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University of Denver

Denver, CO

At A Glance

Main Address

2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80210-4711

https://www.du.edu/

Admission Office

2197 South University Boulevard

Denver, CO 80208

(303) 871-2036

Fax : (303) 871-3301

admission@du.edu

Contact : Todd Rinehart

Director of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4842

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 5

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 77.0%

Total undergraduates : 5,774

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,351

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 84.0%

Average financial aid package : $43,335.00

In-State Tuition : $53,775.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $53,775.00

School Calendar

Quarter

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jan 5

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Mar 15

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 15

Early decision application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 15

Other early decision deadline : Jan 15

College will notify student of other early decision by : Feb 20

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 1

SAT subject score report due : Feb 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 15

College will notify student : Mar 1

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jul 1

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 : Mar 1

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 5

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Quarter

Student-faculty ratio : 12 to 1

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

Graduating in 6 years : 77.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 86.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 35.0%
Social Sciences : 15.0%
Biology : 10.0%
Communications/Journalism : 7.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 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

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Asian-American Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics M
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D M
Ecology B
Molecular Biology B
Molecular Biophysics D

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business Statistics B M
Business/Commerce, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Construction Management, General B
Finance, General B M
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B M
International Finance M
Knowledge Management M
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B M
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management M
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Real Estate B
Taxation M
Transportation/Mobility Management M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia B M
Journalism B
Mass Communication/Media Studies B M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B D M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst B
Information Science/Studies M
Information Technology B C

Education
Curriculum and Instruction D M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational Statistics and Research Methods D M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration D M
Special Education and Teaching, General D M

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering M
Computer Engineering, General B M
Computer Software Engineering M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B M
Engineering, General B D
Mechanical Engineering B M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management M
Nanotechnology M
Telecommunications Technology/Technician M

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

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Italian Language and Literature B
Russian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B M

Library Science
Library and Information Science M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences B
International/Globalization Studies B
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution M
Science, Technology and Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B M
Religion/Religious Studies B D M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B D M
Environmental Chemistry B
Materials Science D M
Physical Sciences, General B
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Clinical Child Psychology D
Clinical Psychology D M
Counseling Psychology D M
Forensic Psychology M
Psychology, General B D M
School Psychology D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M
Public Policy Analysis B M
Social Work D M

Security & Protective Services
Securities Services Administration/Management M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B M
Criminology B
Development Economics and International Development M
Economics, General B M
Geographic Information Science and Cartography M
Geography B D M
International Relations and Affairs B D M
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B M
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Game and Interactive Media Design B
Graphic Design B M
Music Performance, General B C
Music Technology B
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B M
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 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

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Semester At Sea

Washington Semester

Extended Class Availability

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

200 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Student web hosting available

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Business : 2.0%

Medical : 1.0%

Other : 19.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : observatory, high-altitude research laboratory, mechanical engineering testing facility, early learning center, center for gifted children, human dynamics lab, anthropology museum, center for the performing arts

Geographic Location : 8 miles from downtown Denver.

Very Large City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 5,774

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,351

Degree-seeking undergrads : 5,755

Graduate enrollment : 7,157

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 37.0%

Out of state students : 63.0%

Part Time students : 5.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 12.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 68.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Code of conduct, honor code in effect.

25.0% Men who Join Fraternities

28.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Clarion

Student Newspaper URL : www.duclarion.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 94.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 48.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

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 : Pioneers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Club

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Chaplain/spiritual director

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with 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

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Tutoring

Writing center

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cross-Country

Men's Club

Women's Club

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Skiing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : alpine club, ballroom dance, curling, cycling, dance, figure skating, inline hockey, kayaking, shao-lin kung fu, snowboarding, tae kwon do


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $65.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 21,028

Admitted : 12,345

Enrolled : 1,351

Somewhat selective 59.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 326

Admitted early admission : 120

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 472

Number accepting place : 203

Accepted from list : 57



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

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

GPA, test scores and strength of curriculum are most important. Academic maturity, contributions to school and community activities, and leadership are also important. Recommendations from teacher and counselor, and personal essay are considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 39.0%

Top Quarter : 72.0%

Top Half : 94.0%

Bottom Half : 6.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 17.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 12.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 9.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 16.0%

600 - 699 : 56.0%

500 - 599 : 25.0%

400 - 499 : 3.0%

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 : 18.0%

600 - 699 : 48.0%

500 - 599 : 31.0%

400 - 499 : 3.0%

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 : 41.0%

24 - 29 : 47.0%

18 - 23 : 12.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 21.0%

24 - 29 : 57.0%

18 - 23 : 19.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 47.0%

24 - 29 : 37.0%

18 - 23 : 15.0%

12 - 17 : 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 : Yes

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

From the college: Official AP exam scores will be considered for both foundational requirements and departmental electives. Credit/placement will be based on qualifying exams scores. A maximum of 45 quarter hours can be awarded.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Science Lab

