University of Denver (DU) Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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The University of Denver (DU) accepts the majority of applicants each year. Students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted to the school. Those interested in applying can use the Common Application, saving time and energy when applying to multiple schools. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • University of Denver Acceptance Rate: 53 percent

University of Denver Description

The University of Denver main campus is located about seven miles from downtown Denver, and students have easy access to both outdoor activities and an urban center. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, DU was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The majority of undergraduate students, however, are in pre-professional programs, and about half of graduating students major in some area of business. At the graduate level, the University offers programs in law, social work, engineering, education, and many other subjects; students can earn degrees at the Master and Doctorate level.

In athletics, the University of Denver Pioneers compete primarily in the NCAA Division I Summit League. Winter sports such as skiing and hockey are particularly strong.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 11,614 (5,754 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46 percent male / 54 percent female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,422
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,021
  • Other Expenses: $2,634
  • Total Cost: $62,277

University of Denver Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85 percent
    • Loans: 41 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,800
    • Loans: $7,421

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Communication Studies, Finance, International Business, International Relations, Management, Marketing, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Basketball, Golf, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Tennis

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics