01 September 2011

University of Colorado – Accredited Excellence in Multiple Spheres

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Boulder is one of the most populous cities of Colorado State in the USA. This city is nestled in the Boulder Valley at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Boulder is known for its imposing Flatirons, the striking rock formations of sedimentary rocks towering above its skyline. For hikers and rock climbers there is no better place than Boulder to flaunt their skills. For the city offers an extensive recreational space teeming with nature, rocky terrains and greenery.

One of the two Buddhist inspired universities in the USA, the Naropa University is also located in the same city. It is a private university based on American liberal arts and was established by a Tibetan Buddhist mentor in 1974. Among the prominent names of the Colorado State’s tertiary education is the University of Colorado System, the biggest in the state. And its main and flagship campus stands tall in the city of Boulder. The successors of University of Colorado are in Colorado Springs, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus.

Since its outset in the late 1870s, the University of Colorado at Boulder has contributed in many fields including research, medical care and technological development. The university is also accredited as one of the prestigious public campuses affiliated to the Association of American Universities.

The best place to learn the history and milestones of the University of Colorado is its Heritage Center housed within the Old Main. It is the oldest building in the campus featuring Italian Rural architecture, with textured exterior walls and multi-tiered roofs aslant. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is a comprehensive museum to learn about natural history of the region. It is ideal for those who are interested in or majoring subjects like palaeontology, entomology, anthropology, botany and zoology.

The University of Colorado is complemented with an extensive library, auditorium, recreation centre, outdoor theatre and art galleries among other facilities. It conducts various higher educational programs encompassing graduate, undergraduate and professional studies. And that includes distant learning courses as well. The campus covers a wide spectrum of disciplines such as business, science, engineering, arts, law, music, education and many more.

University of Colorado in Boulder is also renowned for its all round excellence spanning multiple spheres from academics to research to performing arts and sports. In fact the university takes pride in producing over a dozen astronauts, seven MacArthur Fellows also known as Genius Awards over and above six Nobel laureates.

Travellers in Boulder, Colorado have the privilege of visiting this prestigious University of Colorado through its visiting programs and tours. One of its programs lets you become a student for a day and gain a glimpse into their ethos and values. Other programs include a walking tour across the campus, information sessions besides a visit to their College of Engineering and see the infrastructures first hand. You also get the opportunity to talk to the faculty, students and authorities during these tours and sessions.

Whether you are a discerning parent, a student or a one with a curious mind, a tour in the University of Colorado in Boulder will definitely be an invaluable experience. Right next to this campus rests an elegant hotel in Boulder known as the Millennium Harvest House Boulder. It is a great place to capture wonderful vistas of the Rocky Mountain and Boulder Creek Path complemented with the hotel’s own gardens and pavilions. At this cosy Boulder hotel you can also engage in exhilarating activities like skiing, fly-fishing, hiking and biking.