Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings

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In the World#1963 of 14178
In North America#601 of 2629
In the United States#550 of 2528
In Colorado#11 of 38
In Denver#4 of 9

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
61%
Average SAT
1000
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
70%
Undergraduates
19,194
Graduates
886
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Metropolitan State University of Denver Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%63%60%
Applicants13,5835,2678,316
Admissions8,3263,3135,013
Freshmen enrolled full time1,8798541,025
Freshmen enrolled part time407186221

6,582 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,693 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,924 or 84%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 890
or below

75% of them
had 1110
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Metropolitan State University of Denver are 890-1110 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
350 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Metropolitan State University of Denver are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White10261 (51%)
Hispanic6007 (30%)
Black or African American1244 (6%)
Two or more races956 (5%)
Asian861 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown466 (2%)
Nonresident Alien148 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native42 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander33 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,228
Students receiving aid
70%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,432$8,892
Tuition in-state$6,432$8,892
Tuition out-of-state$20,009$12,607
Fee in-district$1,719$1,719
Fee in-state$1,719$1,719
Fee out-of-state$1,719$1,719

Metropolitan State University of Denver Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Social Work72147
Business Administration and Management, General16911
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other175
Biology & Biological Sciences, General174
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other161
Accounting11941
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies159
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse129
Marketing & Marketing Management, General101
English Language and Literature, General91
Management Information Systems, General86
Nutrition Sciences82
Health & Health Care Administration & Management5321
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General74
Rhetoric and Composition73
Human Services, General71
Computer Science67
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew63
Finance, General63
History, General57
Developmental and Child Psychology56
Fine & Studio Arts, General52
Meeting and Event Planning48
Hospitality Administration & Management, General47
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other43
Mathematics, General43
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General43
Environmental Science41
Education, General41
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanical Technology & Technician37
Journalism35
Political Science and Government, General35
Technical and Scientific Communication32
Early Childhood Education and Teaching31
Elementary Education and Teaching30
Chemistry, General29
Industrial and Product Design29
Sociology29
Civil Engineering Technology & Technician28
Music, General26
Anthropology26
Design and Visual Communications, General24
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician23
Economics, General23
Biochemistry22
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General22
Special Education and Teaching, General20
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management19
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General19
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies18
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies18
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16
Aviation & Airway Management and Operations16
Fire Services Administration14
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching11
Linguistics11
Music Teacher Education10
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General9
Athletic Training & Trainer9
Philosophy8
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7
Geography6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other6
Physics, General6
Geology & Earth Science, General6
Behavioral Sciences5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other5
Art Teacher Education5
Hotel & Motel Administration & Management4
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies4
African-American & Black Studies3
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations3
Land Use Planning and Management & Development3
Dance, General1
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering1
Systems Engineering1
Restaurant & Food Services Management1
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other1
Grand Total3,164261
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate28%22%35%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 47%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,367
Citations
32,663

Publication count by topic

Psychology
449
Computer science
226
Sociology
211
Political science
186
Business
181
Economics
167
Medicine
140
Biology
109
Mathematics
83
Engineering
74
Chemistry
58
Philosophy
55
History
55
Geography
47
Environmental science
42
Art
39
Physics
32
Geology
30
Materials science
26

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy713285
Business9204,037
Psychology101211,560
Sociology10971,600
History124672
Political science1258557
Economics13441,732
Geology1818444
Physics19021,267
Environmental science2074796
Art21508
Mathematics23581,069
Geography2402236
Engineering2604480
Biology26062,651
Computer science26141,162
Medicine27131,409
Chemistry3637691
Materials science3644313

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901253
19911255
19922054
19931165
19941371
199516101
199623111
199730149
199830156
199930220
200035279
200125335
200237453
200326547
200430425
200534583
200646637
200739725
200854884
2009751111
2010681151
20111451413
20121101630
20131351793
20141472115
20151882185
20161512323
20171282534
20181422336
20191382804
20201613174

General info

Alternative namesMSUD
Founded1965
WikipediaMetropolitan State University of Denver
MottoWe Educate Colorado
Colorsblue, red
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff1,667
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

AddressSpeer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80217-3362
United States
City population683,000
Phone3035563058
Fax+1 (303) 556 5014

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