University of Denver
Denver, CO, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
56%
Acceptance Rate
20,475
Students Applied
45%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
230
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2021
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2021 May 1, 2021
Other
Jan. 15 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision. Other Early Decision Closing Date is Jan. 15, Notification Date is Feb. 20.
January 15, 2021
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
35%
Out-Of-State Students
63%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
52
56%
Submitting ACT
56%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1280
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
680
Reading
25th
590
75th
690
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
39
Top 25%
73
Top 50%
94

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 303-871-2036
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
While it is easy to critique schools for their athletics, facilities and policies, it is important to remember that college is about receiving a higher education. The University of Denver has all of the little things covered as well as providing a wholesome education.
Michelle
Visit campus before you decide if it's the right place for you (and this goes for any university you are considering). On your visit, ask questions, go on the tour, eat in the dining hall, and maybe even sit in on a class. Every school has a different atmosphere, whether it be the dining style, the size of classes, the population of the school, or the surrounding attractions and it is important to experience this for a few hours (and maybe snap a couple pictures to remind yourself of your visit) in order to get a better feel for what life might be like. DU is a smaller school, so you won't get the giant city feel, but downtown Denver is only a few stops away on the light rail so you can have the best of both worlds. DU also lets you spend the night with current students to give you a perspective on dorm life.
Lauren from Eagan, MN
I highly recommend that visit campus if you can. I visited as many as I could, but once I visited DU, I could just feel how right it felt. I know it sounds corny, but you'll know when you step foot there.
Jennilee from Denver, CO
Don't think that since you;re in Colorado, it's weed central.
Nicholas from Littleton, CO
Don't let the estimated cost of attendance scare you away! Everyone I know who is attending this school has received a large amount of financial aid. In fact, after factoring in scholarships, grants, and other financial aid, DU was actually the CHEAPEST school on my short list of colleges. If you love the variety of options DU offers in majors, activities, and fun things to do, just apply and wait for the scholarship money to start rolling in.
Jonathan from Castle Rock, CO
If you are considering the University of Denver as your choice in schooling, the most important thing is to have an idea what your major will be and then take a tour of the campus. The reason for this is that you will then be able to make a decision on which dorm is closest to your classes. For example, Bio students have a very short walk if they live in JMAC while Political Science majors are recommended to live in Halls.
Travis from Morrison, CO
Just be prepared for the quarter system and work diligently.
Jeremy from Denver, CO
If you want to go to a fairly big campus but don't want to walk around not recognizing anyone, DU is the right place. It has great business, music, law, and science programs. But you have to be willing to work hard, because DU is on a quarter system which moves very fast.
Marianne from Colorado Springs, CO
Definitely apply! Financial aid is AMAZING for an insititution this expensive. Just see what you can get out of it- the people, atmosphere, and potential of DU is enough to at least take a tour.
Darla from Brighton, CO
Apply early so you won't miss all the opportunities available and scholarships offered. Apply for FAFSA ASAP, this is very important for federal assistance. Make good grades in your high school and have a lot of extra curricular activities and don't forget to volunteer. This will increase your chances of being accepted.
Diana from Aurora, CO

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