University of Colorado Denver Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,771
91% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 2/5/2021
  • Degree: Creative Writing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"My dream was to attend a private, liberal arts college in the pacific northwest. This did not work out, and I am so happy that I ended up attending CU Denver. Not only is my debt minimal thanks to financial aid and in-state tuition (along with some scholarships from CU), but I have learned so much from this school. Nearly all of my professors have been incredible, dedicated, and thoughtful. My major and minor teachers have been nothing but amazing and I sincerely enjoyed working with them. The Creative Writing department is superb (though some literature teachers in the general English department are not as great)! I have been able to take a great mix of online and in-person classes. Maymester courses are wonderful for those looking to get quick credits (these are not easy classes, though!). Maymester is 3 credits in 3 weeks and it is recommended to only take one class during this time. There are also different-length summer classes (i.e. 5 weeks instead of 8) which are sometimes available online. The campus is easy to navigate once you get used to it, and everyone is pretty friendly and helpful. Spaces are clean and there are dedicated areas for studying and printing. You actually get printing included in your tuition, so avoid the library and use the computer labs (one is in North classroom) to save money. The Wellness Center is a great addition to campus. The group-fitness instructors are fantastic and I even did a personal training course, which was super helpful for me. A downside is parking. The cost goes up every semester, and it is always full in the garages during a typical, non-Covid semester. It's about $5.50-7 for the parking every day. The lightrail is good, but definitely gets really full after 4pm when people get off work and classes. Get the RTD pass if you can and if it's included in tuition. This is a lifesaver! I've worked on campus, been part of orgs, and volunteer, and it has been such a great experience. Though many people find public universities to not be as good as private ones, I actually think this is a great school. MSU Denver is also a good alternative and a bit cheaper (same campus) but has different degrees. CU offers more graduate degrees also. Your advisor is either hit or miss. Mine has been really good, but I've heard other people have had bad experiences. My advice: look at what courses you need yourself! Don't rely on your advisors always being right. Also, take major classes earlier than you think you need to. Core classes can be taken in the summer or online really easily, but major classes might be harder to find. Most people here I think have a good experience. It is NOT a party school. There are no sororities or fraternities on campus. A lot of students are international, older, and work full-time. This is a good place for meeting people who are focused on school and their careers rather than on partying and socializing. However, there are opportunities to attend social events and lots of organizations/clubs to join. Tivoli is a great place to find activities to do. Overall, I loved going here and will miss this campus a lot!"
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Pediatric Primary Care)
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Very dissatisfied with the lack of support during the entirety of the program by the head of the primary peds nurse practitioner department. She did not set others up for success and used fear tactics towards students to prevent them from succeeding. Look elsewhere if primary peds is your specialty of interest"
Jeremy Magin
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"UCD is a smaller program than CU Boulder, but this can be beneficial as it results in smaller class sizes and more individualized attention. The campus is easy to navigate, if you live outside of downtown Denver the Light Rail serves 2 stops on campus and the cost is included in your tuition."
Simon Kamau
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I did my online MSN Leadership and Health Systems (otherwise referred to as MS iLEAD) from the College of Nursing University of Colorado Denver. It was purely online. I was able to study from Kenya, East Africa. This is a reputable university and the program there is quite thorough. The MS was coursework about 30 credit hours with a comprehensive paper at the end for defense. The group work was my biggest strength and motivation. Though most students were the US, there was a handful from other other countries and they valued our input so much. I cleared in 3 years."
J. Tanner Kaler
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"This degree is all about what you make it. If you work hard to learn the material and apply it, you have a great many resources available to help with networking, research, and study. The fact that an internship is required goes a long way to make the information used in classes stick and improve the overall marketability of graduates."
Samantha V.
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"University of Colorado Denver has such a great business school due to all the focus they put on their students. All the professors that I had were willing to help me at anytime and were all so encouraging. I am glad that I got the opportunity to attend and graduate from this school because it is such a positive environment."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2004
"I think that college was a great experience for me. It made me really think about what i wanted to do in life and it helped me realize that i would need to make lots of money to support a family. I finally chose Biology as my major and i am proud to have chosen it."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The school was great. The program that I was in was good but more of an MBA than a Masters in Marketing. I would have got much more out of more marketing classes and less of the other general business classes. I took similar class doing general course in my undergrad"
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Great school. Massive campus. Amazing facilities. World and national renowned Lecturers and Faculty members."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The design build program is one of the best in the nation. Unfortunately the quality of non essential classes or elective classes is not that spectacular."