The University of Denver (DU) is a premier private institution in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West.

Located in one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., our 6,000 undergraduates students at DU benefit from the entertainment and career resources of studying in such a dynamic city. Small classes taught by professors who are leaders in their field, a focus on experiential learning, top-ranked study abroad programs and a strong and supportive career center and alumni base help students build the foundations they need to create the kinds of lives and careers that lead to big impacts and positive changes. Welcome to DU!

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 63%
  • Average ACT score: 27-32
  • Average SAT score: 1200-1370 out of 1600
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Palaeontology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $75,079


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sportsMen's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Women's Gymnastics, Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Skiing, Women's Skiing, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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