To be considered for the University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL), you must be an incoming first-year student who has been admitted to the University of Colorado Denver as a full-time undergraduate student. The Fall 2021 application will be available December 2020. Early applications are encouraged.
The CU Denver University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL) is our university-wide undergraduate honors program, offering both a traditional academic honors curriculum and an honors program in leadership studies. UHL offers students an array of opportunities that aren't available to the typical undergraduate and does so within an environment that simultaneously promotes educational excellence, social and intellectual community, teamwork, and individual initiative.
We start accepting applications for the new cohort in December for the following fall. Only 40 incoming first-year students are accepted and we continue accepting applications until the group is filled. Among other standards, qualified applicants are expected to rank in the top ten percent of their high school class.
Academics are just part of what we're all about. Our educational efforts are enhanced by opportunities that go far beyond the academic college experience. You’ll participate in community service, leadership-development activities, and have the chance to study abroad with UHL faculty and fellow students.
We stimulate intellectual curiosity and foster close relationships with fellow students and professors through small class size and a cohort model. All of our students receive a base scholarship of $10,000 and may apply for additional scholarships. They also have exclusive access to the UHL house which is the hub for our activities.
Your honors and leadership experience is guided by faculty and staff dedicated to mentoring, advising, and teaching our students. Our staff is located in the UHL house and is readily available to support and assist. Our faculty members are leaders in their academic field who enjoy the reward of teaching our academically-focused future leaders.