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University of Colorado Denver
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  • 4 Year
  • DENVER, CO

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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

CU Denver is a highly rated public university located in Denver, Colorado. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,622 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the CU Denver acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Biology. Graduating 44% of students, CU Denver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,500.

About

1201 LARIMER STREET
DENVER, CO 80203
Athletic Division
No data available  
Athletic Conference
No data available  

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.

CU Denver Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,585 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,969 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
2:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 129 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 145 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 145 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    24%
  • Online
    43%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,622 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,372
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
  • Diverse
    52%
  • Motivated
    24%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Only focused on academics
    4%
  • Homogenous, pretentious, unwelcoming
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
45%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 128 responses
Poll
45%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
  • Urban
    36%
  • Welcoming
    21%
  • Diverse and friendly
    16%
  • Supporting, Accomodating
    12%
  • Independent
    11%
  • Unsupportive, Abrasive, Underhanded, Malignant
    2%
  • Underrated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 95 responses

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