University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver or CU Denver) is one of the top public urban research universities of the United States. The university offers comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and health sciences programs for the students through two campuses: Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
The history of the university dates back to the year 1912 when the Denver campus was set up as an extension center for the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1969, the academic offerings at the Denver campus grew to 34 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In 2004, the University of Colorado Regents ordered the merger of the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Denver Campus.
The University of Colorado Denver is located on an area of 151-acres in Auraria Campus. The campus is shared with two other institutions—Metropolitan State College of Denver and Community College of Denver. The university offers more than 130 programs spanning 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver has a total enrollment of more than 14,000 students and figures at 34th position on Forbes Magazine’s Public Colleges list. The University of Colorado Denver comprises seven schools and colleges, namely: College of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts & Media, Business School, School of Education & Human Development, College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and School of Public Affairs.
The University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.