Overview

Applicants
3,521
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
2,951
with Terminal Degree
2,091

1,502
Men
1,449
Women
304
Minority
87
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Composition.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Ed Adams
Navigant International, Inc.

Christie Austin
Marsico Capital Management

Mary Gearhart, P.E.
ARCADIS Gerahty and Miller

Ron Montoya
Plasti Com

Richard Schaden
Quizno's

Al Stecklein
Gates Rubber Company

Peter Teets
Air Force

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,715

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,624

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,831

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,054
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,010
Required Fees
$878
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$2,160
Transportation for Commuters
$1,260

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,990
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,036
Foreign Countries Represented
57

Demographics

56% female
44% male
4% are out of state
56% are full time
44% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
5%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
27%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
77
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Orientation, academic advising, scholarship information, cultural programs and indepth advocacy and counseling.

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 Colorado Denver knows that sustainability is “the only way that we will be able to continue to provide a high quality education for current and future students.” One of the university’s two campuses, the Anschutz Medical Campus, has been awarded STARS Silver rating. On both campuses, newly constructed buildings are built to LEED Gold or higher design standards. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the university standard for sustainable building strategies. Currently, CU Denver is working for LEED certification for a new Health and Wellness Center among other projects. The university’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems has been featured everywhere from NPR to the New York Times and has teamed up with over twenty Colorado cities to develop sustainable infrastructure plans. Both the Denver campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus offer single stream recycling where all recyclable materials are collected in one large container. In addition, both campuses have access to Zimride, a free rideshare program that lets students save money and help the environment at the same time. In 1993, CU Denver established the Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy to bring businesses, governments, and non-profits together for sustainable initiatives. Students who want a green degree can now minor in sustainability with an interdisciplinary course load culled from the biology, anthropology, history, philosophy departments, and more. Many graduate programs including the Business School also have sustainable specializations.


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

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell; Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217

Phone
3035563287

Email
visit@cudenver.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
PE/Events Center and Emmanuel Gallery
The Auraria Library
Tivoli Student Union
St. Elizabeth's Church
King Academic and Performing Arts Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Invesco Field at Mile High
Coors Field

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
3035563287

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fru 10am-2pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Denver International Airport is about 35 miles from the Denver. Buses, taxis, and shuttles are available for the drive from airport to campus. For taxi information, call Yellow Cab at 303-777-7777. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Denver.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-25/U.S. 87, exit to Speer Blvd. heading toward downtown Denver (southeast). Continue in the same direction when Speer splits for one-way traffic. Turn into the Auraria Campus at Larimer St. and proceed to the admissions office.

Local Accommodations
The Comfort Inn has a special where prospective students only pay $92 for a room. The normal rate is $119 per room. The Marriott Courtyard has a reduced rate of $135 a night. The normal rate is $155/night. When making reservations, mention the University of Colorado at Denver and the Educational Rate. Executive Tower Inn: This hotel has an educational rate of $89 plus tax. In order to receive this rate, you need to contact the Tour Coordinator (visit@cudenver.edu) about specific day and time you will need a room. The Executive Tower Inn requires that the Tour Coordinator call and reserve a room for the prospective student.


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