University of Colorado - Denver

1,480 reviews
  1. Denver, CO
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  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, Suit
Denver, CO 80217

University of Colorado - 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
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
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 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 81 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Motivated
    22%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Homogenous, pretentious, unwelcoming
    2%
  • Only focused on academics
    1%

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%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.95 responses

Reviews

1,480 reviews
  • Excellent
    224
  • Very Good
    542
  • Average
    531
  • Poor
    116
  • Terrible
    67
My experience at CU Denver has surpassed my expectations. I was terrified when I first started, but today I am completely in love with my classes, my teachers, my friends, and the overall campus! My favorite experiences so far have been the community events organized by the campus. The first week always consists of different activities and events everyday so that students can gather around the campus, get to know others, learn about clubs/activities, and get food and school themed clothes as well. My campus has a block party in Denver since it's right across the street where music and food is provided, along with tables and tents promoting all the clubs and organizations available on campus. These events continue throughout the year and make it fun and exciting to try new things.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
My school has provided me with so many opportunities to network and through that I have found many new lifelong friends, along with wonderful mentors, research opportunities and many ways to get involved with clubs and leadership roles! If I could do it all again, I would not choose to go to another school.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months 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
  • 3 months ago