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University of Colorado Denver

Denver, Colorado, United States
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the nation’s top public urban research universities. Our impact—on individuals, on Colorado and on the world—is profound, whether we’re conducting game-changing research or helping students learn with purpose. 

Distance Learning Courses

Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

For more than a century, the University of Colorado Denver has brought expertise, knowledge and learning to the heart of the Mile High City.

One of four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system, CU Denver originated in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado Boulder and gained its independence in 1973. ​

Education

We educate more than 14,000 students at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in downtown Denver, and more than 4,000 students in our research and advanced health care programs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. 

On our two campuses, you can choose from more than 140 programs in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional health levels, including some that rank among the nation’s best.

Through our partnerships with business and industry, public schools and local governments, health care clinics and other community outreach programs, we’re an integral part of the Denver metro area and Colorado.

Research

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is a nationally recognized leader in the creation of new knowledge and innovative approaches to improving human health. With sponsored research awards totaling more than $400 million annually, CU Anschutz researchers collaborate with partner and affiliate hospitals, clinics and centers to bring research from the bench to the patient’s bedside.

Career

Are you looking for a change of pace? Do you want a career change but aren't sure what to do? The Career Center can assist you with your career exploration. 

Topics can cover any career related need: choosing a new career, developing a career plan, building a resume, interviewing assistance, job search assistance, graduate school search and applications, building your personal brand, and even LinkedIn profile reviews.

Services

Student services

The CU Denver Division of Student Affairs, led by Raul Cardenas, Jr., is helping students realize their given potential every day. Whether you are applying to the university, enrolling in classes, planning to study oversees or creating your campus experience, the Division of Student Affairs is ready to advocate and support your every step.

Housing services

Whether you want convenience of living minutes away from your classes, the excitement of living in a growing city, or the amenities of an all-inclusive community, Campus Village is the place for you.

Library services

Looking for a comfortable and convenient place to study? Look no farther than the newly renovated Auraria Library. Designed by internationally recognized architect Helmut Jahn, the library won a national Excellence-in-Design award just two years after opening. Today, the LEED-certified library houses 280 million electronic resource records, 140,000 ebooks, 60,000 ejournals and 650,000 print books.

ICT services

CU Anschutz Guest is a lower-security network that does not require credentials to log into. CU Anschutz is a higher-security network that only students, faculty, and staff have access to. To connect, select the CU Anschutz network and, when prompted, enter your university credentials (the same ones you use to log into Canvas and UCD Access).

Medical services

The CARE team was created by the university to address the health and safety needs of students as well as the campus community. The purpose of the team is to assess whether individuals pose a risk to themselves or others and to intervene when necessary, and more generally, to identify and provide assistance to those in need.

Student Life

Campus life

At CU Denver, the Mile High City is our campus. As a Lynx, you’ll live in one of America’s healthiest, fastest-growing and most vibrant cities. In Colorado, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: the bright lights and limitless possibilities of Denver and the pristine vistas and endless adventures that beckon in the Rocky Mountains.

Sports facilities

  • C​limb a “fourteener” during the day and catch a Rockies game in the evening.
  • Go to class in the morning and out for a hike in the afternoon.
  • Soak in the Colorado sunshine, whether you're skiing black diamonds, kayaking class IIIs or cruising the city on your fat-tire.​​​​

Student clubs

Student organizations, clubs, leadership retreats, cultural events, intramurals, films, study groups ... at CU Denver, the list goes on and on. We want students to know they belong—to feel connected and included. With more than 120 recognized student organizations, you are sure to find the group, or multiple groups, that match your interests!

Accreditation

The accreditation of schools and colleges in the U.S. is overseen by several regional accrediting agencies.  Colorado is one of 19 states whose schools and colleges are accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) that consists of two independent accrediting corporations:

  • The Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (K - 12)
  • The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that is responsible for degree granting organizations of higher education.

Denver, Colorado, United States

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