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CU Denver's Schools & Colleges

Colorado's premier research university

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Business School

  • Largest graduate business school in the state.
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools and Business (AACSB) International, which is only granted to 15% of business schools worldwide.

College of Architecture and Planning

  • Only College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) in CO.
  • CAP is currently among the six largest colleges in the U.S. with architecture-related disciplines.

College of Arts and Media

  • First college in Colorado dedicated exclusively to the arts and entertainment.
  • CAM faculty members have received numerous awards (including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, Emmy and Grammy nominations).

College of Engineering and Applied Science

  • An engineering and applied science college closely tied to industry trends and standards.
  • All four undergraduate degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • The largest college on the Downtown Campus, CLAS students account for nearly 60% of all undergraduates at CU Denver.
  • CLAS offers 20 majors, 34 minors, 16 masters degrees, and 3 PhD programs, as well as a host of certificate programs that answer the need for cutting-edge skills and knowledge.
  • Offering foundation degrees that lead to professional careers, many CLAS students go onto medical school, dental school, and law school.

School of Public Affairs

  • Colorado’s only graduate school for public affairs.
  • Ranked by US News & World Report, the school is among the country's top 10 public urban universities offering the MPA.
  • SPA offers the country's only federally funded domestic violence program and PhD concentration in homeland security.

School of Education and Human Development

  • Largest graduate school of education in the state.
  • Consistently ranked by US News & World Report as one of the best education programs in the country, reaching #70 in America's Best Graduate Schools, 2007 edition.

Health Sciences

  • One of the country’s most selective schools of dentistry.
  • Colorado’s only school of medicine.
  • Nursing school ranked among the nation’s top 15%.


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