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  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
    B-
Metropolitan State Denver is a public university located in Denver, Colorado. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,673 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Metropolitan State Denver acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 28% of students, Metropolitan State Denver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings

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Metropolitan State Denver Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
900-1110
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,248/ 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
$6,160/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.192 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.192 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,673Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,764
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 135 responses
Report
  • Diverse, from all walks of life
    52%
  • Dedicated with goals in mind
    19%
  • Unique and Hardworking
    10%
  • 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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I love the diverse community that make up the student body on campus! There are so many people from different towns, states, and even countries! On top of this, each person sports a myriad of interests, classes, and work experience. Students are very ambitious at this campus, which allows you to surround yourself with people who strive to be the very best at whatever they apply themselves to. Ultimately this pushes you to challenge what you know, defend what you believe in, and in the end, make you a better person.
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MSU Denver is a Fabulous school! There is a great amount of majors students can pick from that include basic or extended majors as well as minors. The staff is very involved and care a lot about the success of students, along with the school advisers. The student life is vivid given the location of the school in Downtown Denver where there is also a wide diversity among the students as well as the staff. A big issue that is seen across the country is how expensive school can be; MSU Denver has a financial aid office that allows for walk-ins at any time and gives great help with any financial questions that students may have. Not only is there financial aid, but the school is affordable to many students. MSU Denver is a great school for anyone!
Metro is a great school! I chose Metro because of it's affordability compared to many other universities in Colorado. Many of the professors are great and really care about your success; there are also tons of resources that even I myself haven't taken advantage of. The only downside (or upside, depends on how you view it) is that it is a commuter school. There is not necessarily a "life on campus" as there aren't even any dorms on campus itself. This makes it harder to stay involved.