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#504 of 14,131 In the World
#187 of 2,597 In North America
#162 of 2,496 In the United States
#4 of 38 In Colorado
#2 of 9 In Denver
#37 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 167 other topics
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Acceptance rate
64%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$39,973 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
5,867
Graduates
8,263
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.du.edu

University of Denver Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of Denver has an acceptance rate of 64% and is among the top 25% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 64% 62% 65%
Applicants 22,694 9,310 13,384
Admissions 14,440 5,794 8,646
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,600 689 911
Freshmen enrolled part time 21 13 8

2,198 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,512 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
385 or 24%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1200
or below

75% of them
had 1390
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Denver are 1200-1390 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
436 or 27%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 27
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Denver are 27-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 9370 (67%)
Hispanic 1900 (13%)
Two or more races 724 (5%)
Black or African American 627 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 576 (4%)
Asian 567 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 278 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 19 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 18 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend University of Denver is $39,973 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$39,973/year
Average aid awarded
$31,672
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,488
$30-48K $19,490
$48-75K $25,017
$75-110K $27,569
$110K+ $43,170

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $53,640$53,640
Tuition in-state $53,640$53,640
Tuition out-of-state $53,640$53,640
Fee in-district $1,179$303
Fee in-state $1,179$303
Fee out-of-state $1,179$303

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,647
Combined charge for room and board $14,674
Room charge $9,262
Meal charge $5,412

University of Denver majors

University of Denver has granted 1,407 bachelor's degrees across 63 programs, 2,389 master's across 71 programs, and 396 doctorate degrees across 24 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of Denver.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Social Work 500 4
Business & Commerce, General 34 195 4
Law 233
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 79 148 5
International Relations and Affairs 91 60 2
Finance, General 149
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 141
Environmental & Natural Resources Management and Policy, General 137
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 111 19
Psychology, General 118 6 3
Information Technology 114
Accounting 40 59
Business Statistics 46 39
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 68 8 7
Curriculum and Instruction 61 14
Real Estate 33 34
Clinical Psychology 21 43
Counseling Psychology 51 11
Computer Science 47 6 2
Information Science & Studies 55
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 52
Psychology, Other 47
Library and Information Science 45
Music, General 7 38
Mechanical Engineering 33 7 2
Economics, General 35 6
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 41
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 40
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 40
Political Science and Government, General 40
Creative Writing 39
English Language and Literature, General 26 2 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 20 4 8
Forensic Psychology 32
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 32
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 27 4
International Business & Trade & Commerce 31
Taxation 31
Environmental Science 30
Mathematics, General 24 1 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 15 11
Criminology 22
Graphic Design 16 5
History, General 21
International & Globalization Studies 2 19
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 11 8
International Finance 19
Clinical Child Psychology 8 10
Organizational Behavior Studies 18
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 16
Tax Law & Taxation 16
Biochemistry 15
Development Economics and International Development 14
Molecular Biology 14
Music Performance, General 14
Transportation & Mobility Management 14
Anthropology, General 6 7
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 13
Public Policy Analysis, General 6 7
Sociology, General 13
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4 8
Chemistry, General 9 2 1
Computer Engineering, General 12
Physics, General 8 2 2
Legal Studies 11
Biomedical Sciences, General 10
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 10
Religion & Religious Studies 1 1 8
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 10
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 9
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 9
Engineering, Other 8 1
Geography 9
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Ecology 8
Game and Interactive Media Design 8
Mass Communication & Media Studies 8
Communication and Media Studies, Other 7
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 7
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 7
Journalism 7
Securities Services Administration & Management 7
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Art & Art Studies, General 6
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst 6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 6
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 5
Molecular Biophysics 1 4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 4
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law 4
Materials Science 4
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 4
Systems Engineering 4
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 3
German Language and Literature 3
Music Technology 3
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 3
Philosophy 3
French Language and Literature 2
Italian Language and Literature 2
Medical Informatics 2
Public Administration 2
Russian Language and Literature 2
Business Administration and Management, General 1
Engineering, General 1
Environmental Studies 1
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 1
Physiology, General 1
Grand Total 1,407 2,389 396

University of Denver has a graduation rate of 76%, which is among the 15% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 76% 70% 80%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 63%

Publications & Citations

University of Denver is a world-class research university with 19,672 scientific papers published and 423,830 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Political Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Engineering, Physics, Law, Medicine, and Psychology.

