University of Denver

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School Overview

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver (locally referred to as DU) was the first university established in the Rocky Mountain region. University of Denver is a four-year institution that has a total annual enrollment of approximately 11,000 students (5,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate). It is located on 125-acre campus about 9 miles south of Denver.

General Information

Admission Office

2197 South University Boulevard

Denver, CO 80208

(303) 871-2036

(800) 525-9495

Fax: (303) 871-3301

Contact: Thomas Willoughby

Vice Chancellor, Enrollment
Main Address

2199 South University Boulevard

Denver, CO 80208-0132

(303) 871-2000

Total undergrads: 5,324

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,134

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,305

Graduate enrollment: 4,917


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 87%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Animal Sciences B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian American Studies B
Ethnic, cultural, minority, gender studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B,C
Musicology/Ethnomusicology B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Ecology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Statistics B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Construction Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer software and media applications B
Information Technology B,C


Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Italian B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Denver Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (303) 871-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,931
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 75%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 9,308 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $52,515
Out-of-state Tuition: $52,515
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $29,958

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Denver Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Denver.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 422
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41417
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2471
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2441
Education 464
Engineering 374
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 2121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 217
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Library Science 1
Mathematics and Statistics 112
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 143
Natural Resources and Conservation 121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1221
Physical Sciences 333
Psychology 1175
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 3131
Social Sciences 4862
Visual and Performing Arts 3144
Grand total 34759127

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Denver and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $52,515
Out-of-state $52,515
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $51,639
Out-of-state $51,639

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,320 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,305 89% $29,958
Student loan aid 555 38% $7,897

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,882 84% $30,364
Federal student loans 1,986 34% $6,301

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Denver. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Denver students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 21,028 9,048 11,980
Percent admitted 100% 58% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 6% 6% 6%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Denver Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,931
Undergraduate enrollment 5,774
Graduate enrollment 7,157

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Denver Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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