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University of Denver (DU)

2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO

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  • Phone: (303) 871-2036

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  • Phone: (303) 871-4020

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University of Denver provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Denver, Colorado and operated as a private institution. Enrollment at DU exceeds twelve thousand per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs University of Denver offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Very common scores among applicants accepted to DU are between 25 to 30 on the ACT, or 1650 to 1970 for the SAT exam. University of Denver admits about 70% of students applying. Of those applicants admitted, nearly 17% enrolled.

Tuition is approximately $42,000 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $7,100. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

DU participates in sports through the NCAA's Sun Belt Conference in Basketball.

For a complete list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.du.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates DU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into University of Denver.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading550 - 660
SAT ® Math560 - 670
SAT ® Writing540 - 640
SAT ® Total Score1650 - 1970

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English25 - 32
ACT ® Math25 - 30
ACT ® Composite Score25 - 30

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into DU

The table below lists the chances of getting into University of Denver.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions7,160 (68%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,243 (17%)

Student Enrollment

University of Denver has a total student population of about 12,000, where graduate students make up roughly 54% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $38,000-$46,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,100 to $1,300 per unit

A number professional schools of study are operated by University of Denver. These schools may have varying tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Law School (Tuition: $1,300/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$18,915
Receiving Student Loans41%$6,660

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of Denver may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

University of Denver has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years60%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • English Language Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Tax Law, Taxation (M)
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (M)
  • Legal Professions and Studies (M)
  • Legal Studies (B)

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences


  • Curriculum and Instruction (C, D, M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (C, D, M)
  • Higher Education Administration (D, M)
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods (D, M)
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Natural Resources and Conservation

Library Science

  • Library Science, Librarianship (M)


Computer and Information Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music Performance (B, C)
  • Music (B, M)
  • Art History (B, M)
  • Drama (B)
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Graphic Design (B)
  • Film Studies (B)
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology (B)
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies (B)

English Language and Literature


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (M)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (B)
  • Global Studies (B, M)
  • Science, Technology and Society (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Italian Language and Literature (B)
  • Russian Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)


Engineering Technology

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Security and Protective Services

  • Securities Services Administration and Management (M)

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Math (B, D, M)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (D)

Physical Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Asian-American Studies (B)
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (B)

Agriculture Operations

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