Best Medical Schools in Colorado

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Colorado best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in Colorado that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

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Best Medical Schools in Colorado

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
36 University of Colorado, Denver (Aurora, CO)
Acceptance rate: 6.7%
MCAT composite score: 10.8
Tuition: Full-time: $29,984 (in-state), Full-time: $55,939 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.70
Total medical school enrollment: 635
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 4.2:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $200.7

University of Colorado, Denver Medical School

Colorado Recent History

In 1861, the American Civil War broke out. In Colorado, armed militia units were formed that successfully fought under the command of Colonel John Chivington with the Confederate army. Militia leader John Chivington and Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans took a hard line against the Indians. The tension grew.

In the spring of 1864, the white militias attacked the Indian settlements, the Indians struck back. The war has begun.

The attitude of many white Americans towards the natives of America at that time can be judged by the statements of John Chivington: “I came to kill Indians and I think that it is right and honorable to use any means to kill Indians”.

Many Indian leaders, including the Black Kettle, tried to stop the bloodshed and sought to negotiate peace. As a result of a series of negotiations, representatives of the US government promised to stop hostilities.

Encouraged by the peace agreement reached, the Indians, led by Black Kettle, camped in the Sand Creek area. On November 29, 1864, despite the peace agreements reached, troops led by John Chivington attacked the Indian camp. Most of the Indian men were on the hunt, the camp was dominated by old men, women and children. The soldiers continued to fire even when the Indians, not expecting such perfidy, raised the white flag.

Chivington’s men finished off the wounded, scalped and dismembered the dead. According to various estimates, about one and a half hundred Indians were killed, of which more than a hundred were women and children.

This episode of the war went down in US history as the Massacre at Sand Creek.

The “Sand Creek Massacre”, initially presented by the US government as a major military victory, later became the subject of a US Congressional investigation. However, none of the participants in the Sand Creek genocide was punished.

The “Sand Creek Massacre” received a great public outcry in the United States, and after this unfortunate incident in the United States, attitudes towards Indian wars changed dramatically.

The site of the Sand Creek Massacre has now been declared a US National Historic Site.

The Colorado War resulted in the relocation of the remnants of the ArapahoCheyenneKiowa, and Comanche tribes from Colorado Territory to reservations in Oklahoma.

In the late sixties of the XIX century, the first railroads were laid in Colorado, connecting Denver with Cheyenne and Kansas.

On August 1, 1876, 28 days after the US Centenary, the eighteenth President of the United States, Ulysses Grant, signed into law a law that proclaimed Colorado the thirty-eighth state of the United States.

After the gold rush subsided in Colorado, the development of the state slowed down. A new impetus was given to it by the discovery of silver deposits near the city of Leadville in 1879 – the next decade is called the “silver boom in Colorado.” But after the sharp decline in the price of silver in the 1990s, Colorado’s economy began to decline again.

The state continued to mine hard coal, which had been going on since the sixties, but the working conditions of the miners were terrible, the death rate in the coal mines of Colorado was one of the highest in the United States. Strikes flared up constantly, to suppress which even units of the National Guard were used. The confrontation between miners and mine owners at the beginning of the 20th century was so fierce that it went down in history as the Colorado Labor Wars. It was a brutal and bloody period in the history of the state. It was only in 1933 that a federal law confirmed the right of miners to organize trade unions.

In the thirties of the XX century, the first ski resorts appeared in Colorado, and the development of the tourism industry began.

The beginning of the Second World War greatly influenced the development of the state of Colorado. New industries began to develop in the state, focused on the needs of the US Armed Forces, military facilities were created. In 1942, one of the camps was organized in Colorado, in which Japanese Americans were interned.

During the Cold War, a plant for the production of nuclear weapons components operated in Colorado. After the plant was closed in 1992 after numerous protests by environmentalists, a nature reserve was created in its place.

In the seventies of the XX century, the state of Colorado (or rather its capital – Denver) for financial reasons refused to host the Winter Olympic Games.

Today, the state of Colorado pays a lot of attention to its historical heritage. The state has many museums, memorials and national parks dedicated to interesting and important moments in history.