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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  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 5,494 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Denver acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Finance, Psychology, and International Relations. Graduating 75% of students, University of Denver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,500.
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
58%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1160-1350
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,163/ 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
$26,702/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Academics

Professors
A
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.124 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,494Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
271
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Friendly
    38%
  • Aspiring
    13%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Snobby
    13%
  • Interesting
    9%
  • Conformist
    8%
  • Smart
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.149 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.177 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Privileged
    34%
  • Engaged
    23%
  • CHALLENGING
    11%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Adventurous
    6%
  • Respected
    6%
  • White
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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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I had an extremely pleasant experience with the admission counselors as I was deciding whether or not to apply. They answered all of my questions with genuine care, advice, and direction. Once I applied and was accepted, I was pleased with the level of communication - getting me in touch with my program advisors and professors. I am super excited to begin my PhD program this fall (2019)!
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Very reputable school. Loved the professors! They were passionate and cared about your success. Beautiful campus/workout center/library. Campus is close to good restaurants/breweries/grocery stores/parks etc. Fifteen minutes away from downtown. My only complaint is that the school is so expensive. Wouldn’t recommend going there unless you have scholarships/grants/money.
This University is great for those invested in their educations and who want a more traditional smaller class as opposed to large lectures. Teachers do their best to get to know you and the University really focuses on maintaining small class sizes to encourage stronger relationships between students and teachers. The quarter system this university uses also gives a month off in December which gives students time to take advantage of the winter mountains or to head home for the holidays with their families. The quarters only last 10 weeks so classes go by fast and you have to learn a lot quickly, but the pace really helps keep you on task and invested in class as well.