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University of Colorado Denver
  • 4 Year
  • DENVER, CO

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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  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 minus

About

1201 LARIMER STREET
DENVER, CO 80203
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From University of Colorado Denver

As Colorado's only public urban research institution, we are known for our bustling, diverse, and vibrant campus right in the heart of downtown Denver. When you attend CU Denver, you will be taught by world-class faculty and have access to internships and job opportunities, many of which are conveniently located just minutes from campus.

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University of Colorado Denver Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1000-1220
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,865 / 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
$6,374 / 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
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 129 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 143 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 143 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

The College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver is the only school in Colorado to offer accredited degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The BS Architecture degree’s design studio-based curriculum combines critical thinking with active making in pursuit of creative solutions to contemporary design problems.

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,857 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,961
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 92 responses
  • Diverse
    52%
  • Motivated
    23%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Only focused on academics
    3%
  • Homogenous, pretentious, unwelcoming
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 126 responses
Poll
45%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 166 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
  • Urban
    37%
  • Welcoming
    22%
  • Diverse and friendly
    15%
  • Supporting, Accomodating
    12%
  • Independent
    11%
  • Unsupportive, Abrasive, Underhanded, Malignant
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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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