Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Boulder is the perfect college town- greenspace is nearby, shopping and eats are nearby and there are always local events that you can get involved in if you look for them.For the most part, CU isn't too harsh with its policies... but if you get in trouble, you get in trouble hard.
You can find just about anything you want in Boulder- a lively nightlife on the Hill, a pleasant apartment near the bars, or a cheap house farther away from campus. The process of finding a place can be a little daunting and prices are astronomical (~$800 a month per person in a prime location is 'average') but the city/ people in it make up for it.
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Advice for students:
A lot of the scholarships are made for incoming freshman rather than transfer students. I got a one time transfer scholarship, but I feel gipped because none of the high school work gets me financial aid.