Metropolitan State University of Denver

2,540 reviews
  1. Denver, CO
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Metropolitan State University of Denver is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217

Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
920-1160
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$9,145/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,399/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,510/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,636/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,254/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.116 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,718Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Diverse, from all walks of life
    51%
  • Dedicated with goals in mind
    21%
  • Hardworking and kept to themselves
    12%
  • Unique and Hardworking
    12%
  • Focused
    4%

After Metropolitan State University of Denver

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

Reviews

2,540 reviews
  • Excellent
    370
  • Very Good
    899
  • Average
    961
  • Poor
    189
  • Terrible
    85
If you're looking for a small school with a big school feeling, Metro is for you. It shares a campus with two other colleges so theres an extreme blend of people and diversity. The location is also amazing. 30 minutes from the mountains, a 5 minute walk into downtown and no more than 20 minutes from some of the best neighborhoods in Denver. The cost is reasonable. The only downfall to Metro is the student housing options. College housing is never cheap but being so close to a plethora of neighborhoods, its way cheaper to live off campus than on.
  • Junior
  • 4 hours ago
my overall experience has been very interesting because I already had work study in July. I like the campus very much since I had been here, ranging from the start of summer. Some of the things I like about msu Denver would have to be the atmosphere it has and the fact that I can use all of my resources.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
I love the staff there. They're always helpful and super friendly. I love how open the campus is too, though it maybe too open. The only thing I worry about is walking around campus and their not be enough security to make me feel safe when I walk to and from classes.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago