Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Colorado, over a mile high, is a spectacular small city often cited as one of the best places to live in the United States—population 105,000.
Boulder is world renowned for achievements in the sciences and is at the pinnacle of the Sports Medicine community. A variety of visual and performing arts such as a resident symphony and outdoor Shakespeare Festival have helped Boulder become a center for culture as well as a haven for sports enthusiasts. In addition, Boulder has a diversified, and vibrant economy based on “clean industries” and has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Colorado.
Over 300 sunny days a year (more than San Diego or Miami!) make it one of the most enjoyable climates in the country. With an average annual snowfall of 83 inches, the climate changes in Boulder are pleasant, and major ski slopes are within an easy driving distance.
The Boulder, Colorado campus—as well as the Santa Fe, New Mexico campus—have made Southwest Acupuncture College one of the most popular locations to study alternative medicine in the nation.
Boulder, Colorado Campus
6630 Gunpark Dr. Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301
Directions to the Boulder Campus
From Denver, take U.S. 36 to Boulder. Take the Foothills Parkway exit and continue through Boulder. It becomes the Diagonal Highway, 119, which takes you past the light at Jay Road. Take the next right at 63rd Street. Take the first left on Lookout Road and go 0.5 miles on Lookout. Turn right on Gunpark Drive East. The campus is located in a small office park cul de sac two blocks up on the left-hand side of the road.
Student Services and Housing
The student services provided by Southwest Acupuncture College are designed with the intent of supporting the whole person and hence the ultimate mission of the school. Low cost acupuncture treatments are extended to students both for health maintenance and instructional purposes. A student representative system provides the mechanism by which a student voice in the creation of the college community is realized. Annual school convocations such as Chinese New Year and the annual school vendor fair and graduation ceremonies are important mechanisms for celebration, enjoyment, relaxation, and balance in the students’ schedule. Personal academic and ﬁnancial counseling is an automatic part of school operations.
There are no residential accommodations for students at the college. Students ﬁnd housing in a variety of situations including shared living, apartment rentals and home purchases. Students should plan to secure housing before entry into the program. A list of telephone numbers for temporary housing and newspaper subscription can be obtained from the college by request to facilitate the housing search.
Boulder Housing Information
The Colorado Daily Classifieds
Blue Spruce Apartments
Off-Campus Housing Office at CU (postings for roommates)
HotPads Boulder, CO
Zillow Boulder, CO
Finding Employment in Boulder
Boulder Community Network's List of Boulder Employment Sites
The Boulder Daily Camera's Employment Classifieds
The Colorado Daily Classifieds
Boulder Chamber of Commerce (check out the NationJob link)
State of Colorado Department of Labor
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