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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  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. 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

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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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 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 59 responses
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  • Friendly
    37%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Snobby
    14%
  • Aspiring
    12%
  • Conformist
    8%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • 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.144 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
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  • Privileged
    35%
  • Engaged
    23%
  • CHALLENGING
    12%
  • 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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As a first generation student, the University of Denver has really allowed me to connect with other first gens in a way where navigating college was easier when you have all these similar people on your side. On top of that, the university offers LLC programs; these living and learning communities group together freshman of similar interests and allows for communities to grow together and meld into the larger community that is DU. Being apart of the international LLC, I’ve never been so thankful for a community. Overall, DU has welcomed all of its students with open arms and has enforced the idea of inclusive excellence, truly making its campus a force to be reckoned with.
The classes are great sizes, the professors are very helpful, and the campus is beautiful! However, this school is not diverse at all, definitely a very privileged school.