B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  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
    C+
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
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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
880-1100
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,104/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,771/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,226/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,894/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,118/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,668/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.163 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,313Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 112 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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
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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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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MSU Denver offers flexibility; they have courses going on nearly every hour of the day, which is great for those of us who have full-time jobs. I actually graduated from Metro in 3 years and I enjoyed the mandatory courses for my major. For the most part the professors were lenient, but I will say there were one or two who were meanies. I was living off campus which saved me a great deal of money (so I can't tell you about the dorm life). The cost of tuition was the main reason I attended. For a Bachelor's in Psychology I owe about $20,000. Not bad, right? MSU is also right in the heart of Downtown Denver so there is a lot of things to do in between classes. All in all, it's an exciting place to get your education!
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.