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University of Colorado, Denver

The University of Colorado, Denver (UCD) is the largest research institution in the state, attracting more than $375 million in research grants each year. The school offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and first professional degrees in 130 different programs. Its offers the only school of medicine in the state. The University of Colorado Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the university, and cares for more than half a million patients a year.


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The majority of the university’s research focuses on health sciences through the Anschultz Medical Campus, which conducts research in mass spectrometry, x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, DNA array, and peptide protein chemistry. Designed a very high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the university was recognized as having a top 10 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index in the fields of biomedical sciences, developmental biology, human and medical genetics, oncology and cancer biology, structural biology, and toxicology.

University of Colorado Denver offers more than 115 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges. The university offers degrees in a wide variety of academic fields such as engineering, business, culture, history, language, the natural sciences, the biomedical sciences and medicine.

The university earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Graduate Schools, including top 10 rankings for American medical schools for primary care; adult, family, and pediatric medicine; and specialty medicine. More than 29,000 students attend UC Denver each year through in-person and online courses.
Students enjoy participating in more than 100 organizations, professional associations, faith-based groups, and honor societies. First-year students live on campus in downtown Denver. UCD also offers a wide range of sports programs, including personal training, basketball, volleyball, squash, soccer, and more.

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