Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1179
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $13,344
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,866
  • University Selectivity
    88%
  • University Yield
    28%
  • Job Offers
    72%
  • Average Salary
    $48,457
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1906
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
995 Regent Drive
419 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0419, United States
Website
405x225

Leeds School of Business

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is central to one of the nation’s entrepreneurial and tech startup corridors. Since 1906 Leeds has produced notable leaders and is one of the ten oldest business schools in the United States. Nearly 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students enroll in accounting, finance, management and marketing programs. Top-tier faculty, talented staff, proud alumni, engaged corporate partners and industry experts serve as catalysts for thought leadership. Graduates enter the global economy as principled leaders who create value to drive innovation.

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About University of Colorado at Boulder

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
88% University of Colorado at Boulder 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
22477% 22,477
88% 88
28% 28
88% School Selectivity
28% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

2013-14: Applicants from some countries should have a minimum average grade on the relevant national grading scale or system. Please see http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/international/admreq/countryspecific for exact requirements.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3441% 3,441
78% 78
29% 29
78% Program Selectivity
29% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

N/A

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Other
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements Students must have a B- or better in micro and macro economics and a B- or better in finite math and calculus
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 94
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

N/A

Careers

Financial Services 22%
Top Industry
  • Other 16%
  • Consulting 7%
  • Petroleum/Energy 6%
Goldman Sachs 13
Top Employer
  • KPMG 8
  • General Motors 7
  • Deloitte 6
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
72% Leeds School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
71% 71
62% 61.623669724770636
71% Receive Offers
70% 70
59% 59.143125000000005
70% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
1% 1
16% 16.014597701149427
1% Receive Offers
2% 2
17% 16.93528925619835
2% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
1% 1
9% 9.170886075949367
1% Receive Offers
1% 1
10% 9.575961538461538
1% Accept Offers
92% Graduates seeking full-time employment
8% Graduates not seeking employment
33% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
10% 10
$61,333.00
42K 75K
Finance/Accounting
41% 41
$52,758.00
23K 90K
General Management
5% 5
$43,167.00
26K 52K
Human Resources
2% 2
$35,667.00
30K 47K
Management Information Systems
8% 8
$53,383.00
38K 60K
Marketing/Sales
11% 11
$37,379.00
16K 65K
Operations/Production
9% 9
$44,458.00
26K 55K
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
14% 14
$39,125.00
22K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
19% 19
$51,854.00
42K 70K
Consumer Products/Retail
7% 7
$41,188.00
22K 55K
Consulting
7% 7
$54,775.00
30K 75K
Financial Services
22% 22
$51,426.00
45K 90K
Government/Education
2% 2
$39,500.00
32K 47K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
$60,000.00
55K 65K
Manufacturing
1% 1
$55,008.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
$36,333.00
23K 60K
Non-Profit
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
6% 6
$56,213.00
43K 65K
Real Estate
3% 3
$33,250.00
30K 36K
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
$25,500.00
16K 35K
Technology/Science
9% 9
$42,037.00
30K 57K
Transportation
2% 2
$63,333.00
55K 80K
Utilities
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Other
16% 16
$45,840.00
21K 75K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
5% 5
$65,600.00
41K 90K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$47,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
$42,500.00
23K 60K
U.S. Southwest
73% 73
$46,907.00
16K 80K
U.S. Midwest
2% 2
$52,000.00
38K 65K
U.S. West
16% 16
$51,025.00
36K 75K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Canada
1% 1
$68,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • KPMG 10
  • Goldman Sachs 7
  • CU Athletic Department 4
  • Northwestern Mutual 4
  • UBS 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 24
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 73
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 316
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,123
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Three career fairs annually, one-on-one career advising, interview preparation and mock interviews, networking events, career panels, professional development, class workshops and mentoring.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$28,989
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $13,344
  • Fees $1,587
  • Expenses $14,058
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$49,449
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $33,804
  • Fees $1,587
  • Expenses $14,058
29% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 33%
  • Merit 67%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.colorado.edu/finaid/
Scholarships
$4,889,854
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$3,310,895
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Leeds School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
137% 126
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
55% 32
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
33 Leeds School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Certificates available in 1. Social Responsibility 2. Entrepreneurial Studies 3. Real Estate 4. Global Business 5. Quantitative Finance 6. Operations & Information Mgmt 7. Business of Sports
More Information
Business Program Classes
21% Less than 20 Students 13% More than 50 Students
66% 21 to 50 students
32 Average number of students in non-business required electives
73 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Becoming a Leader
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intro to Personal Financial Planning
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Boards in Action
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2006
Degrees Offered
  • BS Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
108% 108
44% 44
Prominent Faculty
  • John Lynch, Ted Andersen Professor of Free Enterprise

    Marketing

  • Russell Cropanzano, Chair

    Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Manuel Laguna, Media One Professor of Management Science

    Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study opportunities are available campus-wide and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Leeds students have the opportunity to study abroad in more than 70 countries around the world, including 140 programs with business coursework. Approximately 1,200 CU-Boulder students study on CU-Boulder programs annually. Details can be found on the CU study abroad website: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/. Additionally, Leeds-specific opportunities include our First-Year Global experience, Global Seminars and Global Internships. Visit http://leeds.colorado.edu/global#overview to learn more.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Leeds students have the opportunity to volunteer with over 250 Community Partners, as well as national and international organizations such as Americorps, United Way and the Peace Corps.

Students

21% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 41% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1250 75th Percentile Score on SAT 29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
82% 82
Hispanic
9% 9
Asian American
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
16%
7%
7%
65%
3%
2%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
6% 6
18 Average age of full-time students
85% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
50% 50
67% 67

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 31,507
Alumni Donations
$5,054 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Michael Leeds

    President & Founder, FlightStar, Inc; Former President & CEO of CMP Media, Inc.

  • Jeanne Jackson

    President, Direct to Consumer of Nike, Inc.

  • Jerry McMorris

    Former Owner of Timnath Farms, Inc., Former Vice Chair & General Partner of Rockies Baseball Club