About University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Founded in 1912, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. is a Public college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 14,622 full time undergraduate students, and 9,338 full time graduate students.

The University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 969 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate60%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range960-1190
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at UCD are considered Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

79% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    80 Students rated on-campus housing 2.9 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    84 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    113 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    124 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    125 Students rated class size 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    124 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    125 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    125 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus?

64 Students rated University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Cj - 01/19/2020

I have only been enrolled for one semester so far and am getting ready to venture into my second. I enjoy the people and the campus, however, I have had certain issues with academics. I appreciate the work ethic that the CU Denver environment emphasizes, but I do not appreciate the classroom culture. I have found teachers to be unhelpful and often refer questions, and further help, only to their teachers aid. This is not to disregard the two teachers I was fortunate to have that provided tremendous support, especially my English teacher in particular. I do take into account my English teachers capability of being more present was due to the classes smaller scale. This does not however absolve the teachers who had mid-size classes that chose to ignore the reason why they are teachers and present within the class. I also cannot, unfortunately, disregard the fact many other facilities that are meant to be approachable for help are often more of a hassle. The staff seems to be often annoyed by the need for further assistance in such categories such as, financial aid and academic advising. This outcome makes sense because of the mass amount of people approaching them within a day. In fact, my mother on her first time dealing with my academic advisor commented on his coldness and disinterest after we had exited his office. I hope this review does not discourage anyone from the valuable education that CU Denver can provide, but do take these warnings into account.

Nicole - 01/09/2020

I think it's a great school! Sure there's always going to be some professor you don't get along with but that's every school. Academic wise, there's a very well built biology program. However, the one drawback is the campus is mostly commuter based and it's hard to really connect with people outside of class. However! There are first-year experiences that put you in small groups of 15 with others in the same degree program and its a great way to network and build a safe place/ group of people you get along with. Moreover, there's also the wellness center where you can join workout groups for free (it comes in your intuition) and that's also a great way to find people to connect with. Also,the wellness center offers outings in accordance with certain outdoor activities. For example, they have a rock climbing trip almost every month as well as hiking trips. Also working on campus can help meet people you can get along with and it's also a great addition to your resume. Finally, I feel pretty safe on campus despite it being downtown. For example, there was a drunk driver who had stolen a car and had crashed, within a few seconds of crashing the car and the driver was surrounded by the police. Speaking of which, the campus has its own police department which has served the area before the campus was made. However, if you are a commuter the closer you get to union station the more interesting things get... to put it kindly. While I have not heard of any of the homeless harassing anyone at union station, I have gotten cat called on numerous occasions and even trailed once... So just stay alert as you would anywhere else.

Suman - 12/15/2019

University of Colorado Denver/ Anschutz Medical Campus is an outstanding school that seeks accomplishment in every way. Whether it is in medical, arts, engineer, etc. It is a place where a student not only spends 4-6 years of them life, but it's a place where a student can call it home, and dedicate those years on the field they were looking forward to.

Dylan - 10/16/2019

The school and location are beautiful. When I visited the school I instantly fell in love with how it was structured. I am really excited to go to school if I get accepted. I will gladly return to CU Denver whenever I get the chance. I also love how the school is in the heart of Denver, a city with life and a lot to do. There are sports always going on, and there is an amusement park right by the school that I think many of the students go to.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is 60%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and talk to my high school senior self, I'd try to mentally prepare myself for the challenges ahead. I would give myself the advice to sign up for as many clubs or outside activities as I could. I never realized how big college could be when you don't know anyone there. I, sadly, wasn't able to afford to live in a dorm, therefore I haven't had the chance to get close to my peers. Therefore, I'd advise my younger self to begin signing up for clubs in order to meet new people and make some friends. I would also advise myself to start putting aside a food budget now because I certainly had no idea how going out to eat would add up! I had never had to worry about my own expenses before I started college and I wish it was something I would have taken into consdieration. Other than that, I would like to mentally prepare myself for the workload to come; I'd had homework before, but never like this! I think with this advise, I would've been better prepared for college.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the faculty the best thing about my school. Most of the professors that I have had in my first year of college have been really great! They seem to really care about the students and if we understand the material that is being taught to us.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    It is hard to describe my classmates because we have a very diverse campus. Many of my classmates are from overseas or are of ethnic minorities. I think that our diversity is one of the greatest strengths of the Denver campus. Most of the students are very hard working and very focused on their career goals. Also, many of the students work either part time or full time while they are attending school. I think this fact causes the majority of the students to take their classes very seriously. We understand the value of the money we spend on tuition.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person attending this school should be friendly and eager to learn. However, they should not be concerned about their grades per say, but more about the experiance of being in college and being in the heart of Denver. They should also get connected with their fellow students as well as get connected with the city life around them because that's half the experiance. Between the hustle and bustle of Denver and the college itself, anyone thinking of attending this school should be prepared for hard work and stress but know how to deal with that stress.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    University of Colorado at Denver, is a great place to learn, and full of diversity.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is there are three campuses at one location. THe buildings are sometimes shared and sometimes the school will allow other schools to filll the roll also. This is bad because the CC and the State College pay less then us for tuition. So we fill that we are getting the short end of the stick. On the other hand with the three schools there is so much diversity and people. It is its own community and the area is awsome.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    There were three schools on campus, so much diversity, in the middle of downtown denver

