A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Colorado - Denver is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400
Denver, CO 80217
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University of Colorado - 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
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,751/ 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
    $11,382/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,945/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,321/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,364/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,872/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.137 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.137 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,530Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    53%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Commuters & Grad students
    3%
  • Only focused on academics
    3%
  • Homogenous, pretentious, unwelcoming
    2%
  • Loner
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.95 responses
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My experience at CU Denver has surpassed my expectations. I was terrified when I first started, but today I am completely in love with my classes, my teachers, my friends, and the overall campus! My favorite experiences so far have been the community events organized by the campus. The first week always consists of different activities and events everyday so that students can gather around the campus, get to know others, learn about clubs/activities, and get food and school themed clothes as well. My campus has a block party in Denver since it's right across the street where music and food is provided, along with tables and tents promoting all the clubs and organizations available on campus. These events continue throughout the year and make it fun and exciting to try new things.
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Amazing Professors, great atmosphere! I would definitely recommend this college to any student looking to transfer, or to any adult looking to return to college to further their career.
I'm somewhat frustrated because I'm looking at it taking 6 years to finish my bachelors. Most upper classes are Tues/Thurs and this conflicts with my work schedule. They don't offer enough classes. The Physics Dept is a mess right now ever since they merged it with MSU, the new system is full of glitches. The professors are mostly concerned with their research.


This school is in a great location. They don't offer enough classes. Most bachelor degrees take more than 5 years. Most upper division classes you can only take mon/wed or only tues/thurs. Also this place has a ton of homeless people and the campus security does nothing about it.