University of Denver

University of Denver Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Denver Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Denver was awarded 179 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical child psychology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, DU is ranked #488 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 39 colleges in Colorado, DU is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DU?

Acceptance Rate

University of Denver has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for DU.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to DU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Denver  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Denver  ( 570 to 670 )
DU received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Denver  ( 25 to 30 )

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University of Denver Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At DU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Denver is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Denver

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Denver has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At DU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 67%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  67 out of 100

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University of Denver Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,774 undergraduates at DU with 5,478 being full-time and 296 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Denver Cost?

The overall average net price of DU is $32,361. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,659 $20,735 $27,530 $31,512 $41,414

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DU, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $8,504 a year. That adds up to $34,016 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DU is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do DU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $56,500 in their early years. This is good news for future DU graduates since it is 42% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Denver

University of Denver is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Denver, Colorado. Denver is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for DU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2000

University of Denver Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 91 majors graduated from University of Denver. Of these students, 1,551 received undergraduate degrees and 2,451 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 134 $33,900
Finance & Financial Management 134 $56,900
International Relations & National Security 114 $29,500
Marketing 103 $41,700
Communication & Media Studies 83 $35,700
General Biology 69 $24,800
General Business/Commerce 53 $25,700
Computer Science 51 NA
Accounting 49 $58,100
Romance Languages 43 $26,100

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Denver along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 3,623 students took at least one online class at University of Denver. This is an increase from the 2,231 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,623 2,551
2017-2018 2,231 1,604
2016-2017 1,752 1,295
2015-2016 1,771 1,244
2013-2014 1,742 1,235

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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