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I fell in love with Denver. It feels very homey but also with big city excitement. When I came to visit through the Denver Bound program, the professors took the time to get to know me and make me feel welcome. That was very special.”
- Ivanna Buchynsky, Class of 2016
CU Denver felt comfortable, like home. When I met people on campus, we had a lot in common, but I also love the diversity, because I can learn from different cultures. Also, it’s exciting to be in a big city with more opportunities for jobs than in my own state.”
- Alyssa Estrada, Class of 2017

Discover CU Denver​

College is an important decision. I
t’s why you’re thinking of attending CU Denver, Colorado’s public urban research university.​

Denver is a thriving metropolis and one of the nation’s strongest economies. At CU Denver, the city is our classroom and our industry-leading internship opportunities provide students with real-world experience while our career development programs help secure professional employment after graduation.​

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, our campus delivers city life to your doorstep and puts the Rocky Mountains in your backyard. At CU Denver, adventure waits around every corner. What will you discover? 


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

Summer term 2018
Application deadline: May 15, 2018

Fall term 2018
Application deadline: August 1, 2018

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Admission requirements

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Residents of western states

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

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Alternative credits

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

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Application process

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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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