The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus provides a diverse body of students with opportunities to enhance their lives, careers and research. Today, the university offers more than 140 programs in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional health levels.
Educating more than 19,000 students on our Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses, the University of Colorado Denver is one of the nation’s top public urban research universities. As a single institution, faculty in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing can collaborate with School of Medicine faculty without the need for sub-award or inter-institutional agreements. Click here for some quick facts about CU Denver.
The College of Engineering, Design, and Computing is home to five departments including Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The college has ambitious plans to build a new engineering building on the downtown campus and foster strong ties with the School of Medicine on the medical campus. Over the past few years, faculty in CEDC have earned grant awards from premier funding agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Veterans Association (VA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Football League (NFL), General Motors, and more.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program along with a Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (ME), and Engineering and Applied Science PhD (EAS-PHD) program. Recently, the department has introduced a Biomechanics focused MS track. The mechanical engineering department at CU Denver has advanced in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The department graduates approximately 60 students in mechanical engineering every year from the BS program.
CU Denver is located in close proximity to several national research labs, public institutions, and government entities including, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the NIST, the VA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver, the Air Force Academy, and the University of Wyoming.
With a metro-population of 2.9 million, Denver is one of the 10 fastest growing cities in the United States. Denver is well known for its mile-high altitude and over 300 days of sunshine per year. Located near the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver residents are just 1-2 hours away from world-class skiing, climbing, biking, and hiking. As a result, Colorado is ranked as one of the healthiest states.
Denver has an excellent public transportation system run by RTD. CU Denver has two light rail stops at the downtown campus and one light rail stop for the Anschutz Medical Campus. Both campuses have bus service, including the Denver International Airport. The downtown campus also connects to the Cherry Creek bike path for students, faculty, and staff to bike to work.
Denver has five major league sports teams including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Rapids. The Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Pepsi Center, and Coors Field are all within walking distance from CU Denver.
Denver is also rich in culture with the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Santa Fe Arts District, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Colorado Convention Center, and 16th Street Mall. Award-winning restaurants and craft breweries are spread throughout the many unique and vibrant Denver neighborhoods.
There is a diverse demographic in Denver. Approximately 21% of the population is Hispanic or Latino, 11% African American, 4.5% Asian, and 2.3% American Indian.