C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
University of Denver
Denver, CO
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,754
   Women 3,083 (53.6%)
   Men 2,671 (46.4%)
Graduate Students 5,860
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 53% of 20,322 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.72
SAT Math 610 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 595 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $62,277
  Tuition and Fees $46,422
  Room and Board $12,021
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $37,209
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 701
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Denver Population 634,265
Nearest Metropolitan Area Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot red-tailed hawk
Sororities 29% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.6% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students 8.4% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 66.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%