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University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO

At A Glance

Main Address

1380 Lawrence St Ste 1000

Denver, CO 80204-2058

www.ucdenver.edu

Admission Office

Box 173364, Campus Box 167

Denver, CO 80217-3364

(303) 315-2601

Fax : (303) 315-2610

admissions@ucdenver.edu

Contact : Catherine Wilson

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Code: 4875

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 52.0%

Total undergraduates : 13,047

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,585

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 46.0%

Average financial aid package : $9,773.00

In-State Tuition : $11,177.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $31,787.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Library, student union, and some classrooms shared with Metropolitan State University of Denver and Community College of Denver.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : Aug 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : Aug 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Aug 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : May 15

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 52.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 70.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Health Professions : 15.0%
Social Sciences : 12.0%
Biology : 8.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Engineering : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B M
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning M
Environmental Design/Architecture D
Landscape Architecture M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Ethnic Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy M
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology D
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biomedical Sciences, General B M
Biostatistics D M
Biotechnology M
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology D
Computational Biology D
Epidemiology D M
Human/Medical Genetics D
Immunology D
Microbiology, General D
Molecular Biology D
Neuroscience D
Oncology and Cancer Biology D
Pharmacology D
Physiology, General D
Toxicology D

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Finance, General M
International Business/Trade/Commerce M
Management Science M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General M
Organizational Behavior Studies M
Taxation M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B D M
Information Science/Studies M

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching M
Education, General B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Mathematics Teacher Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Urban Education and Leadership D

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B D M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B M
Engineering Science D
Engineering, General B M
Mechanical Engineering B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M
Writing, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Anesthesiologist Assistant M
Dental Clinical Sciences, General M
Genetic Counseling/Counselor M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General D M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Medical Science/Scientist D M
Nursing Administration D M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D M
Physician Assistant M
Pre-Dentistry Studies B
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Pre-Nursing Studies B
Pre-Pharmacy Studies B
Pre-Veterinary Studies B
Public Health, General B D M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B D
Rehabilitation Science D

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies M

Library Science
Library and Information Science M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics D M
Mathematics, General B
Statistics, General M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences D
Biological and Physical Sciences M
Cognitive Science, General D
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General M
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Physics, General B

Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience B
Educational Psychology M
Health/Medical Psychology D
Psychology, General B M
School Psychology D

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration D M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration B M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B M
Economics, General B M
Geographic Information Science and Cartography M
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B M
Social Sciences, General M
Sociology B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

205 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : computational math centers, applied psychology center, environmental science center, transportation research center, fourth world center for study of indigenous law and politics, center for media forensics, art gallery

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 13,047

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,585

Degree-seeking undergrads : 11,669

Graduate enrollment : 9,056

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 91.0%

Out of state students : 9.0%

Part Time students : 25.0%

Percentage of males : 45.0%

Percentage of females : 55.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 10.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 25.0%

White : 44.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 8.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Sentry

Student Newspaper URL : http://cu-sentry.com/#

Housing Options

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Lynx

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Volleyball

Women's Club

Other Sports : cycling, taekwondo


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 9,565

Admitted : 6,438

Enrolled : 1,585

Somewhat selective 67.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Character/Personal Qualities

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

SAT score use policy

All SAT Scores Required for Review

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Previous academic performance including high school course work and GPA; evidence of academic ability and accomplishments as indicated by test scores; and evidence of maturity, motivation, potential for academic success most important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 20.0%

Top Quarter : 50.0%

Top Half : 82.0%

Bottom Half : 18.0%

Bottom Quarter : 3.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 19.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 15.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 14.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 29.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 22.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 4.0%

600 - 699 : 23.0%

500 - 599 : 52.0%

400 - 499 : 19.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 10.0%

24 - 29 : 39.0%

18 - 23 : 44.0%

12 - 17 : 7.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 39.0%

18 - 23 : 36.0%

12 - 17 : 19.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 14.0%

24 - 29 : 31.0%

18 - 23 : 40.0%

12 - 17 : 14.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: The Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) allows students to take advanced work while in high school and then be examined for credit at the college level. Students who take advanced placement courses and subsequently receive scores of 3, 4 or 5 on the CEEB Advanced Placement Examination are generally given college credit for lower-level courses in which they have demonstrated proficiency.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Academic Electives