0

2

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

3

History

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 55.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 55.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

590 - 670

ACT Composite

26 - 31


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: Advanced Placement considered as component of the strength of high school curriculum

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

4

ARTS elective

All

5

5

ARTS elective

All

3-D Art and Design

4

4

ARTS elective

All

5

5

ARTS elective

All

Art History

4

4

ARTH 2801

All

5

8

ARTH 2801, 2802

All

Biology

4

5

BIOL 1011, 1021

All

5

10

BIOL 1010,1020,1011,1021

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MATH 1951

All

Calculus BC

3

4*

MATH 1951

All

4

8

MATH 1951,1952

All

5

12

MATH 1951,1952,1953

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHEM 1010,1240

All

5

12

CHEM 1010, 1020, 1240, 1250, CHEM Elective

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

CHIN 2001

All

4

8

CHIN 2001, 2002

All

5

12

CHIN 2001, 2002, 2003

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

4

PLSC 1110

All

Computer Science A

4

4

COMP 1671

All

5

8

COMP 1671 & COMP elective

All

Computer Science Principles

4

4

COEL 1XXX

All

Drawing

4

4

ARTS elective

All

5

5

ARTS elective

All

English Language and Composition

4

4*

WRIT 1122

All

5

8*

WRIT 1122 & ENGL Elective

All

English Literature and Composition

4

4*

ENGL 1110

All

5

8

WRIT 1122, ENGL 1110

All

Environmental Science

4

4

ENVI Elective

All

European History

4

4

--

All

5

8

HIST 1XXX

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FREN 2001

All

4

8

FREN 2001, 2002

All

5

12

FREN 2001, 2002, 2003

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

GERM 2001

All

4

8

GERM 2001, 2002

All

5

12

GERM 2001, 2002, 2003

All

Human Geography

4

4

GEOG 1410

All

5

8

GEOG 1410, GEOG Elective

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

ITAL 2001

All

4

8

ITAL 2001, 2002

All

5

12

ITAL 2001, 2002, 2003

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

JAPN 2001

All

4

8

JAPN 2001, 2002

All

5

12

JAPN 2001, 2002, 2003

All

Latin

3

4

LATN 2001

All

4

8

LATN 2001, 2002

All

5

12

LATN 2001, 2002, 2003

All

Macroeconomics

4

4

ECON 1020

All

Microeconomics

4

4

ECON 1030

All

Music Theory

4

8

MUAC elective

All

Physics 1

4

5

PHYS 1111

All

Physics 2

4

5

PHYS 1113

All

Physics B

4

10

PHYS 1111, 1113

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

5

PHYS 1213

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

5

PHYS 1211

All

Psychology

4

4

PSYC 1001

All

5

8

PSYC 1001, PSYC Elective

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

SPAN 2001

All

4

8

SPAN 2001, 2002

All

5

12

SPAN 2001, 2002, 2003

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

4

SPAN 2001

All

4

8

SPAN 2001, 2002

All

5

12

SPAN 2001, 2002, 2003

All

Statistics

4

4

INFO 1020

All

United States Government and Politics

4

4

PLSC 1110

All

United States History

4

4

HIST elective

All

5

8

HIST elective

All

World History: Modern

4

4

HIST elective

All

5

8

HIST elective

All

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


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 87.0%

% of loans / jobs : 13.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 57.0%

% Judged to have need : 75.0%

% that were offered aid : 75.0%

% that had need fully met : 31.0%

% of need met : 84.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $43,335.00

Avg non need-based aid : $21,124.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $36,795.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,384.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $27,938.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 15

Financial Aid Notification Date : Mar 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : John Gudvangen

Financial aid office phone : (303) 871-4020

Financial Aid Forms

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

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,461.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

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

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$53,775.00

$53,775.00

$53,775.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$53,775.00

$53,775.00

$53,775.00

Room and board:

$14,178.00

$12,663.00

$3,484.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,440.00

$1,440.00

$1,287.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,536.00

$1,536.00

$1,536.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$71,929.00

$70,414.00

$61,082.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$71,929.00

$70,414.00

$61,082.00

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

Basketball

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Gymnastics

Available

Ice Hockey

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Available

Skiing

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

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: 90

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 138

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 45

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: 1,194

Transfers admitted percentage: 45.0%

Transfers admitted: 538

Transfers enrolled percentage: 19.0%

Transfers enrolled: 230

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

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

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 5

Application fee: $65.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $53,775.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $14,178.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $12,663.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,461.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $8,176,239.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 281

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 81

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

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