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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. 

Master's Programmes

Humanities (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



CU Anschutz began with the establishment of the CU School of Medicine in 1883 on the Boulder campus. 

In 2004, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to combine the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with CU Denver. Today, the consolidated University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus includes two of the four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system.


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.


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.


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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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

There are several wireless networks on campus. “Guest” is a lower-security network and “UC Denver” is a higher-security network. All enrolled students have access to the “UCDenver” secure wireless network after your status as an ‘enrolled student’ and your University logon account is claimed. 

Medical services

The Campus Health Center's (CHC) working motto "No Wrong Door" invites anyone who works or studies on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to receive the right type of care at the right time. We accept walk-ins, keep our doors open late, and our board-certified practitioners can handle prescriptions.

Student Life

Campus life

Our students are literally in the real world every day. 

  • CU Denver holds classes on the Auraria Campus and our buildings extend from the campus further into downtown along Lawrence and Larimer streets. We are CU in the city.

  • At the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, students in the health professions learn and practice in state-of-the-art facilities including two brand-new hospitals.

  • Students can also take classes at the University of Colorado’s satellite location CU South Denver in Parker, CO.

Sports facilities

At CU Denver your opportunities to participate in sports and recreation are nearly unlimited. We have more than a dozen teams in our fast-growing club sports program—Go Lynx!


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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