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University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder

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  • Natural History and Art Museums. Lots of music programs especially in the fall through spring. Symphony plays in Macky Hall. Shakespeare festival in outdoor Mary Rippon Theater is a big draw in the su...  read more »
  • A walking tour of the U of Colorado campus is a must when in Boulder. The architect is magnificent and the layout of the campus is impressive. There is a lot of green space. Stop by the old field hous...  read more »
  • Probably the best institution of higher learning in the state (possible exception is the Air Force Academy). The centerpiece of Boulder and one of the centers of culture and art. Scientific endeavors ...  read more »
  • The campus is beautiful and the CEM graduate program is ranked in the top 15 in the country. The graduate program has a great culture and the professors seem to love their work and are respectful and genuinely concerned about the success of their students. The in state tuition rates are very reasonable for the quality of education received. My family and I have greatly enjoyed our time in the area.
  • Famous for its lack of parking and draconian crackdown on 420 gatherings, the University of Colorado is a perpetual middle top tier denizen in the Playboy rankings, which is more than I can say for its academic ranking. Though there are occasional pockets of excellence, the corporatization of this once noble University has rendered it bland and toothless. Maybe someday they will drop football and get serious about academic excellence, but the tail continues to wag the dog at CU.
  • I think this school is a terrible, terrible place. Bonnie, my friend, went to this school, and absolutely HATED it, all she did was call me day and night complaining, "WAHHHH" she'd say "I hate this school!"
  • This only pertains to a single aspect of disability services: access to a powered cart. Recently, I suffered a collapsed lung which required a chest tube, an unpleasant experience. Exacerbating this via walking can cause a recollapse and thus, another procedure. As I need to finish my final exams, walking to and from class is required. When I tried to contact Wardenberg they sent me to disability services, when I called disability services they sent me to dean of students, when I called the dean of students I was told that there is no available kart for students needing one. The representative stated that she too has been upset for a while that such a service does not exist for students in need. Gardeners have karts, and I have seen non-gardener karts on campus which I presume belong to sports related departments on campus, so why can't this university buy a single kart for disability services? Not only that, but despite demand from students AND CU Boulder representatives, no one is willing to make a change.
  • I spent eight years after my undergraduate degree being an elementary art teacher and hating it, but slowly working on my paintings so I could apply to graduate school. During my interview for CU, I was asked questions about my paintings I had never heard before, questions I couldn’t answer. As hard as it was having the rug pulled out beneath me, the interview felt strangely cathartic, I knew CU was where I wanted to study so I could one day answer those questions I couldn’t at my interview. I believed graduate school would help me find a deeper understanding of the world, my own art and a place that would give me the skills to start my art career. I have no idea if going to graduate school was a good idea. Graduate school has been the most humbling experience of my life. It didn’t turn out the way I thought it would. Now that I’m about to graduate, I feel I finally have the skills to apply to graduate school. After a particularly bad day at school I was reminded of the movie Gaslight, about a woman whose husband makes her believe she was crazy when she saw a gaslight becoming dim. When people asked me what graduate school was like, I would say, “Gas Lighting”. I often felt as though I was going crazy but there is something crazy about making art. I truly believe humans need other humans to grow and those who resist change get stuck. It seems the students that embrace humility get the most out of their time at school or perhaps that’s just what I want to believe. I forget all too often to do what makes me happy and make art that was important to me. When asked what I learned in graduate school I say “I learned where the bar is in the art world”. Meaning what makes art spectacular enough to be special. I have the ability to see the bar now, but have no idea how to get near it.
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