The University of Colorado Boulder is a public, 4-year school located in Boulder, CO. The school was founded in 1876, 5 months before the state of Colorado was admitted to the Union. The 780 acre campus features “Tuscan Vernacular Revival” architecture, unique among campus buildings. The style blends traditional materials with modern design for a distinct appearance. The campus boasts multiple large quads and open spaces – rare for an urban location – and tree-lined paths. The campus abuts the Boulder Creek with its trails and park-like atmosphere. Among many notable alumni are big band composer Glenn Miller, Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert and Olympic gold medalist Bill Toomey.