B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Metropolitan State University of Denver is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217

Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Metropolitan State University of Denver

Cost

Net Price
$9,145/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,399/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,510/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,636/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,254/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.163 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.167 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.167 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,718Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Diverse, from all walks of life
    56%
  • Dedicated with goals in mind
    18%
  • Hardworking and kept to themselves
    9%
  • Unique and Hardworking
    9%
  • Commuter
    3%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Creative thinkers, compassionate people
    2%

After Metropolitan State University of Denver

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.117 responses
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Metropolitan State University of Denver Reviews

2,594 reviews
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I am currently going to Metro, and my experience as a returning student/single mom has been very rewarding. A variety of ages in a diverse ethnic student population allows for a positive learning environment that is open and accepting. Located within easy walking from the tram station, the college is easily accessible and the Professors are truly excited and dedicated to what they are teaching. The level of education enrichment at this school is far and beyond any college or university I have ever attended!
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This is a great school and campus for people all over Denver and the front range. It's a commuter campus, which can get dicey with the parking occasionally, but otherwise it's really great to go to school with such a diverse body of students. Everyone is focused and serious about their education, and it's a really amazing creative collaborative environment. This is my THIRD school (I transferred twice) and it's my favorite! The professors and the teaching staff are really great, and from diverse fields of expertise. There's a lot of stuff on campus- often markets, fairs, and even food truck events.
I absolutely love MSU Denver! My favorite part is the faculty, they have been such a blessing with their outstanding skills. They offer a helping hand, and their doors are always open when you need to get in touch with them. They care so much about their students, they go above and beyond to take care of them and guide them in the right direction. They make their students think by making them spend an appropriate time on their work outside of class in order to get them to really engage with the course work and retain the information they have learned throughout the semester. The class sizes are very reasonable, more intimate and the professors know everyone by name. The teaching styles of the professors really encourages optimal learning skills.. They make you think outside the box by relating topics to things you already know and love. Overall, MSU Denver has been such an amazing school and I would recommend it to anyone trying to not only earn a degree but to those who are interested in networking and having greater connections with their professors.