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Urban Diversity Enriches Our Programs ​and Your Perspective 

There is no substitute for experience and no shortage of opportunities to gain experience at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs. Here, criminal justice and public affairs students don’t just learn about policies and practices that are impacting our world: they experience them first hand.

Our diverse student body, faculty and staff make us one of the most culturally inclusive schools on campus, allowing our students to interact with people who reflect their own identity and with others who broaden their horizons. It is by bringing all these different points of view together that we achieve the truest expression of our democracy. 

  • More than one-third of our students are students of color, making the School of Public Affairs one of the most diverse schools at the University of Colorado Denver. 

  • CU Denver students are from all 50 states and 67 countries. This diversity promotes cross-cultural fluency and provides valuable context for decisions that impact public policy. 
  • Denver is a thriving urban environment where our faculty and students are able to work on crucial issues that affect the entire nation, such as education reform, fracking, legalized marijuana, urban sustainability and water policy. 

In addition, many members of our faculty are first-generation college graduates. These professors have organized with students to create a first-generation student network on campus.

More information is available under the links in the left navigation. If you have additional questions, please email​ or call 303.315.2228​ | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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