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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO, USA
3.43 Average Rating

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a 4-year public urban university in the heart of downtown Denver. MSU Denver is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate degrees in over 85 academic majors. Furthermore, MSU Denver is also the first institution of higher education to offer admission to DREAMers. For athletically-inclined students, MSU Denver fields 16 men’s and women’s teams known as the Roadrunners.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 14, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
91%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 971
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
20,304
Total Number of Undergrads
19,666
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
55%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
5%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,175
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,142
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,712
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,332
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
51%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,871
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,876
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,816

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
38%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,274
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,878
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$243
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
120
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Roadrunners
School Colors
Red/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Denver
Colorado Springs
Los Angeles
Fort Collins
Phoenix
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.43 Average Rating
metro state university is an incredible institution that is tailored to every student's need. each faculty members strive to not only teach students but also prepare them for their career. every student at metropolitan state university denver makes an effort to welcome each student, as well as make sure they are prepared for the rest of their college experience.
jahalia from louisville, co
MSU Denver is an institution highly concerned with the advancement of students' knowledge in order to contribute to the world around them. Along with contributing to the world around, MSU Denver is very focused on expanding creativity and searching for new heights. The professors and staff at MSU Denver are very helpful, and it is obvious that they want you to succeed.
Victoria
I think that MSU Denver is a great place to attend school and earn a four year Degree. Metro is a good school because of its affordability and closeness to everything in Denver. The learning program is good here and there are several student help centers to go to for guidance and help.
levi from aurora, CO
In general Metro State is a good school. Teachers are fantastic, but administration could be much more organized. The college is in the heart of denver and is a very unique place to go to school.
the dude
it is a great learning environment. the teachers are professional and very helpful. i would definitely recommend.
Luke from Highlands Ranch, CO
Metro is a school that offers a lot of potential and I have truly enjoyed my experience there. Overall I have had wonderful instructors and now that I am getting closer to earning my degree, I find that I have very knowledgeable professors in my department. I work in the Food Bank under the office of Student Life and have loved being able to work this work-study job, which allows me to do my homework when my work is done for the day.
Jaclyn from Lakewood, CO