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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 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.
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
880-1100
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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
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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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.172 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,483Undergrads
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 116 responses
Report
  • Diverse, from all walks of life
    56%
  • Dedicated with goals in mind
    17%
  • Unique and Hardworking
    9%
  • Hardworking and kept to themselves
    9%
  • Commuter
    3%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Creative thinkers, compassionate people
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ 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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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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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!