University of Colorado Denver


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Colorado


CU Denver students are engaged in more than 80 degree programs including bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctorates. Each are recognized nationally for producing leaders in business, industry and government. You will find a commitment to research that benefits the Denver community and impacts the lives of people around the world everyday. All of this takes place in one of the most exciting and breathtaking settings in the world. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the CU Denver downtown campus serves as the intellectual and technological centerpiece of one of America's most flourishing cities.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 21903
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 3722

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

Box 167 PO Box 173364
Denver Colorado 80202


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Main Phone: 303-556-2704

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Admissions Contact:
Lynn Hoffman
Transfer Services Coordinator, Office of Admissions

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International Admissions Contact:
George Kacenga
Associate Director, International Admissions

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum cumulative college grade point average required of transfer applicants for general admission consideration is 2.40.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C- or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution: 60 semester credit hours. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution: 90 semester credit hours.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required for students with fewer than 13 completed semester credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation may be submitted, but are not required.

Essay(s) required:
Essays may be submitted, but are not required.

Application Fee:
$50.00 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Students must be in good standing and able to return to previous institutions. CU Denver may deny admission to applicants whose credentials indicate an inability to assume obligations of performance and behavior deemed essential by the university.

Fall Deadline:
July 22

Spring Deadline:
December 1

Summer Deadline:
May 1

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2831

Transfers Accepted: 2158

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 76%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2011



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General Financial Aid Information:
Students are considered for maximum student loans plus a combination of Federal Pell Grant, College Work Study, and Colorado state grant monies. Scholarship search services assist students with additional funding. Unrestricted WUE participation.

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