Metropolitan State University of Denver

890 Auraria Pkwy #310, Denver, United States
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Overview of Metropolitan State University of Denver

About this school

Metropolitan State University of Denver, founded in 1963, is a multipurpose, public college. It was established by the Colorado State Legislature in 1965 and is the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado. Its 175-acre campus is located in Denver.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,666
    • Men:9,174 Men (46.6%)
    • Women:10,492 Women (53.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Metropolitan State University of Denver is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
Required for some
August 1
ACT Only
Required for some
August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
890 Auraria Parkway
City, State, Zip
Denver, CO 80204
Phone
(303) 556-3058
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 11,435 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 6,755 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 4,680 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,186 (71%) of 7,348 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,612 (60%) of 4,374 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,574 (87%) of 2,974 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.97
375 And Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
34%
2.00 - 2.49
20%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
507 average |440-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
28%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,352|Out-of-state: $20,149 (70.57%)
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expenses: - $1,400 (13.44%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,666 (15.99%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Metropolitan State University of Denver accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001360
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,609 (84.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,295 (80.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,191 (92.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
59 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$7,475
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,039 (87.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,298
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 727 (61.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,431
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 64 (5.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
92 (4.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,932

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,539 (77.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,141 (85.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,624 (93.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
459 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,130
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,466 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,697
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,040 (79.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,415
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 698 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
626 (5.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,779

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,805
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,585

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


562

Part-Time Faculty


887

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
808
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Metropolitan State University of Denver provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


8.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


20.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


28.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Services, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Journalism
  • Land Use Planning and Management/Development
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Meteorology
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Accounting
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


634,265

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Denver

Campus Size


175 acres

Weather


Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
89 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Denver
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing

College Housing


College does not provide housing for students

Types of Housing


Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Roadrunners
School Colors
Navy and burgundy

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
squash

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Metropolitan State University of Denver offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,759

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,666
Women
10,492
Men
9,174

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.1% Asian
  • 6.2% Black/African-American
  • 26.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 54.7% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


0.6%

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


638

Student Resources

Study resources