Metropolitan State University of Denver was founded in 1965 as an opportunity school. The concept was that people from all walks of life could have a chance at a college education. By design, MSU Denver is required to be accessible to all, which is why it consistently has some of the lowest tuitions of four-year Colorado colleges and universities. Approximately a third of the student body are students of color.
Programs range from the traditional disciplines, such as history and biology, to contemporary fields of study, such as environmental science and communication design. MSU Denver offers several bachelor’s degree programs unique in Colorado, including aviation management, health care management, land use, meteorology, and integrated therapeutic practices.
The Undergraduate Research Program promotes, supports, and celebrates MSU Denver faculty and student engagement in undergraduate research activities. These undergraduate research experiences enhance students’ preparedness and competitiveness for future employment and the pursuit of advanced degrees.
With career counseling students can:
Metropolitan State University of Denver provides the academic resources to make academic success a reality for all students. From tutoring to adaptive technology to programs that provide support for groups of students with special needs, the University is here to help.
Auraria Library offers research help, study spaces, technology, and many other services to the three institutions on the Auraria Campus: University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. Library services include:
MSU Denver's Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a fast and secure encrypted wireless network for all current students, faculty, and staff members of the University. The wireless network can be accessed by MSU Denver members on any mobile device, tablet, or laptop by using their Network ID.
MSU Denver's accredited health and counseling centers provide the best care possible in a campus setting.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is located on the Auraria Campus in the heart of downtown Denver - walking distance from Elitch Gardens, the Pepsi Center, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, LoDo's restaurants and shops, and the Denver business district. The campus has access to numerous light-rail stations, bus routes and B-cycle stations but is also conveniently accessible by car.
The following facilities are available to Campus Recreation at Auraria participants:
Metropolitan State University of Denver has over 120 student organizations whose focuses range from academic to social.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools