Colorado School of Mines

WORLD RANK

2012-13
184

Golden, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    48.0
  • Teaching
    24.9
  • International outlook
    51.2
  • Industry income
    66.0
  • Research
    22.5
  • Citations
    94.3

When Mines opened in 1874, geophysical exploration for fossil fuels and minerals was the name of the game. This still plays a major role, but alongside other applied sciences at the frontiers of renewable energy and microfluidic devices. A faculty of 340 oversees 4,500 "Orediggers" on its 373-acre Rocky Mountain foothills campus.