University of Denver Rankings

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In the World#402 of 14178
In North America#163 of 2629
In the United States#140 of 2528
In Colorado#3 of 38
In Denver#1 of 9
In History#255 of 5,620

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
59%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$37,263 /y
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
5,774
Graduates
7,157
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
du.edu

University of Denver Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate59%58%59%
Applicants21,0289,04811,980
Admissions12,3455,2217,124
Freshmen enrolled full time1,337572765
Freshmen enrolled part time1486

1,072 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,551 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
739 or 55%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1170
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of Denver are 1170-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
743 or 55%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in University of Denver are 26-31 (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 by race or ethnicity

White8682 (67%)
Hispanic1575 (12%)
Nonresident Alien761 (6%)
Two or more races560 (4%)
Black or African American522 (4%)
Asian475 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown269 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native23 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander19 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$37,263/year
Average aid awarded
$29,958
Students receiving aid
90%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$19,659
$30-48K$20,735
$48-75K$27,530
$75-110K$31,512
$110K+$41,414

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$51,336$51,336
Tuition in-state$51,336$51,336
Tuition out-of-state$51,336$51,336
Fee in-district$1,179$303
Fee in-state$1,179$303
Fee out-of-state$1,179$303

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,753
Combined charge for room and board$13,437
Room charge$8,385
Meal charge$5,052

University of Denver Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Social Work2945
Law238
Business & Commerce, General44147
International Relations and Affairs80812
Speech Communication and Rhetoric71725
Finance, General1381
Accounting4593
Marketing & Marketing Management, General9538
Psychology, General9865
Information Technology1107
Natural Resources Management and Policy103
Biology & Biological Sciences, General6493
Business Statistics4531
Real Estate2252
Computer Science4718
Counseling Psychology557
Curriculum and Instruction557
Clinical Psychology2035
Psychology, Other54
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management54
Mechanical Engineering37103
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration378
Music, General833
English Language and Literature, General25311
International Business & Trade & Commerce371
Political Science and Government, General36
Molecular Biology35
Taxation35
Hospitality Administration & Management, General34
Library and Information Science34
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other33
Educational Leadership and Administration, General249
Mathematics, General2066
Biochemistry30
Economics, General263
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10109
Forensic Psychology29
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General27
Geographic Information Science and Cartography26
Criminology24
Environmental Science24
Health & Health Care Administration & Management24
Creative Writing24
Geography1822
Anthropology912
Development Economics and International Development19
Religion & Religious Studies279
Art History, Criticism and Conservation413
Graphic Design152
History, General16
International & Global Studies313
Information Science & Studies16
Physics, General933
Journalism15
Chemistry, General762
Sociology15
Public Policy Analysis, General510
Legal Studies, General14
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General14
Engineering, Other131
Transportation & Mobility Management14
International Finance13
Educational Statistics and Research Methods58
Art & Art Studies, General12
Clinical Child Psychology57
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General11
Philosophy11
Securities Services Administration & Management11
Music Performance, General10
Biological and Physical Sciences10
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law10
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance10
Humanities & Humanistic Studies10
Spanish Language and Literature9
Film & Cinema & Video Studies9
Mass Communication & Media Studies8
Ecology8
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other8
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst7
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs7
Organizational Behavior Studies6
Computer Engineering, General42
Communication and Media Studies, Other6
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence6
Business Administration and Management, General5
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering5
Legal Professions and Studies, Other5
Tax Law & Taxation5
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law5
Computer and Information Sciences, General4
Musicology and Ethnomusicology4
Asian-American Studies3
Molecular Biophysics3
Public Administration3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other2
Environmental Studies2
Game and Interactive Media Design2
Materials Science11
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other1
Music Theory and Composition1
Music Technology1
Italian Language and Literature1
French Language and Literature1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other1
Russian Language and Literature1
Engineering, General1
Grand Total1,3601,921389
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate77%72%81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%
  • Part-time retention rate - 69%

Publications & Citations

Publications
14,221
Citations
519,098

Publication count by topic

Psychology
3,098
Computer science
1,136
Sociology
979
Mathematics
884
Political science
864
Chemistry
805
Physics
796
Medicine
746
Biology
703
Materials science
680
Business
549
Engineering
524
Economics
484
History
307
Environmental science
292
Geography
243
Philosophy
152
Art
145
Geology
93

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History1522,900
Psychology194193,032
Political science2639,527
Sociology31319,480
Economics43917,070
Physics44655,250
Environmental science47415,530
Geography5285,917
Business53211,742
Mathematics60322,404
Engineering69810,915
Computer science69926,621
Geology7734,449
Philosophy944134
Medicine99824,585
Materials science100217,513
Art106074
Biology106228,162
Chemistry112723,096

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901221760
19911141855
19921172217
19931202419
19941242631
19951152846
19961863255
19971263354
19981323961
19991484639
20001635110
20011825920
20021816540
20031787259
20042378077
20052629530
200626710652
200734611806
200839113159
200939716092
201050520245
201157924006
201256127922
201361830821
201465231563
201572833926
201676233740
201782035316
201871432566
201982138381
202083543604

General info

Alternative namesDU
Founded1864
WikipediaUniversity of Denver
MottoPro Scientia et Religione
For Science and Religion
Colorscrimson, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - November; January-March; March-June). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff2,754
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, Colorado, 80208
United States
City population683,000
Phone3038712000
Fax+1 (303) 871 3522

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