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The Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado was established in 1965. The student population is approximately 11,300. The Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado is a comprehensive baccalaureate and specialized graduate research university with selective admission standards. The Colorado Springs campus offers liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, health sciences, and teacher preparation undergraduate degree programs, and a selected number of master's and doctoral degree programs.  Colorado Springs, located at the foot of Pikes Peak, has a population of approximately 500,000, with tourism, high technology, manufacturing, sports and the military ranking as the key industries within the community. Located 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs offers a wide variety of leisure and educational activities including sports, parks, symphony, local theater groups, museums and several institutions of higher education.