Publications
19,672
Citations
423,830

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
12,026 / 229,349
Computer Science
7,953 / 210,386
Political Science
7,665 / 131,382
Environmental Science
7,515 / 166,091
Biology
7,445 / 205,188
Engineering
7,335 / 172,912
Physics
7,335 / 170,034
Law
7,079 / 127,120
Medicine
6,879 / 191,737
Psychology
6,820 / 193,718
Sociology
6,405 / 131,273
Philosophy
5,837 / 125,150
Chemistry
5,360 / 134,809
Quantum and Particle physics
5,304 / 123,256
Geography and Cartography
4,903 / 102,774
Business
4,494 / 82,763
Mathematics
4,137 / 110,262
Economics
3,969 / 71,204
History
3,702 / 56,357
Geology
3,608 / 91,838
Social Psychology
2,978 / 84,068
Archaeology
2,903 / 53,582
Psychiatry
2,876 / 102,056
Ecology
2,868 / 72,369
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,862 / 68,932
Statistics
2,855 / 89,253
Linguistics
2,699 / 65,513
Materials Science
2,516 / 65,672
Organic Chemistry
2,497 / 65,173
Biochemistry
2,451 / 61,732
Genetics
2,443 / 64,543
Art & Design
2,249 / 34,644
Child Psychology
2,107 / 91,787
Paleontology
2,092 / 52,191
Pathology
2,078 / 60,418
Neuroscience
2,056 / 79,334
Development Studies
2,005 / 31,515
Management
1,978 / 40,796
Optical Engineering
1,827 / 60,787
Clinical Psychology
1,660 / 66,926

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 160 1270
1991 149 1349
1992 160 1553
1993 165 1678
1994 166 1864
1995 175 2018
1996 220 2420
1997 186 2338
1998 202 2708
1999 220 2937
2000 209 3286
2001 221 3708
2002 225 4124
2003 215 4553
2004 269 5023
2005 288 5990
2006 282 6600
2007 371 7136
2008 442 7735
2009 453 9499
2010 534 11085
2011 628 13077
2012 676 15133
2013 760 16957
2014 827 18222
2015 878 20076
2016 896 21198
2017 1033 23249
2018 907 24437
2019 1014 29284
2020 1097 35859
2021 1217 44455
2022 983 39369
Academic rankings

University of Denver alumni

  1. Condoleezza Rice

    Condoleezza Rice
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    pedagoguewriterautobiographerpolitical scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Condoleezza Rice is an American diplomat and political scientist who is the current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. A member of the Republican Party, she previously served as the 66th United States secretary of state from 2005 to 2009 and as the 19th U.S. national security advisor from 2001 to 2005. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state and the first woman to serve as national security advisor. Until the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008, Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, were the highest-ranking African Americans in the history of the federal executive branch (by virtue of the secretary of state standing fourth in the presidential line of succession). At the time of her appointment as Secretary of State, Rice was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States to be in the presidential line of succession.

  2. Phil Heath

    Phil Heath
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    bodybuilder
    Biography

    Phillip Jerrod Heath is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He is a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, having won the competition every year from 2011 to 2017. His latest victory tied him with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the joint-second number of all-time Mr. Olympia wins, behind Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney, who are joint-first with eight wins each. His physique is considered one of the best and well balanced bodybuilding physiques of all time.

  3. Richard Hilton

    Richard Hilton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    entrepreneursocialitebusiness executivebusinessperson
    Biography

    Richard Howard Hilton is an American businessman. He is the chairman and co-founder of Hilton & Hyland, a real estate brokerage firm based in Beverly Hills, California, that specializes in homes and estates in Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, Bel-Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Hollywood Hills, as well as estates from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

  4. Sinbad

    Sinbad
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    television actorvoice actortelevision producerfilm producerfilm actor
    Biography

    David Adkins, better known by his stage name Sinbad, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series such as Coach Walter Oakes in A Different World (1987–1991) and as David Bryan on The Sinbad Show (1993–1994), and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, Good Burger, and Planes.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names DU
Founded 1864
Motto Pro Scientia et Religione
For Science and Religion
Colors crimson, gold
Academic calendar September to June (September - November; January-March; March-June). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff 2,776
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, Colorado, 80208
United States
City population 716,000
Phone 3038712000

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