CU Denver graduates earn more.
(10 years after graduation)
CU Denver: (BA/BS) $61,107 vs. CO 4-Year Institutions: $56,413
CU Denver: (MA/MS) $75,153 vs. CO 4-Year Institutions: $68,646
CU Denver: (EdD/PhD) $110,499 vs. CO 4-Year Institutions: $94,515
100+ Degrees and Programs
Top undergraduate majors include architecture, biology, fine arts, music and psychology.
Top graduate disciplines include business administration, public administration, education and human development, counseling, and information systems.
If you have no college credit or your only college
coursework was taken while enrolled in high school
(prior to graduation), you are a first-year student.
If you have completed any number of college credits
after graduating from high school or earning a GED,
you are a transfer student.
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3. Send Official Documents
Send your official documents with your transcript.
4. File your FAFSA
The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA.
Want to enhance your college experience? Students who participate in activities tell us they’re more successful, get better grades, feel a greater sense of belonging, and are more likely to graduate.
Discover new passions.
Try something new. You can join more than 100 student organizations at CU Denver or create your own. Meet people, network, grow as a leader, improve your time management skills, and just have fun.
Make wellness a priority.
Your wellness is our priority at CU Denver. It’s not just fitness, the pool, rock climbing, or club sports. Our 7 Dimensions of Wellness support your body and your mind. And, wait till you see our wellness center!
One visit. That's all it takes.
Our education corridor takes you straight into the heart of Denver with all of the professional opportunities that await. This is the urban campus you’re looking for with the Colorado Rocky Mountains right in our backyard.
Adventure is calling.
This is Colorado. You want to get out there and we have the experiences you’re looking for. Outdoor Adventures include hiking, biking, paddle boarding, even week-long excursions, and everything in between.
Grab your passport.
Take time the to expand your world, make international connections, and discover the benefits of global education. You can study abroad or do an international internship and apply those credits toward your degree.
CU Denver is the most diverse research university in Colorado.
100,000+ Alumni Network
Live where you learn.
We call our residence hall Lynx Crossing and it puts you in perfect position to get the most from your academic and social life, and explore all that the City of Denver has to offer.
We've got your six.
Successful transitions for our veteran and military students are a priority. Need a tutor, professional career mentor, or a community you can count on? Veteran & Military Student Services has your back
You are welcome here.
International students make up 7% of our student population. You enrich our community and overcome unique challenges. We welcome you to CU Denver and we’re here for you.