Metropolitan State University of Denver

2,545 reviews
  1. Denver, CO
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.163 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.166 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.166 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 110 responses
Report
  • Diverse, from all walks of life
    55%
  • Dedicated with goals in mind
    18%
  • Hardworking and kept to themselves
    9%
  • Unique and Hardworking
    9%
  • Commuter
    3%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Creative thinkers, compassionate people
    2%

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%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.117 responses

Reviews

2,545 reviews
  • Excellent
    382
  • Very Good
    915
  • Average
    972
  • Poor
    189
  • Terrible
    87
I absolutely love MSU Denver! My favorite part is the faculty, they have been such a blessing with their outstanding skills. They offer a helping hand, and their doors are always open when you need to get in touch with them. They care so much about their students, they go above and beyond to take care of them and guide them in the right direction. They make their students think by making them spend an appropriate time on their work outside of class in order to get them to really engage with the course work and retain the information they have learned throughout the semester. The class sizes are very reasonable, more intimate and the professors know everyone by name. The teaching styles of the professors really encourages optimal learning skills.. They make you think outside the box by relating topics to things you already know and love. Overall, MSU Denver has been such an amazing school and I would recommend it to anyone trying to not only earn a degree but to those who are interested in networking and having greater connections with their professors.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
MSU Denver has the most amazing staff. They are determined to make a difference in the student's lives, not only with the material they teach but also with providing life lessons that help students succeed in the real world. The staff at MSU Denver provides professional, educated and enthusiastic professors with a passion in teaching. I've never had such helpful professors that are actually concerned with the education of each and every individual in their class. I would recommend MSU Denver to anyone!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
Honestly, this wasn't my top choice when I was applying for schools. Since i've been here, I love it! It's very diverse and the professors are very engaging and helpful. I finished with A's and B's in all of my classes! I even took advantage of going to the SI sessions (extra tutoring sessions), which greatly improved my test scores! I haven't joined any clubs or sports yet cause I wanted my first semester to mainly just focus on transitioning to college. The overall atmosphere at this school is just amazing and cheap! I would definitely recommend this school to anyone because you are getting an even better education for a lot cheaper!
  • College Student
  • 11 months ago