University of Colorado - Denver

1,491 reviews
  1. Denver, CO
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Colorado - Denver is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400
Denver, CO 80217

University of Colorado - 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
73%
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,518/ 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
    $10,153/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,790/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,400/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,475/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,311/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,996Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    65%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Motivated
    15%
  • Homogenous, pretentious, unwelcoming
    3%

After University of Colorado - Denver

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$73,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Reviews

1,491 reviews
  • Excellent
    219
  • Very Good
    533
  • Average
    524
  • Poor
    115
  • Terrible
    67
The dorms had excellent service. I was able to have a great experience at that campus during the summer.
  • Niche User
  • 20 hours ago
CU Denver is (primarily) a commuter campus, located adjacent to downtown Denver. Many non-traditional undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students attend degree programs here. It is great to be in the middle of downtown life, there are always many cool events and concerts to attend nearby. And even though you are in the middle of an urban area, you are also very close (~30 minute drive) away from the nearest hiking trails in the Rocky Mountains. Though, because this is a commuter campus many students go directly home or to work after classes. There is student housing, but it is not located in the middle of campus and there is not currently any greek life.
  • Junior
  • 14 days ago
I would like to see more clubs and student involvement activities. Things like sororities would be greatly appreciated. Also, housing needs improvement.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago