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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO

At A Glance

Main Address

890 Auraria Parkway

Denver, CO 80204-2005

https://www.msudenver.edu/

Admission Office

Campus Box 16

Box 173362

Denver, CO 80217

(303) 556-3058

Fax : (720) 778-5794

admissions@msudenver.edu

Contact : Vaughn Toland

Executive Director of Admissions and Outreach

Type of School

Large

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4505

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : July 1

Total undergraduates : 19,194

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,435

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 44.0%

Average financial aid package : $8,005.00

In-State Tuition : $9,093.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $24,367.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Child care center shared with Community College of Denver and University of Colorado Denver. Degree completion programs offered at off-campus sites in Englewood.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jul 1

Priority application due : --

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 : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jul 21

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 15

College will notify student : Dec 1

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

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 : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

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

Returning for sophomore year : 67.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 21.0%
Health Professions : 8.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 8.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%
English : 5.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 5.0%
Security and Protective Services : 5.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

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

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations C
Agricultural and Food Products Processing C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B C
Finance, General B C
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B C
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B C
Meeting and Event Planning B
Restaurant/Food Services Management B
Tourism and Travel Services Management C
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual and Multilingual Education C
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism C
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Special Education and Teaching, General B

Engineering
Computer Engineering, General B
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B
Materials Engineering C
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians B
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician B C
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Rhetoric and Composition B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B C
Linguistics B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B C
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician C
Health and Wellness, General C
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B M
Medical Informatics B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist C

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Military Technologies
Air and Space Operations Technology C

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B
Nutrition Sciences B C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Land Use Planning and Management/Development B C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B C
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General B
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology B
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General B C
Social Work B C M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B
Fire Services Administration B

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

Transportation & Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew B
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations B C

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Art/Art Studies, General B
Design and Visual Communications, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Industrial and Product Design 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

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

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

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : art galleries, CAD/CAM laboratory, world indoor airport

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 19,194

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,435

Degree-seeking undergrads : 18,461

Graduate enrollment : 886

Student General Information

All students average age : 25

Full time students average age : 24

In state students : 96.0%

Out of state students : 4.0%

Part Time students : 34.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 30.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 50.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Metropolitan

Student Newspaper URL : www.metnews.org

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Roadrunners

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Pre-admission summer program

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Women's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division II

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : aikido


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Additional application fee information: Paper application fee may be waived for applicants with financial need

Total applicants : 13,526

Admitted : 8,270

Enrolled : 2,230

Somewhat selective 61.0% 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

Important

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Application Essay

Recommendations

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Test scores are only required of those applicants under the age of 20.

A note from the college

ACT/SAT, GPA, and class rank important. ACT/SAT not required of those submitting GED. Open admission for applicants 20 years of age and older who are high school graduates, have GED, or have 30 transferable credits.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 2.0%

Top Quarter : 14.0%

Top Half : 47.0%

Bottom Half : 53.0%

Bottom Quarter : 21.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 12.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 15.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 15.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 29.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 13.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 2.0%

Below 1.00 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 13.0%

500 - 599 : 39.0%

400 - 499 : 40.0%

300 - 399 : 6.0%

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 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 10.0%

500 - 599 : 42.0%

400 - 499 : 36.0%

300 - 399 : 11.0%

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 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 21.0%

18 - 23 : 49.0%

12 - 17 : 27.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 23.0%

18 - 23 : 35.0%

12 - 17 : 40.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 17.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 34.0%

6 - 11 : 3.0%

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 : Yes

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

From the college: Students who have performed satisfactorily in special college-level courses while in high school, and who have passed appropriate Advanced Placement examinations conducted by the College Entrance Examination Board may have official scores submitted to the Office of Admissions for consideration of college credit.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

English

0

4

Math

0

4

Science

0

3

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

1

Academic Electives

0

2

Science Lab

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 84.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 15.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

440 - 550

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

440 - 560

ACT Composite

17 - 23


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: If credit is awarded, it generally fulfills general studies requirements.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ARTH 1600

All

4

6

ARTH 1600, 1700

All

Biology

3

8

BIO 1080,1081, 1090 & 1091

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MTH 1400

All

4

4

MTH 1410

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MTH 1400

All

4

8

MTH 1410 & 2410

All

Chemistry

3

5

CHE 1800 & 1801

All

4

10

CHE 1800,1801,1810 & 1811

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

psc 1010

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CS 1050

All

Computer Science Principles

3

4

CS 1030

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 1010

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 1100

All

4

6

ENG 1010, 1100

All

Environmental Science

3

3

ENV 1200

All

European History

3

3

--

All

4

6

HIS 1045, Elective

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

FRE 1020, 2110

All

4

11

FRE 1020, 2010, 2110

All

5

14

FRE 1020, 2010, 2020, 2110

All

German Language and Culture

3

11

GER 1020, 2010, 2020

All

4

14

GER 1020, 2010, 2020, 2110

All

5

17

GER 1020, 2010, 2020, 2110, 2120

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEG 1300

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 2010

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECI 2020

All

Physics 1

3

5

PHY 2010, 2030

All

Physics 2

3

5

PHY 2020, 2040

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

5

PHY 2331, 2341

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

5

PHY 2311, 2321

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 1001

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

11

SPA 1020, 2010 & 2020

All

4

14

SPA 1020, 2010, 2020 & 2110

All

5

17

SPA 1020, 2010, 2020, 2110 & 2120

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

11

SPA 1020, 2010 & 2020

All

4

17

SPA 1020, 2010, 2020, 2110 & 2120

All

Statistics

3

4

MTH 1210

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PSC 1010

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 1210

All

4

6

HIS 1210 & 1220

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIS 1030

All

4

6

HIS 1030 & 1040

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

56

3

American Literature

55

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

60

3

Biology

57

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

54

3

Chemistry

63

4

College Algebra

54

3

College Composition

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

55

3

French I

50

10

French II

62

16

German I

50

10

German II

63

16

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

66

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

58

3

Natural Science

50

6

Pre Calculus

54

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

62

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

62

3

Principles of Microeconomics

61

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

10

Spanish II

66

16

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 49.0%

% of loans / jobs : 51.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 91.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 79.0%

% Judged to have need : 88.0%

% that were offered aid : 82.0%

% that had need fully met : 4.0%

% of need met : 44.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $8,005.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,476.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $7,164.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,094.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $20,770.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 15

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jul 21

Financial Aid Notification Date : Dec 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Thad Spaulding

Financial Aid Forms

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

FAFSA

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

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:

$9,093.00

$9,093.00

$9,093.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$24,367.00

$24,367.00

$24,367.00

Room only:

--

$11,799.00

$2,520.00

Books and supplies:

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$4,476.00

$4,323.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,665.00

$1,665.00

$1,665.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$12,158.00

$28,433.00

$19,001.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$27,432.00

$43,707.00

$34,275.00

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.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 13

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

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: 64

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)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 4,481

Transfers admitted percentage: 94.0%

Transfers admitted: 4,218

Transfers enrolled percentage: 43.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,949

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 56.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 44.0%

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)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Transfer center

Special Requirements

Students with 30 transfer credits guaranteed admission and not required to submit high school transcripts or GED scores. Test scores, minimum college GPA required only of students under age 20.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $40.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $24,367.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,799.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $969,956.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 230

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

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