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Fall 2024 Deadline: July 31, 2024

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Fifty degrees and programs that are one-hundred percent online
Fourteen four plus one programs available through the graduate school
Five schools and colleges at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus
The future is bright.

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.

Which path will you take?
Are you a first-year or transfer student?

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.

First-Year Admissions


If you have completed any number of college credits
after graduating from high school or earning a GED,
you are a transfer student.

Transfer Admissions

Are you ready for the challenge?

14,947 Students Strong

  • Average Entering ACT Score: 23.2 Composite
  • Average Entering SAT Score: 554 Math, 559 Verbal
  • Average High School GPA: 3.5

Estimate your cost of attendance.

Tuition and fees are based largely on the classes you take, and which school or college is offering your classes, as well as your resident status.

Your journey starts with the first step.
1. Start Planning

Complete the online application.

2. Apply Online
Include all requested information and complete all the steps.

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.

How to Apply for First-Year Admission

How to Apply for Transfer Admission

The things you'll do.

Make connections.

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!

The places you'll see.

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 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.

And the friends you'll make along the way.

CU Denver is the most diverse research university in Colorado.

  • 49% of first-year students are first-generation
  • 42% of the total student body are students of color
  • 8% of students are either active-duty military personnel or veterans
  • 7% of CU Denver Lynx are international students
  • 48 states and Washington D.C. represented

100,000+ Alumni Network

  • 71% remain in Colorado
  • Alumni include who’s who of business leaders, elected officials,
    nonprofit and education

Meet with a First-Year Admissions Counselor

Connect with a Transfer Admissions Counselor

Welcome home.

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.

You worked hard to get here.
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