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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||13%||13%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Denver and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.