Students Say

From the moment you set foot on campus, it’s evident that the University of Denver is truly “committed to its students.” Undoubtedly, the school offers “academic rigor,” a “beautiful campus” and an unbeatable location. Moreover, with a student population hovering at nearly 5,500, DU is “big enough to meet new people constantly” yet small enough to maintain an “intimate” feel. Undergrads here also value that the university operates on a quarter system, providing “a great alternative to the [traditional] semester.”

Overview

Applicants
13,670
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.68

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 640
SAT Math
560 - 660
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

From the moment you set foot on campus, it’s evident that the University of Denver is truly “committed to its students.” Undoubtedly, the school offers “academic rigor,” a “beautiful campus” and an unbeatable location. Moreover, with a student population hovering at nearly 5,500, DU is “big enough to meet new people constantly” yet small enough to maintain an “intimate” feel. Undergrads here also value that the university operates on a quarter system, providing “a great alternative to the [traditional] semester.” Academically, Denver has “a wide array of very unique majors” and especially strong programs in international studies, music, and business. Students really appreciate their experiences in the classroom. One content undergrad shares, “The professors engage the students; the students engage with the material. We dig deeply into each subject. It’s the most amazing learning environment I’ve ever experienced.” Further, professors are “very knowledgeable and passionate. The majority are very willing to help and are accessible out of class. They treat students as unique individuals, not just a ’number.’” As this wholly satisfied student encapsulates her school, “DU is about providing opportunities both socially and academically that go above and beyond students’ wildest dreams!”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
1,282
with Terminal Degree
810

689
Men
593
Women
130
Minority
28
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
86%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State

Gale Norton
Former US Secretary of the Interior

Andy Taylor
CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Byron L. Dorgan
Former Senator, North Dakota

Peter Morton
founder of Hard Rock Cafe

Hao Jiang Tian
Opera singer at The Met

Pete Domenici
Former Senator, New Mexico

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
86
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 20

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,496

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,597

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,181

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,050

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
44%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,746

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$43,164
Required Fees
$1,014
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,540
Transportation for Commuters
$1,167

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

On the surface, University of Denver ’s student population tends to skew “white” and “affluent.” Thankfully, while acknowledging this truth, undergrads quickly stress that “most students fit in quite well, regardless of background or ethnicity.” They are also quick to point out, “We have every type of person from the foreign exchange students to the engineers to the band geeks and theater majors to the athletes.” Indeed, “if you look for it, you will meet interesting people from all around the country and the world.” Undergrads at DU generally find their peers to be “outgoing and welcoming” and confidently assert, “Everyone seems to have a group that they can easily belong in.” Moreover, the vast majority are “very athletic or like to participate in outdoor activities.” Perhaps more important, “most students care about their education and are motivated to complete their degree and even more.” Of course, regardless of adjectives or categorizations, DU is “a great community no matter what your interests are, [and] you will find some way to fit in.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,643
Out of State
57%

International
11%
Foreign Countries Represented
43

Demographics

4.69%
Asian
2.96%
African-American
10.03%
Hispanic
74.87%
Caucasian
3.22%
Unknown
10.80%
International

54% female
46% male
57% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Undergrads at DU are “very dedicated to school” but also “like to kick back and have a good time on weekends.” Fortunately, there’s no shortage of opportunity for fun and amusement around campus. To begin with, “like all schools, there is partying going on, but the pressure to go out and party is nonexistent.” Additionally, the “majority of the student body goes to many [weekly] sporting events, and if you are a Pioneer you try to attend as many hockey games as possible.” Further, the “DU programs board hosts a free movie every Thursday night, and it’s a great way to relax after a long day of classes.” Of course, “there are [also] endless events, seminars, and other opportunities [for] student [participation].” Outdoor activities are also all the rage here. Indeed, “skiing and spending time in the mountains is huge—hiking, biking, and climbing as well.” After all, “some of the world’s best alpine areas [are] just an hour or two away.” Music is also pretty popular, and “lots of people go to concerts downtown or at Red Rocks in the fall and spring.” Just as important, “Downtown Denver is easily accessible by light rail, [with] a stop located right next to the campus.” Students love to take advantage of everything from the great restaurant scene to a Rockies baseball game. Simply put, “if you can’t find something to do, you’re doing something wrong.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
89
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
79

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Effectiveness Program

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Ted F. May Director, LEP / DSP

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
We require a full psychoeducational evaluation within the last three years. Ideally, we are looking for an aptitude test and an achievement test, though we are not strictly tied to a discrepancy model for diagnosis. If you have questions regarding appropriate testing, please contact the program.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Full evaluation documenting the diagnosis of ADHD, impact this has on student and recommended accommodations

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
160
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
19

24% join a fraternity
32% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

35% participate in intramural sports
6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Pioneers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Diving
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Pioneers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Colorado Boulder
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Colorado Boulder

Sustainability

The University of Denver is actively engaged in broad based action around sustainability practices on campus. Despite and increase in campus population and square footage of campus buildings, in 2014, DU reached the 2020 goal of a 24 percent carbon footprint reduction over the 2006 baseline. A focus on energy efficiency retrofits has led to an average annual savings of over 900,000 KWH. Recent water conservation efforts led to a one year 45 percent decrease in the use of irrigation water. Recent renovations to three buildings have led to LEED gold and silver certifications. The use of bicycles on campus has quadrupled over the last three years. This interest in alternative transportation is supported by a campus bike shop where student mechanics provide free tune ups for the campus community, bike mechanics and commuting classes, and a bike library (that supplements the city wide bike share also available on campus). Nearly all students and staff receive the benefit of a free all access pass for public transportation, including the light rail system, which has a station on campus. A new and expanded community garden provides a bridge between students and the neighborhood. Three community supported agriculture programs provide fresh, local food to campus, supplementing the monthly farmer’s market. The campus wide Sustainability Council is supplemented by staff sustainability committees in Student Life and the library and over thirteen student organizations (including four graduate groups). Sustainability across the curriculum continues to grow. Multiple classes each year use campus sustainability as a living, learning laboratory for their classes, contributing creative real world solutions to complex problems. The interdisciplinary sustainability minor continues to grow, with over sixty students representing twenty-three majors. Student leaders annually convene the Earth Day Summit inviting all of campus to join in discussions on sustainability led by campus and regional leaders. The campus community just concluded a yearlong planning process that led to a three year Sustainability Plan with clear, measurable goals for stepping stones to sustainability.

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
24%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
14

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, Toshiba, and Lenovo.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Noah Schlueter
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admission
2197 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO 80208

Phone
303-871-3377

Email
admission@du.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Green (Driscoll Lawn)
Ritchie Center (athletic facility)
Anderson Academic Commons (library)
Newman Center (performing arts)
Jazzman's Cafe (located inside Driscoll Center)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cherry Creek Mall
Lower Downtown
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Coors Field
Washington Park area

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., M-F
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., M-F

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://admission.du.edu/admissions/visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
For accepted students only. Available during academic year only. Not available over breaks or exams.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airport shuttles, taxis, light rail, RTD buses. Closest airport is Denver International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-25, exit University Boulevard, travel south to intersection of University and Evans and turn right.

Local Accommodations
Fairfield Inn 1680 S. Colorado Blvd. 800-228-2800 303-691-2223 1.9 Miles JW Marriott at Cherry Creek 150 Clayton Lane 800-228-9290 303-316-2700 3 Miles La Quinta Inn Cherry Creek 1975 S. Colorado Blvd. 800-531-5900 303-758-8886 1.2 Miles Loews Denver Hotel 4150 E. Mississippi Ave. 800-345-9172 303-782-9300 2.7 Miles Burnsley All Suite Hotel 1000 Grant Street 303-830-1000 800-231-3915 4.8 Miles Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek 1475 S. Colorado Blvd. 303-757-8797 2.1 Miles Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek 4150 E. Kentucky Ave. Glendale, CO 80246 303-692-1800 2.7 miles The Inn at Cherry Creek 233 Clayton St. 303.377.8577 3.2 miles
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Key Stats

13,670
Applicants
5,643
Size
76%
Acceptance Rate
1200
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists