University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Boulder (CU BoulderCU, or ) is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado.

It is the flagship university of the University of  , and was founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a .

CU Boulder is a member of the Association of Universities, a selective group of major research universities in , and is classified as an R1 University, meaning that it engages in a very high level of research activity.

According to the National Foundation, the university spent $514 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 50th in the nation.