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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Metropolitan State Denver is a public university located in Denver, Colorado. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,759 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Metropolitan State Denver acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 28% of students, Metropolitan State Denver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
About Metropolitan State University of Denver...
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

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
900-1130
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,175/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,936/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.163 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.184 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.184 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,759Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,907
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 128 responses
Report
  • Diverse, from all walks of life
    53%
  • Dedicated with goals in mind
    17%
  • Unique and Hardworking
    9%
  • Hardworking and kept to themselves
    8%
  • Commuter
    6%
  • Creative thinkers, compassionate people
    2%
  • Focused
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.117 responses
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The diverse population of students that make up the 3 connecting campuses of MSU DENVER, CCD And CU DENVER are truly what make it unique. Tucked into the heart of Denver, this campus is inviting and makes even tourists ache for the excitement of the first day of the semester. The instructors are knowledgeable and passionate about continuing their legacy of education. Anytime I arrive on campus, I have this feeling that I was meant to be a MSU Roadrunner! The education department invests time and resources for pre-service teachers to ensure that they are fully qualified and ready to not only teach, but encourage curiosity and acceptance in their future classroom communities. When asking an instructor how they deal with the tough situations they encounter every year they responded that we have no control over what happens to our students when they are not in our care. However, we can make sure to show them they are valued and loved.
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So I have been visiting Metropolitan State University of Denver quite often. I started my studies at the Community College of Aurora, and believed transferring to Metro would be the best option for me to further endeavor my academics. I recently attended orientation and found the staff and students to be very friendly and organized. So far I have no complaints about this school and I’m so excited to start in the fall!
There is a lot to love about Metro! First off I love that it is easily accessible by public transportation. Taking the RTD lightrail downtown Denver is so quick and easy. Not to mention it drops you off right on campus! I also love that Metro is centrally located downtown. If you have time off in between classes there are so many places to visit in downtown Denver that you can walk to take the lightrail to. Next, all the professors that I have had at Metro have been amazing rolemodels. The class sizes are smaller compared to most universities so you feel that you can really get to know your professors. Last, the campus is amazing. It has a lot of diversity and it is clean!