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.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.163 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.184 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.184 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies187 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities166 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management119 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching111 Graduates
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.117 responses
Metropolitan State University of Denver Reviews
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.
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!