Metropolitan State Denver is a public university located in Denver, Colorado. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,483 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 27% of students, Metropolitan State Denver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.172 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies187 Graduates
Business Administration and Management168 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities166 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies142 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management119 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- 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.
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!
MSU Denver allows you to get a quality education at a great price. I was given to support and knowledge needed to not only get me into medical school, but to also out preform many of my colleagues who went to much more "reputable" schools like Yale or John's Hopkins. At first I was ashamed to say "I went to Metro", but as an alumni I am very proud to have attended such a great school. I recommend that you consider attending here even if you may give up the typical "college experience." It's worth it!