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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    C+
University of Denver is a highly rated private university located in Denver, Colorado. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,491 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Denver acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Finance, Psychology, and International Relations and National Security Studies. Graduating 79% of students, University of Denver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,900.
About University of Denver...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
The Summit League
Address
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
Website
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University of 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
53%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,940/ 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
    $19,552/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,464/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,762/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,167/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,810/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,491Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Friendly
    38%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Snobby
    14%
  • Aspiring
    10%
  • Conformist
    9%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • Smart
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.171 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    35%
  • Engaged
    23%
  • CHALLENGING
    11%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Adventurous
    6%
  • Respected
    6%
  • White
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses
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The extra opportunities at DU are fantastic! Not to mention the personable size, phenomenally balanced and experienced professors, and stellar location, the Honors Program and Pioneer Leadership Program add extra communities and "niches," if you will, in the school. I'm a freshman this year, and my expectations were exceeded because of these great programs! I'm so excited for what's to come in these next four years. DU has something for everyone, and responds SO well to self activism.
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The University of Denver has its ups and downs. While the education is challenging and accelerated in a very promising way, the quality of life is not as glamorous as it seems. People are not very tolerant, and they can be quite ignorant and aggressive towards unfamiliar things, rather than open-minded. Some professors are phenomenal, others are awful, but the small-class format that dominates most of DU's pedagogical system guarantees a close relationship with professors and an in-depth approach on the subject matter. The food is awful, but improving, the internet is great, there's plenty of hidden resources to tap into, and the views are gorgeous.
The size of University of Denver is so convenient especially for first year students. The campus is so pretty and easy to navigate, while still being a decent size! Everyone in admissions is so easy to communicate with and really good at getting back to students quickly.