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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Overview

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a public institution located in Denver, Colorado. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Known For?

2,684 Undergraduate Awards
$39,171 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at CU Anschutz is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CU Anschutz.
  • In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, CU Anschutz bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $56,400 a year. That's about 38% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Rankings

Out of the 40 colleges in Colorado, CU Anschutz is ranked at #8.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CU Anschutz has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#202 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CU Anschutz.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Library & Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Library Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Library & Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Library Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#125 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#172 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CU Anschutz has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#18 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#43 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#75 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#93 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#119 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus?

Location of University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Contact details for CU Anschutz are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400, Denver, CO 80217-3364
Phone: 303-556-5600
Website: www.ucdenver.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCDenver
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cudenver

How Do I Get Into CU Anschutz?

You can apply to CU Anschutz online at: www.ucdenver.edu/admissions/apply/Pages/apply.aspx

Admission Requirements for CU Anschutz

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CU Anschutz?

65% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at CU Anschutz is 65%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to CU Anschutz submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus  ( 540 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus  ( 520 to 640 )
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800
CU Anschutz received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus  ( 20 to 26 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus  ( 21 to 27 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus?

$39,171 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CU Anschutz is $39,171. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CU Anschutz, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $5,806 a year. That adds up to $23,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CU Anschutz is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,857 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,818 undergraduate students at CU Anschutz, with 8,857 being full-time and 6,961 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CU Anschutz

There are also 9,092 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,857 full-time undergraduates at CU Anschutz, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CU Anschutz

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CU Anschutz Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 937
Black or African American 455
Hispanic or Latino 2,191
White 3,812
International Students 873
Other Races/Ethnicities 589

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 83 countries are represented at CU Anschutz. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

2,420 Took All Classes Online
7,343 Took At Least One Class Online
10.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at CU Anschutz. In 2017-2018, 7,343 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CU Anschutz has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of CU Anschutz

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus was 10.0%. This is the #1,334 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CU Anschutz regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of CU Anschutz majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 22%
Communication & Media Studies 22%
Computer & Information Sciences 27%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 10%
Curriculum & Instruction 9%
Educational Administration 49%
Engineering 13%
English Language & Literature 9%
Finance & Financial Management 7%
General Engineering 20%
General Psychology 22%
Health Professions 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 10%
Information Science 41%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 34%
Nursing 9%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 38%
Other Public Administration 78%
Psychology 12%
Public Health 16%
Social Sciences 4%
Sociology 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at CU Anschutz ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at CU Anschutz.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Public Administration #5
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #11
General Engineering #19
Sociology #24
Information Science #29
Writing Studies #37
Communication & Media Studies #51
Public Administration #54
English Language & Literature #57
Human Development & Family Studies #59
Engineering #63
Human Resource Management #69
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #73
Curriculum & Instruction #74
Communication & Journalism #79
General Psychology #88
Social Sciences #101
Public Administration & Social Service #116
Psychology #123
Teacher Education Grade Specific #142
Educational Administration #148
Computer & Information Sciences #197
Criminal Justice & Corrections #209
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #239
Nursing #283
Education #360
Business Administration & Management #440
Health Professions #470

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 435 248 0 683
Nursing 313 157 28 498
Public Health 96 234 5 335
General Biology 221 12 0 233
Economics 174 13 0 187
General Education 40 136 0 176
Medicine 0 0 172 172
General Psychology 158 4 0 162
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 157 157
Architectural Sciences & Technology 89 67 0 156
Communication & Media Studies 150 6 0 156
Curriculum & Instruction 0 128 0 128
Dentistry 0 0 118 118
Public Administration 0 110 5 115
Music 88 11 0 99
Educational Administration 0 35 62 97
Criminal Justice & Corrections 83 13 0 96
Information Science 0 94 0 94
Mechanical Engineering 76 13 0 89
Fine & Studio Arts 82 0 0 82
Mental & Social Health Services 0 79 0 79
Electrical Engineering 48 27 0 75
Political Science & Government 54 20 0 74
Computer Information Systems 42 23 3 68
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 68 68
General English Literature 54 9 0 63
Child Development & Psychology 61 0 0 61
Accounting 0 58 0 58
Mathematics 55 0 0 55
Sociology 47 6 0 53
Civil Engineering 26 17 3 46
Urban & Regional Planning 0 45 0 45
Allied Health Professions 0 45 0 45
Biomedical Engineering 29 10 5 44
Geography & Cartography 35 9 0 44
Library & Information Science 0 38 0 38
International Studies 37 0 0 37
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 27 8 35
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 34 0 34
History 23 10 0 33
Chemistry 23 9 0 32
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 31 0 31
Finance & Financial Management 0 30 0 30
Writing Studies 28 0 0 28
Medical Science 0 20 6 26
General Engineering 0 25 0 25
Anthropology 13 10 0 23
Drama & Theater Arts 20 0 0 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 18 18
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 17 0 17
Landscape Architecture 0 16 0 16
Biotechnology 0 16 0 16
Marketing 0 15 0 15
Philosophy 15 0 0 15
General Social Sciences 0 15 0 15
Human Development & Family Studies 14 0 0 14
Applied Mathematics 0 11 3 14
International Business 0 13 0 13
Taxation 0 13 0 13
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13 0 0 13
Other Health Professions 0 12 0 12
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 0 12
Physics 12 0 0 12
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 11 11
Human Resource Management 0 11 0 11
Ethnic Studies 11 0 0 11
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 11 0 11
Romance Languages 9 1 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 1 0 8 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 9 0 9
Other Public Administration 9 0 0 9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 3 5 8
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 8 8
Engineering Science 0 0 8 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 0 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 4 3 7
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 7 7
Health Sciences & Services 0 1 6 7
Behavioral Science 0 0 5 5
Historic Preservation 0 5 0 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 0 4
Genetics 0 0 3 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 3 3
Special Education 0 3 0 3
Environmental Design 0 0 2 2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 2 2
Biological & Physical Science 0 2 0 2
Statistics 0 1 0 1
General Architecture 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0
Cognitive Science 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,684 2,066 732 5,482

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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