Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

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Colorado's Flagship Christian University

As a university focused on Christ, we place a huge emphasis on your growth in academics as well as your relationship with the Lord. As a transfer you’ll get plugged in to student activities, local ministries, and mission trips and form authentic friendships—a hallmark of the Colorado Christian University experience.

At CCU you’ll find a solid foundation for both personal and professional development. With a healthy balance of close community, caring professors, and view of how God wants to use you and your God-given intellect, gifts, and talents, we set you up for a successful transition to our university.

Premier location
CCU is housed in Lakewood, Colorado, between downtown Denver and the Rockies. Denver is just 15 minutes away and offers a great mix of job opportunities, volunteer options, culture, entertainment, and pro sports. And within an hour’s drive from campus you can bike, climb, hike, kayak, ski, snowboard, or visit Pikes Peak or Rocky Mountain National Park—to name a few.

Plus, you’ll live on campus with apartment-style housing. It’s a chance to gain the freedom of living in an apartment while enjoying the campus community here.

Intentional spiritual growth
You’ll grow closer to God—alongside your peers—with activities like discipleship groups and campus chapels. At CCU you’ll be encouraged to participate in God’s kingdom through community service, student-led local ministries, and mission trips. In recent years CCU mission teams have visited over 50 countries!

Campus life
CCU students are intentional about experiencing life together and digging deep into one another's lives. Our students are actively committed to supporting each other in their passions and dynamic pursuit of Christ. When you attend CCU, you’ll become part of a Christian campus community that is learning, growing, and having a blast together.

There is plenty to do at CCU whether you live on campus or off campus. Know what you're passionate about? If you can’t find something that suits you here, we challenge you to start a new club, organization or ministry! Learn about the student activities available.

NCAA Division II Sports
The CCU Cougars are members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, one of the largest and most competitive NCAA Division II conferences in the nation. The University is also a Division I member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.
• Men’s sports: Baseball, basketball*, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis
• Women’s sports: Basketball*, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball*
* Varsity and junior varsity



Ranked #46 among the "Best Regional Universities" in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #5 among the "Most Innovative Schools" in the West | U.S. News & World Report 2022


Ranked #27 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked the #1 "Safest College Campus in Colorado," receiving an A for safety | Niche, 2023


Named a 2022–2023 Christian College of Distinction


Named a 2022–2023 College of Distinction for Colorado

Admission Application Requirements
for Transfer Students

CCU’s College of Undergraduate Studies is looking for students who demonstrate a strong academic career and exemplify a vital Christian pursuit, personal integrity, and a desire for Christ-centered community.

The priority application deadline for financial aid and scholarship consideration is April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

However, CCU will continue to accept applications after these deadlines until our enrollment capacity is reached, and we are eager to consider college transfer credit from qualified students as well.

Generally, for transfer students (students who have taken 15 or more college credits after graduating from high school) the minimum requirements for admission are:
• 2.8 college GPA;
• A strong spiritual recommendation; and Application essay responses

Students who do not meet these minimum requirements are encouraged to apply and the University will consider their application under a committee review process which may include a personal interview. Factors such as essay content, recommendation content, and extracurricular activity all contribute to an individual admission decision.

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