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University of Denver Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Denver. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Denver Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Denver was awarded 88 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, U of Denver is ranked #176 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

U of Denver also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U of Denver?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Denver is a competitive 58%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to U of Denver 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 )
U of Denver 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

The student to faculty ratio at U of Denver is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Denver is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Denver

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Denver enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at U of Denver for first-time, full-time students is 67%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  67 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at U of Denver

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,765 undergraduates at U of Denver with 5,494 being full-time and 271 being part-time.

U of Denver Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 95.30 out of 100, U of Denver is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.30 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Denver Cost?

The overall average net price of U of Denver is $28,991. 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 U of Denver

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,095 $19,601 $21,575 $28,981 $39,726

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 U of Denver, 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 U of Denver, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $8,414 a year. That adds up to $33,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of Denver is 1.8%. 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 U of Denver Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from U of Denver 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 U of Denver 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. The location of U of Denver is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of Denver

Contact details for U of Denver 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 94 majors graduated from University of Denver. Of these students, 1,626 received undergraduate degrees and 2,311 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
Finance & Financial Management 148 $56,900
General Psychology 147 $33,900
Marketing 102 $41,700
Communication & Media Studies 99 $35,700
International Relations & National Security 89 $29,500
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 68 NA
General Biology 67 $24,800
Political Science & Government 52 $30,900
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 48 NA
Computer Science 47 NA

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

Online Learning at U of Denver

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 2017-2018, 2,231 students took at least one online class at University of Denver. This is an increase from the 1,752 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,231 1,604
2016-2017 1,752 1,295
2015-2016 1,771 1,244
2014-2015 1,940 1,288
2013-2014 1,742 1,235

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