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University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver

Quick Facts

The university by the numbers

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public, coeducational institution on two campuses in the greater metropolitan Denver area.

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Download a fact sheet about CU Denver (PDF).

Download a fact sheet about CU Anschutz (PDF).

Student achievement information.

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Total Enrollment (Fall 2014):

  • 18,270 students
  • 57% undergraduate
  • 43% graduate/professional
  • 76% full time
  • 11% out-of-state residents
  • 7% international students

 Programs: More than 130 study programs in 13 schools and colleges



  • bachelor's
  • master's
  • doctoral
  • first professional

We award more graduate degrees than any other public Colorado institutionnearly one third of all graduate degrees in the state (FY2010-11).

Research Funding: More than $400 million in sponsored research (FY2012-13)



  • 139,131 (as of May 2013)
  • 71% live in Colorado

Denver Campus

Location: Downtown Denver (Speer Boulevard and Larimer Street)

Enrollment (Fall 2014):

  • 14,369 students
  • 9,987 Undergraduate
    • 49% male, 51% female
  • 4,382 graduate
    • 45% male, 55% female

The Denver Campus awards more master's degrees than any other public institution in Colorado (1,725 in FY2012-13).

Diverse Population:

  • 39% of undergraduates are students of color
  • 54% of new freshmen are students of color

Average entering ACT score:

  • 23.0 Composite
  • 23.2 English
  • 22.6 Math

Average entering SAT score:

  • 542 Math
  • 543 Verbal
  • 1,079 Total

Average high school GPA:

  • 3.40

Schools and Colleges:


Most-enrolled Undergraduate Degree Programs: Biology, Business, Music, Psychology

Most-enrolled Graduate Degree Programs:
Masters' of Business Administration, Curriculum and Instruction (Education), Public Administration

Anschutz Medical Campus

Location: Aurora (Peoria Street and Colfax Avenue)

Enrollment (Fall 2014):

  • 3,901 students
  • 466 undergraduate
    • 16% male, 84% female
  • 3,435 graduate and first professional
    • 34% male, 66% female


Diverse Population (Fall 2014):

  • 24% students of color


Schools and Colleges

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center: Offers state-of-the-art research, education and personalized wellness services in one facility.

114 new companies: Resulting from researcher inventions since 1992—ultimately leading to more than $5.6 billion in financing.

Points of Pride

Onlys and Firsts

  • Only architecture school in Colorado and one of the largest in the U.S.
  • Only dental school in Colorado
  • First nurse practitioner and school nurse programs in the U.S. (1965)
  • First liver transplant in the world at the School of Medicine
  • The new J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the CU Denver Business School is the first of its kind to provide comprehensive research and education in commodities such as energy, minerals and agriculture.


From U.S. News & World Report, 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools

School of Medicine

  • Primary care–#5
  • Family medicine–#3
  • Pediatrics–#5
  • Rural medicine–#8

College of Nursing

  • Overall–#15
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner–#5
  • Family nurse practitioner–#16
  • Nurse Midwifery program-#13

School of Public Affairs

  • Overall–#29
  • Environmental policy and management–#10
  • Nonprofit management–#14
  • Public administration–#24

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Overall–#24

Business School

  • Healthcare management–#32

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Biology–#68

School of Education & Human Development

  • Overall–top 100
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