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University of Colorado--Denver is a public institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,674, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 126 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Colorado--Denver's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 189. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,834 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,570 (2011-12).
The main University of Colorado—Denver campus is located in the downtown part of the city, with the Anschutz Medical Campus situated a few miles east in the city of Aurora. Students at CU Denver, as it is known, can choose from about 130 areas of study, including master’s degrees in business, engineering, and education. CU Denver’s many health programs and those offered by the Anschutz Medical Campus are highly ranked, including family medicine, pediatrics, and nursing. Students at CU Denver can benefit from their hard work in class when they visit the Scholarship Resource Office, which helps them track down scholarships, perfect their résumés, and edit essays.
In their free time, CU Denver students can get involved in more than 100 campus organizations, as well as student government, Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), The Advocate student newspaper, and volunteer opportunities. CU Denver students can also check out the outdoor opportunities offered by the Rocky Mountains and the festivals, rodeos, museums, and sports teams of the city of Denver. CU Denver does not offer varsity athletic teams on campus, but students can join intramural sports and “healthy moves” classes such as pilates and yoga.
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With 13 schools and colleges and more than 132 degree programs, the University of Colorado Denver offers a hands-on, real-world education in a vibrant city in the heart of the energetic west.
Health careers begin here, with top-notch undergraduate nursing and biology programs linked with medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing and public health programs on our Anschutz Medical Campus in nearby Aurora. Students also build foundations for careers ranging from the music industry to the energy industry, from teaching to engineering and architecture. Our business programs, located in the heart of downtown Denver, attract up-and-comers and top executives alike, and many of the state's political leaders were trained in our public administration programs. Basic science and applied health research attracts more National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding than any other university in Colorado.
UC Denver attracts students, researchers and faculty who want to make a difference -- today.
Learning and Scholarship
Discovery and Innovation
Health and Care of Mind, Body and Community
Diversity, Respect and Inclusiveness
UC Denver seeks the richness that an increasing diversity of our communities brings to our learning, research and service endeavors. Our common humanity leads us to create an inclusive and respectful ethos characterized by caring, empathy, compassion, nurturing, collegiality and mentoring.
Citizenship and Leadership
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Colorado--Denver, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 22. The application fee at University of Colorado--Denver is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||74.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 22|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Colorado--Denver is 17:1, and the school has 31.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Colorado--Denver include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.
University of Colorado--Denver has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,674, with a gender distribution of 45.8 percent male students and 54.2 percent female students. At this school, 5.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 95.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
University of Colorado--Denver offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Colorado--Denver also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Colorado--Denver.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Colorado--Denver, 58.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,702.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,834 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,570 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$10,090 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data