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University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

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Student Population
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Location Denver, Colorado
Online du.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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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 Denver is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 21,028 prospective students applied, and 12,345 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,351 enrolled in the school.  8,528 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,424 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $51,336 plus fees of $1,179. DU is ranked 86 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



DU is rated within the top 19% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1170/1350
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.67
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for University of Denver
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,179
Room and Board $13,437
Budget for Other Expenses$2,940
Total One Year Cost$70,092

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$63,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
78% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Denver students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 42%
Social Sciences 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Communication 7%
Psychology 6%

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

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