Chances of getting into University of Denver
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into DU and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,554 out of 19,904 applicants were admitted making DU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 21 percent. University of Denver typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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DU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT33%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1230|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1410|
|Average SAT Score||1320|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Denver?
University of Denver typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. 33 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1410 and Above||Good||>70%|
|1320 to 1410||Avg +||58%-70%|
|1230 to 1320||Avg -||45%-58%|
|1140 to 1230||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 1140||Low||<32%|
DU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT76%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into DU?
Admission data indicates that DU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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. The school ranks #4 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Denver.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>72%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||58%-72%|
|25 to 27||Avg -||47%-58%|
|23 to 25||Reach||37%-47%|
|Less than 23||Low||<37%|
Avg. High School GPA3.67
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #3 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as DU accepts 58% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
76% of University of Denver freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||45%|
|Top 25% of class||76%|
|Top 50% of class||95%|
|Bottom 50% of class||5%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||14%||13%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply36
Applicants have 36 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to DU before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
33% of students submit their SAT scores to DU. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
58% of those who apply are granted admission to DU. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1230 and 1410. 33% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.