About Anschutz Medical Campus

Hailed for its top-of-the-line medical center, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) is globally recognized for its comprehensive research, teaching and clinical programs in medicine, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and nursing.

The medical campus is the largest academic-based health care provider in the Rocky Mountains, at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine and health care. Its two nationally ranked hospitals see more than 2 million patients each year.

The campus services more than 4,500 students, in more than 40 highly rated degree programs across six schools and colleges, supported by $692 million in research awards in fiscal year 2022 – creating an overall economic impact to the state of Colorado of $8.5 billion. The innovative nature of the campus is responsible for over 1,300 patent applications and 53 new companies that stemmed from campus research since 2002.

Living in Aurora

CU's Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, just nine miles east of downtown Denver. Aurora is Colorado’s 3rd largest city, and this thriving city routinely ranks highly among cities its size. Recognized as one of the best communities for young people, Aurora offers reasonable rent and an extensive public transportation system. There’s also plenty of cultural and outdoor activities to explore on the weekends.