I am deciding between Utah and Colorado. I am a Utah resident but I am leaning towards CU for a change of scenery. I wasnt able to make it to admitted students day. What are your overall impressions of CU? Is the vibe laid back? how expensive is housing in Boulder? thx
To get an idea of housing in Boulder, which is more expensive than in Utah:http://denver.craigslist.org/apa/
Yes, the vibe is indeed laid back and friendly. I really liked the town, but I think I already said that. The schools are really close enough in ranking so that shouldn't be an issue, but you will have that first year of paying non-resident tuition at CU. I really like Reyes Aguilar, and I know really happy Utah alums, so I can't say anything bad about Utah at all. In fact, I know of nothing bad about it. For a long time it was my first choice, but we ended up choosing Boulder for lifestyle reasons.