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University of Colorado Denver

Denver, Colorado

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Overview

Student Population
25,645
University of Colorado Denver overview
Location Denver, Colorado
Online ucdenver.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of Colorado Denver overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Denver, Colorado, University of Colorado Denver is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,565 prospective students applied, and 6,438 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,585 enrolled in the school.  13,182 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 12,463 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,920 plus fees of $1,415. CU Denver is ranked 325 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
8/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

CU Denver is rated within the top 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Colorado Denver within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
University of Colorado Denver overview
SAT 1000/1220
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.43
Applications Accepted
67.3% 
University of Colorado Denver overview
Applications Due Jul 22, 2021
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition
$7,920
In State Costs for University of Colorado Denver
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,415
Room and Board $13,250
Budget for Other Expenses$5,769
Total One Year Cost$30,154
Out of State Resident Tuition
$24,408
Out of State Costs for University of Colorado Denver
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,415
Room and Board $13,250
Budget for Other Expenses$5,769
Total One Year Cost$46,642

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$68,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Colorado Denver students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Social Sciences 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Health Professions 11%
Psychology 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126562 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Denver.

Current students may use the University of Colorado Denver GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.