CU Denver

About CU Denver


The University of Colorado Denver is one of the nation’s top public urban research universities. Its impact—on individuals, on Colorado and on the world—is profound, whether we’re conducting game-changing research or helping students learn with purpose. CU Denver educate more than 14,000 students at its comprehensive downtown campus.

CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with a direct impact of more than $700 million annually. The 2014 opening of the 156,000-square-feet Student Commons building heralds CU Denver’s role as a leading urban public research university. Read more about CU Denver's accomplishments here.

Living in Denver


The University of Colorado Denver is located in the heart of downtown Denver just minutes from the Colorado State Capitol and City Hall, as well as the business and cultural districts. Colorado’s largest city balances all the best urban amenities with easy access to Colorado’s natural wonders. It’s no surprise the Mile High City recently ranked as the No. 1 city where Americans would most like to move, according to the Pew Research Center.

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