University of Colorado Boulder
World University Rankings 2014-15
Seven astronauts have been students, researchers or faculty members at this university, which opened in 1876. Its current intake of about 29,000 students are offered 150 academic programmes in nine colleges and schools. With the nickname" Buffaloes", students and ex-students alike form an online community, Forever Buffs Network, which embraces more than 250,000 people.