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University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center - Downtown Denver Campus: Narrative Description


PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Tel: (303)556-2400
Admissions: (303)556-3287
Fax: (303)556-2398
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Colorado System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1912. Setting: 171-acre urban campus. Endowment: $11.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $6.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6691 per student. Total enrollment: 15,596. Faculty: 944 (443 full-time, 501 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,778 applied, 70% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 4,823 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 4,080 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 121 other countries, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 4% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 32% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: library science; business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Metropolitan State College, Community College of Denver. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/22. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $3664 full-time, $175 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,634 full-time, $915 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $793 full-time, $681 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 65 open to all. Most popular organizations: Gold Key National Honor Society, Muslim Student Association, Model United Nations (International Forum Club), Psi Chi Honor Society, Associated Engineering Students. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Auraria Blood Drive. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Auraria Library with 588,582 books, 1 million microform titles, 4,364 serials, 15,720 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $6.6 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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