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Colorado School of Mines
Golden Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

1500 Illinois St., Golden, Colorado, 80401
Category: Attractions
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Colorado School of Mines

Come visit this highly ranked and respected school that is full of history along with opportunity. Established in 1873, the Colorado School of Mines is known and recognized globally for their engineering and applied science programs. With 18 varsity sports teams there are many activities to find on the events calendar around campus or just come explore the campus. Just .3 miles away from Table Mountain Inn, parent's weekend is always an option.



  • Offices: Mon - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Closed: Major Holidays


  • Parents Weekend
  • Engineering Days
  • Corporate Education
  • Technical Conferences
  • Performing Arts Concerts


  • Athletic Events
  • Library Research Resources
  • Lectures
  • Workshops

History of the Mountain Monogram

The Colorado School of Mines is proud to show off one of the country’s oldest mountain monograms. The school’s “M” logo is made from piles of large rocks that are coated with whitewash. The university has a tradition of encouraging freshman to bring a ten pound stone from their home state to take to the top of the hill to whitewash and contribute to the M. At the end of a student’s college career they are encouraged to hike back up Mt. Zion to retrieve a stone from the monogram to signify the taking of knowledge with them for future use in their career.

Colorado School of Mines Rankings

Colorado School of Mines has obtained many awards and accomplishments over the years. The most recent rankings from the “U.S. News & World Reports of 2014” has them currently ranked 40th in the category of Top Public Schools, 57th in the category of Best Engineering Graduate Schools, and 91st in the category of Best National Universities Rankings. The admission process is very difficult to be accepted and enrolled into as well.


  • Is the School of Mines within walking distance of Table Mountain Inn?

    Yes, the hotel is only 0.3 miles away from campus and an easy walk.
  • When is parent’s weekend at the School of Mines?

    Parents weekend is usually the first or second weekend in November. Click here http://www.mines.edu/Parents to see all the family events that you are welcome to participate in!


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