DU

University of Denver

2199 S University Blvd, Denver, United States
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  • Total Documents
    757
  • Class Notes
    449
  • Textbook Notes
    137
  • Study Guides
    171
  • Currently Enrolled
    890
  • Previously Enrolled
    647

Overview of University of Denver (DU)

About this school

  • Website


    www.du.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    5,669

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,765
    • Men:2,694 Men (46.7%)
    • Women:3,071 Women (53.3%)

Location

Admission Information (DU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Denver is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
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
2199 South University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Denver, CO 80208
Phone
(303) 871-2036
Fax
(303) 871-3301
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 20
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

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
58% of 19,904 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 10,838 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 9,066 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,686 (15%) of 11,554 admitted students enrolled
Women
896 (14%) of 6,410 admitted students enrolled
Men
790 (15%) of 5,144 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.67
375 And Above
62%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
621 average |570-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
15%
• Score 600 - 700
56%
• Score 500 - 600
26%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
32%
• Score 24 - 29
53%
• Score 18 - 23
15%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (DU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,556 (74.73%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,005 (19.22%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (1.77%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,895 (4.28%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


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
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001371
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
983 (66.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
687 (69.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
681 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
210 (30.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$41,860
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 677 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,932
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 470 (69.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,030
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 158 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
558 (37.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,744

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,010 (55.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,333 (77.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,319 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
782 (33.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$40,587
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,290 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,077
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,616 (69.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,162
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 550 (23.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,197 (40.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,280

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,526
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,825

Academics & Instruction (DU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


733

Part-Time Faculty


557

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 59% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# 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
4,759,084
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
150
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


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


65.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


74.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


75.1%

Programs & Majors (DU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (73)


  • Accounting
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, social work, art history, public policy, accounting, international studies, education, environmental science, geography

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (81)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Library Science
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Physics
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sport Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Writing

Campus Life (DU)

Location & Geography

Population


634,265

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Denver

Campus Size


125 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
Denver
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


50% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


50%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
red-tailed hawk
School Colors
Red and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, table tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Denver offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, club sports council, alpine club, du programs board, greek life council, residence hall association

Sororities


30% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,494

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,765
Women
3,071
Men
2,694

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.5% Asian
  • 2.2% Black/African-American
  • 11.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.3% White
  • 2.3% Unknown

International Students


7.5% from 52 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


5,669

Student Resources (DU)