Resources › For Students and Parents University of Colorado Denver Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Colorado Denver. bradleygee / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated July 30, 2017 University of Colorado Denver Admissions Overview: Admission to the University of Colorado Denver is not overly selective, but successful applicants will need solid grades and standardized test scores to get in. About a quarter of applicants will not be admitted. Admission decisions are based largely on an index of grades, class rank, and ACT scores / SAT scores. You will not need to write an essay for the UCD application. Admissions Data (2016): University of Colorado Denver Acceptance Rate: 61%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for the University of Colorado DenverTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 590SAT Math: 480 / 600SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanColorado colleges SAT comparisonACT Composite: 21 / 26ACT English: 20 / 26ACT Math: 19 / 26What these ACT numbers meanColorado colleges ACT comparison University of Colorado Denver Description: UCD, the University of Colorado Denver, is one of the three institutions that make up the University of Colorado system. Over 80% of students come from Colorado. The university offers over 140 degree programs through its 13 schools and colleges. The university frequently ranks well among public universities in the west, and the health and biological fields are particularly strong. At the undergraduate level, business and nursing are the most popular majors, and the university offers some on-line options. Campus life is active, and students can participate in any of the more than 100 clubs and organizations, ranging from academic clubs, to honor societies, to performing arts groups. The university has many athletic facilities but does not compete in an NAIA or NCAA conference. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 23,960 (14,622 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female58% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $9,228 (in-state); $24,924 (out-of-state)Books: $1,800 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,205Other Expenses: $5,193Total Cost: $27,426 (in-state); $43,122 (out-of-state) University of Colorado Denver Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 73%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 55%Loans: 40%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,381Loans: $5,506 Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%Transfer Out Rate: - %4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%6-Year Graduation Rate: 48% Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Profiles of Other Colorado Colleges Adams State | Air Force Academy | Colorado Christian | Colorado College | Colorado Mesa | Colorado School of Mines | Colorado State | CSU Pueblo | Fort Lewis | Johnson & Wales | Metro State | Naropa | Regis | University of Colorado | UC Colorado Springs | UC Denver | University of Northern Colorado | Western State If You Like the University of Colorado Denver, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Oregon: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphArizona State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Wyoming: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNew York University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphStanford University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Utah: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphOregon State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Texas at Austin: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUC - Los Angeles: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Washington: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHarvard University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Colorado Boulder: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Colorado Denver Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.ucdenver.edu/about-us/mvv/Pages/default.aspx "The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world."