2

0

Science Lab

2

0

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

1

2

Computer Science

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 84.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 26.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

500 - 600

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

500 - 620

ACT Composite

20 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: The University of Colorado Denver utilizes the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, as a way to allow incoming students to gain college credit for lower-level courses and advanced standing in those areas, as they are offered by the University. In order to qualify for AP credits, students must have received scores of 3, 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

FINE 1400

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

FINE 1500

All

Art History

3

3

FINE 2600

All

4

6

FINE 2600, FINE 2610

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

3

8*

BIOL 1550, BIOL 1560

Biology

4

6

BIOL 2051, BIOL 2061

All

4

8*

BIOL 2051,2061,2071, 2081

Biology

Calculus AB

3

3

--

All

4

4

MATH 1401

All

Calculus BC

3

4

--

All

4

8

MATH 1401, MATH 2411

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

Other

3

4*

CHEM 1474

All

4

9*

CHEM 2031, CHEM 2038, CHEM 2061, CHEM 2068

All

4

6

CHEM 2031, CHEM 2061

Other

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

CHIN 2110

All

4

6

CHIN 2110, 2120

All

5

6

CHIN 2120, CHIN 3999AE

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PSCI 1001

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

FINE 1100

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1020

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL1999AE

All

Environmental Science

3

4*

ENVS 1044, ENVS 1045

All

3

3

--

Other

European History

3

6

HIST 1211, 1212

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FREN 2110

All

4

6

FREN 2110, FREN 2120

All

5

6

FREN 2120, FREN 3999AE

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GRMN 2110

All

4

6

GRMN 2110, GRMN 2130

All

5

6

GRMN 2130, GRMN 3999AE**

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 1302

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

MLNG 1999AE

All

4

6

MLNG 1999AE

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

MLNG 1999AE

All

4

6

MLNG 1999AE

All

Latin

3

3

LATN 2010

All

4

6

LATN 2010, LATN 2020

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2012

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2022

All

Music Theory

3

3

PMUS 1100

All

Physics 1

3

3

--

Other

3

4*

--

All

4

5*

PHYS 2010​, 2030

All

4

--

PHYS 2010

Other

Physics 2

3

4*

--

All

3

3

--

Other

4

5*

PHYS 2020​, PHYS 2040

All

4

4

PHYS 2010

Other

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4*

--

All

3

3

--

Other

4

4

PHYS 2331

Other

4

5*

PHYS 2331, PHYS 2341

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4*

--

All

3

3

--

Other

4

5*

PHYS 2311, PHYS 2321

All

4

1

PHYS 2311

Other

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1000 and PSYC 1005

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 2110

All

4

6

SPAN 2110, SPAN 2120

All

5

6

SPAN 2120, SPAN 3999AE

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPAN 2110

All

4

3

SPAN 3999AE

All

5

6

SPAN 3999AE

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 2830

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PSCI 1101

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 1361, HIST 1362

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST 1016, HIST 1026

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

4

French I

50

3

German I

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 51.0%

% of loans / jobs : 49.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 95.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 73.0%

% Judged to have need : 85.0%

% that were offered aid : 79.0%

% that had need fully met : 1.0%

% of need met : 46.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $9,773.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,645.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $8,168.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,749.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $20,859.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Justin Jaramillo

Financial aid office phone : (303) 556-2886

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $330.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $1,017.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$11,177.00

$11,177.00

$11,177.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$31,787.00

$31,787.00

$31,787.00

Room and board:

$11,547.00

$11,547.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$3,789.00

$3,789.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,665.00

$1,665.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$24,524.00

$29,978.00

$18,431.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$45,134.00

$50,588.00

$39,041.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 1

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.4

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 3,358

Transfers admitted percentage: 66.0%

Transfers admitted: 2,246

Transfers enrolled percentage: 42.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,416

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Students transferring more than 30 approved credits are not required to submit standardized test scores or high school GPA.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: May 15

Application fee: $75.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $31,787.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,547.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,547.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,017.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $574,867.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 267

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 86

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 75

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser