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
Athletic Conference
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

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.130 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.130 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,996Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    57%
  • Motivated
    22%
  • Unique
    17%
  • 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
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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.
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Love how the campus is located in Downtown Denver, in the middle of everything! Professors are helpful and so are resources. Things that could be improved include adequately trained student employees who run centers like the Bursar's or Financial Aid.
I transferred to CU Denver from the University of Denver (DU) and am currently in my sophomore year.
The campus is pretty conveniently located in terms of public transport, which is good because the cost of living in Denver is extremely expensive. However, the traffic on campus for drivers can be pretty bad, so you have to make sure to leave extra time in your commute schedule. The dorms are decent, but expensive, and could be more ideally located. While the nearby train stations are convenient, the constant noise from the trains and the somewhat shady area the dorms are located in (under the highway and near a bunch of parking lots and warehouses) make them almost not worth the fifteen minute walk to campus. Almost.
Overall CU Denver is a pretty good school, especially for the price, with diverse students, faculty and classes. I've loved all my professors so far, and loved most of my classes (except for math) and would recommend the school for anyone who can afford it.