University of Denver

1,821 reviews
  1. Denver, CO
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Denver is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
The Summit League
Address
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
Website

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
76%
SAT Range
1110-1300
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$33,625/ 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
    $19,878/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,235/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,300/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,377/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,827/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,304Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • Snobby
    15%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Aspiring
    11%
  • Conformist
    7%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Smart
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.139 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.167 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    36%
  • Engaged
    25%
  • CHALLENGING
    11%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Respected
    7%
  • Adventurous
    5%
  • White
    5%

After University of Denver

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses

Reviews

1,821 reviews
  • Excellent
    314
  • Very Good
    727
  • Average
    626
  • Poor
    108
  • Terrible
    46
I LOVE it at DU! The vibe is outdoorsy, laid-back, yet hardworking. The location is ideal, as it is near the mountains and close to the city, which opens up many opportunities for the students. Although the main demographic of DU is wealthy Caucasians, all students are open-minded and driven for success. Even with small class sizes, i am disappointed in the quality of professors in the economics department, as well as foreign professors that are difficult to understand. The best part about DU is the people. No matter what the season, DU students are always excited for outdoor adventures, embracing Colorado-esque activities, such as skiing, hiking, bouldering, etc.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 24 2015
International Studies and Spanish – The International Studies major is very interesting because there are different concentrations students can pick from (usually 2 or 3) such as International law/organization/human rights, international health and development, international economics, international secutity, etc. All of the classes are extremely interesting and relevent to what is happening in the world today. Study abroad is also a requirement with this major, which is great because it is the best experience ever! The Spanish major is cool because they have internships with schools and organizations in the community which is a great way to practice spanish outside of the classroom.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 17 2012
People are nice. Buildings are very nice and the not so nice ones are under construction. Camus is beautiful! Gym and athletic center is fantastic and the library is absolutely wonderful! Green spaces are very nice and I wish more people spent time outside on them. Campus events are fun but could use more participation. Traditions are awesome and there is always a great turnout! Wish there was more student activities with more student participation and the light rail is very convenient and makes it very easy to get downtown and everywhere in Colorado can be accessed for free with student public transportation card which is very nice. Life is what you make it here. There is everything you could possibly want so close by just be sure to be proactive about finding people you like to hang out with early because of the small size, groups form fast. Size of school is very nice for a smaller school, not too small and not too big.
  • College Student
  • Nov 14 2013