• Address: 2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

  • Phone Number: (303) 871-2000

  • Website: https://www.du.edu/

About

The University of Denver is a private not-for-profit university located at Denver, Colorado. With nationally recognized academic programs and internationally accessible alternate study programs, the University aims to deliver a rigorous and rewarding learning experience through a holistic take on education. The university cultivates leaders through the practice students earn through community involvement, research opportunities, and global exploration.

  • The acceptance rate is 53% at the University.

  • There is a total of 11,614 students enrolled in various programs available both online and offline.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 

  • The university accreditation is given by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • The university has a 79% total graduation rate


Online Education

  • The university provides 92 online programs across 15 disciplines at a flexible and convenient pace.

  • The university provides online facilities for interactive learning. This promotes a career-focused curriculum for continuing education for working adults.

  • The online classroom is facilitated by Canvas. Syllabus, discussions, lecture videos, assignments, grades and reading materials are frequently uploaded and periodically updated on the online platform.

  • Students opting for online education is required to register on PioneerWeb portal with the University ID and password.

  • Learning materials and syllabus is accessible through and facilitated by the Lynda online academic library and through various youtube videos.

  • There are options of a fully online, hybrid or HyFlex mode of study.


Reviews

Some of the reviews are as follows

  • The education at the University is challenging and accelerated in a very promising manner. Professors are phenomenal. The views are gorgeous around the campus.

  • The campus is beautiful and easy to navigate. Classrooms are interactive and professors are very approachable. 

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Denver, Colorado

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001371

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.du.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

  • Campus life at the UD is elegant and eventful with over 100 student-run clubs and organizations. The athletics team has won 33 NCAA national championships.

  • The student organizations include Hillel, Queer Student Alliance, Computer Science Club, DU Solar Car Team, Society of Physics Students, PioChem Club, Model United Nations, Anime Club, Needles for Needs Crafting Club, Skintight Outrage Improv Comedy, Vegan and Vegetarian Society and Colleges against Cancer among many others.

  • Daniel. L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness offers sports activities and professional coaching for Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Broomball, Volleyball, Tennis, Cornhole, Spikeball, Pond Hockey, Dodgeball, Racquetball, Wallyball, and Pickleball.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 87 % Part Time: 50 %
Total Population 11,614
Student Population Full Time: 8,592 Part Time: 3,022
Gender Division Male: 43 % Female: 57 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 75 %

The College Monk

Female: 83 %

Total Graduation Rate: 79 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

University of Denver offers 92 online programs across 15 Majors

Environmental Science

Offering 13 programs accross 3 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 15 programs accross 3 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 27 programs accross 3 degrees

Education

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 11 programs accross 2 degrees

Law

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Design

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Arts

Offering 6 programs accross 3 degrees

Admissions

University of Denver Acceptance Rate is 53%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $65
Graduate Application Fee $65

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 20,322
Total Applicants Admitted 10,867
Applicants Enrolled 1,399
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,377
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 22
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Denver Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 459
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,058
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 33%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 76%
SAT Math 605 average 550 - 660 range
SAT Critical Reading 610 average 560 - 660 range
SAT Writing 580 average 530 - 630 range
ACT Composite 28 average 26 - 30 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students wishing to avail financial aid from the University are required to fill in the FAFSA form. University of Denver with federal school code is 001371. The university provides financial assistance to its students in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships.

  • The Federal Aid options available at the university are Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, PLUS Loans, Federal Work-Study.

  • State Aid is available in the form grants and tuition fund which are Colorado Student Grant, College Opportunity Fund.

  • Institutional Aid is available as Residence Hall Grant, DU Educational Grant, Merit-Based Scholarship, Endowed Scholarship, Talent Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship and many more.

  • The university is military friendly and provides Military Aid in the form of Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance Program. 

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,490 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $2,913 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $5,550 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized loan $6,075 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $6,075 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $20,337 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time Dependent students June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Colorado Student Grant $3,000 Residents of Colorado. Demonstrate Financial need Enrolled at least half-time Varies
College Opportunity Fund. $3,983 Resident of Colorado. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.du.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Residence Hall Grant $3,000 Full-time Student. Merit-based. Varies
DU Educational Grant Varies Full-time Student. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Merit Based Scholarships Varies Merit-based. Full-time Student. Based on high school GPAs and scores on standardized tests Varies
Endowed scholarship Varies Full-time Student. Separate eligibiity criteria for each award determined by the office Varies
Talent Scholarship Varies Achievements in athletics, music, theater, speech, and art. Varies
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship $2,500 Transfer students who were a member of Phi Theta Kappa Undergraduate admission. Merit-based. Varies

Data Source: https://www.du.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $20,122 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Graduate students Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,403 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. graduate students Varies

Data Source: https://www.du.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $19,552
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,464
$48,001 - $75,000 $23,762
$75,001 - $110,000 $28,167
Over $110,000 $38,810

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 17% $4,512
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 85% $26,800
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 18% $6,954
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $25,293
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $7,421
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 41% $5,679
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 32,940
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 312 $12,207
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 78 $16,573
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 234 $10,751

Data Source: https://www.du.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

  • The main library of the university is located at the Anderson Academic Commons. The library is healthy with 114,000 online journals, over 2 million physical volumes and over 3 million electronic resources. There is also a Special Archives and Collections section with rare materials.

Rankings

  • The university is ranked 96th in National Universities and 59th in Best College for Veterans by US News.

  • It is also ranked 58th in Best Value Schools.

  • Forbes has ranked the University 155th in the Top Colleges list and 111th in Private Colleges.

  • They are also ranked 82nd in Research Universities.

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