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The University of Colorado College of Nursing has one of the top ranked nursing programs in the nation. The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is also nationally ranked and is a magnet hospital, which is considered the Nobel Peace Prize for hospitals. In addition, since it is a state school, the tuition is much less than the other top ranked school in the area, Regis University.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The type of person who shouldn't attend this school includes an individual who is lazy and unwilling to work hard in order to create a great future.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The lack of food variety.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I am not really sure. I transferred to the Denver campus of University of Colorado and was only there for a year.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to this school I would of liked to have known the tuition costs of some of their Fine Art majors in advance, specifically their Digital Animation Program throughout a four year span. By knowing this I would have planned on looking at other more affordable majors that suit my interests before deciding on the Digital Animation major.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I think the stereotype is that of an inner city, less than scholastically capable individual. This is not at all true. Our student population is brilliant and diverse, from all backgrounds and social groups. Our school is welcoming and accepting with an awesome community orientation.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Attending UCD is quite a unique college experience. It does not have a traditional campus, but is built to be part of the city of Denver as opposed to its' own entity. It also doesn't quite run like a traditional college as many things are unconventional compared to other universities. I love this fact about UCD, however many administrative needs such as registration are a hassle and left for the student to figure out for themselves as communication between the school and student about such things can be lacking at best. UCD in whole is pretty unknown even with the great medical, science, and music program (I am a Recording Arts Major). Being so, it is nice because there is no massive amount of prestige from the school but you gain the same education as anywhere else without all of the pointless smugness of "I go to ________ (insert college here)".

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Though I have had 1 lecture class last semester and 1 this semester with around 90 total students, most my classes are relatively small and most my teachers know me by name and also remember me from my first semester. My major is Recording Arts, and UCD has amazing music recording studios with lots of access available to students. I currently have 9 classes (17 credit hours) and had 9 classes last semester as well. One of the nicer things is UCD offers classes for the college of arts and media students in the liberal arts that aren't as rigorous as other classes so it allows me to focus on what I want to learn and gain a higher education in all other subjects without getting killed by them.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    My favorite thing about UCD is the close location to Downtown Denver. Denver has a lot of local venues for music, clubs, restaurants, and shops within walking distance and I often find myself wandering the streets of Denver. There are no huge fraternities or sororities here, which in my personal view I like because I feel that the college experience is one closer to being a part of life after college instead of a continuation of high school. There are not a ton of school sponsored events, though President Obama came for a speech recently that was a huge event that all students and faculty were eligible for free tickets too.

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  18. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    We have just started our sports program with our Club hockey team. Other teams are in the works and there are lots of intramural sports.

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  19. What are your classes like?

    My classes rock. I'm challenged on a regular basis but the work is well worth it!

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    There is a lot in Denver, and all of it is located pretty close to Denver. When you are off-campus, you can visit the Pepsi Center which home to the Nuggets and Avalanche sports teams. There are also concerts and events there. If you walk right across the street, there is the Buell Theatre, where many Broadway musicals and plays are performed. This area is also home to the Denver Center of Performing Arts. Nearby, there is also Six Flags, Elitch Gardens with roller coasters. If you continue down the street past the dorms, Mile High Stadium where the Broncos play is right there. There are a lot of places off campus that are easily recognizable. There are also several fantastic local diners across the street. The most popular study spot is The Market, a sandwich shop that also sells local honey, spices, meat, cakes, and coffee. There are a lot of things to see and do even when you are off campus.

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  21. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to attend the University of Colorado Denver because of the location and diversity, but also because I looked into the academics and liked the courses they had to offer. My first priority was academics, so I searched for a college that not only had the major I was interested in and a separate medical campus. After that, I decided that I would still like to live in Colorado, being a native to this state. I love skiing, and I wanted a school that was in the city and easy to navigate but also close to the mountains. There is also so much diversity at the University of Colorado Denver, that it was difficult to pass up the opportunity to expand my horizons.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

73% of students attending University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 38% were awarded federal grants. While 39% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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