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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B-
University of Denver is a highly rated private university located in Denver, Colorado. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,563 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Denver acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Finance, Psychology, and International Relations. Graduating 77% of students, University of Denver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,500.
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
The Summit League

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.

DU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1170-1370
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,337/ 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
$30,531/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,563Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
238
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 64 responses
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Aspiring
    13%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Snobby
    13%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • Conformist
    8%
  • Smart
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.151 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.179 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Privileged
    34%
  • Engaged
    22%
  • CHALLENGING
    11%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Adventurous
    5%
  • Respected
    5%
  • White
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses
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University of Denver Reviews

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I love DU and overall, I'm extremely happy with my college experience so far. The campus is beautiful. I love the proximity to both downtown Denver and the mountains. Many students are very involved on-campus in sports and various clubs. In terms of academics, classes are challenging and the quarter system is fast-paced. I have found students at Korbel to be more competitive, for better or worse. In general, my professors have been fantastic! They're extremely dedicated and most have been easy to connect with. Small class size helps with making connections. For cons, I wish the student body was more diverse and dining hall food could be much better.
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If you are looking for the "college experience," you probably won't find it here. Greek life is very small, not much interaction between sororities and frats, and no one goes to philanthropy events. Frat parties are a hit or miss, and the two bars get old very quickly. The school feels VERY small and my class sizes ranged from 12-80 people. The students here (no everyone, but most) are very privileged, which I didn't think would bother me, but it did. There didn't seem like there was much school spirit either. While this wasn't a fit for me, I know many people who love the school; great location, awesome teachers, easy access to resources, with a relatively relaxed atmosphere. I encourage students to join club sports and activities; I loved alpine club, great people in that group and there is always someone to hike or ski with!
I love being a student at DU. The campus is gorgeous, the people are so kind, and the variety of classes offered is incredible. I've always been really involved in extracurricular activities, and DU encourages students to get involved on campus. It's common for someone to be taking 12-16 credit hours of classes and be involved in more than one campus activity or have a job! I fell in love with DU in about the first minute I was on campus for a tour. There truly is something for everyone on DU's campus. You like sports? Students get free tickets to all sporting events (except hockey) and $5 tickets to hockey. Greek life? Join it, it's awesome. Student government? Run for election in the Senate. Dungeons and Dragons? Yep, DU has that too. Like to sing? Join an acapella group. If you like it, chances are DU's got it. Overall, DU's an amazing school.