University of Colorado Denver Rankings

The University of Colorado Denver (UCD or UC Denver) is a leading public university in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is one of three campuses in the University of Colorado system and is the largest research institution in the state of Colorado. The university has two campuses, one in Denver on the Downtown Campus and on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. In July 2004, the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center merged to create the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

It offers more than 115 degree programs through the following schools and colleges:

On the Downtown Campus:
- Business School
- College of Architecture and Planning
- College of Arts & Media
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- College of Engineering and Applied Science
- Graduate School
- School of Education and Human Development
- School of Public Affairs

At Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora:
- Colorado School of Public Health
- College of Nursing
- Graduate School
- School of Medicine
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Dental Medicine


- Placed in Tier 4 among the best national universities in the country (US News & World Report 2010).

- UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus and Downtown Campus graduate schools are placed among the best in the country, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2010 graduate school rankings. It is placed in the top 50 for the following graduate programs and specialties:
   - Biological Sciences (48th)
   - Public Affairs (32nd)
   - College of Nursing, Master’s program (15th)
   - Pediatric nurse practitioner (3rd)
   - Family nurse practitioner (5th)
   - Clinical nurse specialist (6th)
   - Adult nurse practitioner (8th)
   - School of Medicine, Research (29th)
   - Family Medicine (3rd)
   - Primary Care (4th)
   - Pediatrics (8th)

- 32nd for Public Affairs Programs, 33rd in the ranking of Top Physical Therapy Schools (USNWR 2009).

- 34th on the list of best public colleges (America's Best Public Colleges, Forbes, August 2009).

- 12th in the ranking of Top Nursing-Midwifery Schools (USNWR 2008).

- The Princeton Review included UCD in its Best Western Colleges, Best in the West in 2008.

- The Business School is rated the 5th Best Graduate School for Physician- Executives, according to Modern Health Care (2007).

- The School of Medicine is placed 9th among primary care medical schools and 31st among the nation's research medical schools. It is also ranked 5th in the family medicine specialty, 11th in both the pediatrics and the AIDS specialty, 13th in the drug/alcohol abuse specialty, 20th in the internal medicine specialty and 24th in the rural medicine specialty. In addition the Physician Assistant/Child Health Associate Program is ranked 6th (U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings 2004).

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