The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university and is the only public urban research university in Colorado. The location in the heart of downtown Denver serves more than 15,000 students. CU Denver combines innovative research and accessible education with the advantages that only a dynamic urban environment can provide. The campus in downtown Denver enables the faculty and students to work on groundbreaking research, often focused on solving urban issues. The academic programs bring together current research, creative work, and civic engagement in classes taught by dedicated professors.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
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+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
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The University of Denver I believe is a very good school. It is a pretty big campus with many different types of people. They have very good science programs.
Wenda from Littleton, CO
UCD is a school located in the heart of Denver. UCD shares it's campus with two other colleges so it gives you both the big university and small university vibe at the same time. There is never a dull moment!
Kara from Kapolei, HI
This a University for the very driven, determined and independent student. The teachers will make you work for your grade and in the end transform you into a better student. It is the most amazing challenge to come here and succeed.
Nicole from Morrison, CO
The campus is one of the most efficient in terms of class schedules and use of classroom space. The atmosphere is fast paced and exciting lying in the heart of downtown Denver. I enjoy being on campus everyday with the opportunity to explore the city.