Colorado, University of

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colorado, university of

public, coeducational state university system with a main campus in Boulder, Colorado, U.S., and branches in Colorado Springs and Denver. The Health Sciences Center is also in Denver. All branches offer both undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) degree programs. The Health Sciences Center includes schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing. The Boulder campus is the site of the School of Law. The University of Colorado system provides for study in architecture, engineering, music, business, education, journalism, arts and media, public affairs, and liberal arts and sciences. Important research facilities at the Boulder campus include the Sommers-Bausch Observatory, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, the Natural Resources Law Center, and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. Total enrollment is about 46,000.

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