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Academic Resources


State of the art facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus further the growth and​ development of the University’s stature & recognition in the international research community.


Honors Programs

The University Honors and Leadership program (UHL) is a university-wide undergraduate honors program, offering both a traditional academic honors curriculum and honors-level leadership studies.



ESL Academy

This ESL Academy prepares you in not only English language fluency, it also supports your complete success as a University of Colorado Denver student.



“The ESL (English as a Second Language) Academy at the University of Colorado Denver was a good place to start my international studies. This kind of academy fills the language gaps to international students into American universities.”

-- Hussain Al Karaiji, BS, Marketing and Communications​

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Learn more about Academics

​​From honors to advocacy, the University of Colorado Denver has a number of programs that support students in achieving their educational goals. We understand that earning an education abroad is a major decision. CU​ Denver offers many academic resources that benefit international students after their arrival on campus.

Why choose the University of Colorado Denver?

  • CU denver is an R1 research university ranked in the top 5% of institutions in the US
  • ​150 study programs in 13 schools and colleges representing a broad range of disciplines at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degree levels. 
  • Courses are offered online, on a full- or part-time basis, and during the days, evenings and weekends.
  • Internationally recognized faculty for expertise in their field
  • 57 STEM OPT-OPT eligible programs
  • Small class sizes and optimal student to faculty ratio

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