1,487 reviews
  1. Denver, CO
  2. 4 Year
B+
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
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suit
Denver, CO 80217

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
73%
SAT Scores Range
980-1210
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Colorado - Denver

Cost

Net Price
$13,518/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,153/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,790/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,400/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,475/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,311/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,996Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Motivated
    22%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Homogenous, pretentious, unwelcoming
    2%
  • Only focused on academics
    1%

After University of Colorado - Denver

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$73,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
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

University of Colorado - Denver Reviews

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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.
The University of Colorado Denver provides a diverse learning community. The students are there to learn and progress in thier educations than rather constantly partying. On campus you can meet cultures and people from all walks of life. A richly diverse student body makes for fun interactions in the classroom. The professors are very well educated and provide great insight for their students. There are a plethora of course classes provided at university. The school provides many different ways to take classes ranging from online to hybrid and in person to correspond to the needs of it's students. Overall, the University of Colorado Denver is a excellent college to attend.
The University of Colorado Denver is a great stepping stone into a real world work environment. Although not a great school to enjoy the "college life experience". The programs work to test your patience, perseverance, and dedication. The professors, overall, are more than qualified but some know more about the material and/or subject than they can actually teach. Class schedules aren't the most accommodating because they only offer a couple of professors for one class so if you happen to drop a class one year, you may end up with the same teacher when you go to take the class again. Overall the university has great programs and help people develop and transition into young professionals.