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DU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into DU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 10,938 out of 15,036 applicants or 73% were admitted making DU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Denver typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,238 6,798 15,036
Accepted 6,184 4,754 10,938
Acceptance Rate 75% 70% 73%
Enrolled 791 635 1,426
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Denver and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that DU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 74 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Denver.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1180 1380
SAT Reading 600 690
SAT Math 580 690
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 25 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >82%
28 to 30 Avg + 73%-82%
26 to 28 Avg - 61%-73%
24 to 26 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 24 Low <48%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >82%
1280 to 1380 Avg + 73%-82%
1180 to 1280 Avg - 61%-73%
1080 to 1180 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1080 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Denver. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Denver was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as DU accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 54% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

You have 112 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Denver and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127060 IPEDS survey data for University of Denver.