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Freshman Admissions

As an art major, I loved going to school in the city. It gave me access to some of the best galleries and museums in Denver.”
- Khoa Nguyen (BA ’17)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Students truly have the opportunity here to make their own journey and to be their own person, and that’s what’s special.”
- Shannon Robinson, student
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major in what matters​

​Your college experience is more than just four years and a piece of paper. You want a rich educational experience that lets you learn, grow and make an impact. You want classes that challenge you, a campus that embraces you, a city that empowers you. And some mountains wouldn't hurt.

That’s why you’re considering Colorado’s only public urban research university.​​​​​

Need help?

Call our Undergraduate Admissions Office at 303-315-2601.


Your application must be in by the deadline to be considered for starting in the terms below.

  • Spring 2020 undergraduate application deadline:
    Dec. 31, 2019
  • Summer 2020 undergraduate application deadline:
    May 31, 2020
  • Fall 2020 undergraduate application deadline:
    July 31, 2020

Already admitted? Complete your enrollment.


Learn more about freshman admissions


Residents of western states

See if you’re eligible for reduced tuition through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).


Alternative credits

Find out if you can earn college credit for your AP and IB classes and other programs.

Alternative credits

Application process

Get more info on applying and what documents we’ll need from you.

How to apply

International students


CU Denver boasts a diverse student body population. With students from more than 65 countries across the globe, our campus's rich multicultural community welcomes all students who wish to learn with purpose.


Nursing students


If you're interested in applying to a nursing program, all programs are offered through the College of Nursing at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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