DU Admission Requirements
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 56% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,563 out of 20,475 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 24 percent. University of Denver typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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DU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT56%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. 56 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|
|1370 and Above||Good||>68%|
|1270 to 1370||Avg +||56%-68%|
|1170 to 1270||Avg -||43%-56%|
|1070 to 1170||Reach||31%-43%|
|Less than 1070||Low||<31%|
DU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT56%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Denver.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>71%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||56%-71%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||45%-56%|
|24 to 26||Reach||35%-45%|
|Less than 24||Low||<35%|
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 56% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||14%||13%|
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
56% of students submit their SAT scores to DU. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
56% 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 1170 and 1370. 56% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.