University of Denver


The University of Denver is located in Denver, Colorado right on the front range of the great Rocky Mountains. Outdoor activities abound, and Denver is a beautiful city with an endless supply of fabulous restaurants and cultural activities. The university offers over one hundred undergraduate programs and one hundred twenty graduate programs that offer both master’s and doctorate degrees. There are also several unique programs offered by the university including study abroad programs, dual degree programs, and numerous opportunities to participate in research studies and internships.

The Women’s College is specially designed to create an atmosphere of teamwork and scholarship in order to encourage women to be innovative, creative and successful in whatever area they may choose to study. It is proven that women who study in a single-sex institution have a higher rate of success and the University of Denver strives to make that happen.

Students attending UD will have the opportunity to gain a quality education from numerous fields in an environment that utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and equipment from top professionals in their fields of study. With a location ideal for outdoor sports and recreation of all kinds, the University of Denver is a wonderful place to pursue an education.

Information Summary

Ranks 2nd in Colorado and 147th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 94.0
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $67,656
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 31 / 1370
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 11 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 88% / 38%
Enrollment Total (all students) 11,952


Undergraduate students at the University of Denver may choose to pursue traditional individual, interdisciplinary or dual undergraduate/graduate degrees in over one hundred programs of study in areas such as natural science, art, humanities, music and mathematics. The core curriculum encompasses a broad range of interdisciplinary subjects combined with classes that complement the individual major.

There are eight different colleges and schools from which students may choose a program and each school boasts classes that are taught by professors instead of assistants and provide access to modern technology and equipment. UD firmly believes that learning is greatly enhanced by real experience and undergraduate students frequently participate in research and academic publishing right along with professors and graduate students. Some of the schools at the university include Daniels College of Business, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Morgridge College of Education and the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree may choose from one hundred twenty programs that will teach critical thinking and prepare students to be top professionals in their fields. UD has state-of-the-art research facilities and has several research programs that are working to find solutions to current real life problems. Students may choose degrees from such areas of study as law, engineering, business, education and social work.

The University of Denver offers a unique dual degree program from which students may obtain both their undergraduate and master’s degree within about five years, which is much shorter than pursuing the degrees individually. Students may choose to pursue their graduate studies in such areas as law, social work and business.

Students wishing to study abroad have a wonderful support system that encourages them to do so. The University of Denver firmly believes that studying in different cultures prepares students to be successful professionals in a global society and offers the support of the Cherrington Global Scholars program. This program has developed a system that makes studying abroad affordable and efficient. Students typically spend a quarter abroad and may even receive scholarships to do so.

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Students applying for undergraduate programs at University of Denver may either complete the Pioneer Application or the Common Application online. After applying, the application fee may be submitted to the school either online or with a check or money order. Next, students will need to submit official high school transcripts or GED scores, ACT or SAT scores and a school counselor recommendation. These recommendations may be submitted by using either the Pioneer Application Counselor Recommendation or the Common Application Secondary School Report. Finally, students may choose to submit a teacher recommendation but it is not required for admission consideration.

The university also recommends registering for the Hyde Interview at this point. Applicants should confirm that the university has received all of the required documentation via logging into Applicants will have to make a username and password in order to access the system.

It should be noted that there are additional or different application materials required for certain programs and adults that have been out of high school for more than three years so applicants should familiarize themselves with their program of choice prior to submitting applications.

Graduate Admissions

Each graduate school at the University of Denver has different application requirements, so students will need to contact their individual school of study to determine required documentation and deadlines. Typically, students can expect to have to complete an application and submit the application fee. Other documentation that may be required includes letters of recommendation, essays, personal statements, undergraduate transcripts and graduate school preparedness tests.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, grants, federally subsidized loans and work study programs. There are also financial aid programs for graduate students. The first step to applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Financial Aid, which is available online starting every January.

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The Pioneers are an NCAA Division I athletics program that offers several varsity teams as well as numerous club sports and recreational clubs. The school offers both men’s and women’s varsity golf, skiing, lacrosse, swimming and diving, basketball, soccer and tennis. Men may also play hockey while women have the additional choices of volleyball and gymnastics.

Club sports include basketball, racquetball, rugby, soccer, cycling, dance and lacrosse. There are also several fun and interactive clubs such as the Alpine Club that travels around Colorado to participate in activities such as skiing and rock climbing. There are numerous separate clubs that participate in such exciting activities as snowboarding, volleyball, equestrian activities and kayaking. Denver University is situated right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, so activities abound.


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