among intellectual property programs in law (2023)
    • #69 among business/corporate law programs (2023)
    • #85 among health care law programs (2023)

    University College

    • #47 among best online Master's in computer information technology programs (2022)

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    • #54 among best part-time MBA programs in the nation (2015)
    • #91 among best graduate business schools (2018)

    Foreign Policy

    • #14 among top Master's programs for policy career in international relations (2018)

    Social Work Guide

    • #13 among best online Master's programs in social work (2018)
  • VETERANS AND MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS

    U.S. News & World Report

    • #53 in best colleges for veterans (2022)
    • #50 among best online MBA programs for veterans (2022)

    Military Times

    • Named in the Military Times list of Best for Vets Colleges (2021)
    • #41 in best colleges for veterans in the central region (2021)
    • #85 in best private colleges for veterans (2021)
  • SUSTAINABILITY

    Princeton Review

    • #3 for most popular study abroad program (2021)
    • #4 for best college library (2021)
    • #14 for college city gets high marks (2021)
    • #15 for best athletic facilities (2021)
    • Named in the Guide to Green Colleges (2018)

    Others

    • Silver rating for sustainability by AASHE STARS (2016)
    • A- on the College Sustainability Report Card (2011)
  • INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
    • #2 for undergraduate participation in study abroad (2021)
    • #4 among graduate schools producing Peace Corps volunteers (2019)
  • VOTING ENGAGEMENT

    ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

    • Gold Seal for excellence in student voter engagement (70-80%) (2021)

    Colorado Campus Voting Challenge

    • Most Improved Voter Turnout - 4-Year Award (2021)