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University of Colorado at Denver: 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]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Colorado System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 171-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10 million. Research spending 2002-03: $7.5 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $7698 per student. Total enrollment: 15,596. Faculty: 916 (455 full-time, 461 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, 117 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 2003 full-time freshmen returned. 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 I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/22. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $3028 full-time, $161 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,656 full-time, $880 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $523 full-time, $249 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 2002-03: $7.1 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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