Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado (2)
Colorado School of Mines (also referred to as "Mines") is a small public teaching and research university devoted to engineering and applied science, with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's natural resources. Located in Golden, Colorado, United States, CSM was ranked 29th in America among national public universities in 2011, tying the University of Iowa. Undergraduate admissions at Mines is fairly selective, with an admissions rate of 46% for the 2011-2012 school year.
The Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public state university in Colorado. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program that is geared toward responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources and is considered by many to be the "world's foremost college of mineral engineering".