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University of Denver is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Denver, Colorado. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$46,423 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
61% Acceptance Rate

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University of Denver Rankings

DU is ranked #6 out of 29 schools in Colorado.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Real Estate Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Business & Commerce Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Business & Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards DU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best International Finance Schools College Factual
#1 Best International Finance Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#24 Best General Hospitality Administration/Management Schools College Factual
#35 Best Hospitality Management Schools College Factual
#180 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#192 Best Accounting Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Denver?


Contact details for DU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2000

How Do I Get Into DU?

You can apply to DU online at:

Admission Requirements for DU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into DU?

61% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
49% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 61%, DU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to DU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Denver  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Denver  ( 580 to 680 )
DU received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 33. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Denver  ( 26 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Denver  ( 24 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Denver  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford University of Denver?

$46,423 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of DU is $46,423. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DU, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $7,885 a year. That adds up to $31,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DU is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Denver Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,362 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,699 undergraduate students at DU, with 5,362 being full-time and 337 being part-time.


There are also 8,157 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,362 full-time undergraduates at DU, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Denver students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 203
Black or African American 123
Hispanic or Latino 682
White 3,669
International Students 273
Other Races/Ethnicities 412

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at University of Denver. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 102 countries are represented at DU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at University of Denver

4,907 Took All Classes Online
12,279 Took At Least One Class Online
44.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at DU. In 2019-2020, 12,279 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at DU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of DU

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Denver was $46,422 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how DU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Tax Law/Taxation #4 #4
Real Estate #4 #4
Real Estate #4 #4
Transportation/Mobility Management #10 #10
Taxation #16 #16
Taxation #16 #16
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management #57 #57
Organizational Behavior Studies #59 #59

Online Growth Rankings of DU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Denver was 44.8%. This is the #607 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DU regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at DU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at DU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Taxation #1
Taxation #1
Tax Law/Taxation #4
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management #10
Organizational Behavior Studies #11
General Business/Commerce #82
General Business/Commerce #82
Human Resource Management #94
Business Administration & Management #464

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Denver Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Accounting 0
General Business Administration and Management 0
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0
Transportation/Mobility Management 0
Business Management & Marketing 0
Business Economics 0
Construction Management 0
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 0
Finance 0
International Finance 0
General Business/Commerce 0
General Hospitality Administration/Management 0
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 0
Organizational Behavior Studies 0
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0
Business Statistics 0
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
General Management Information Systems 0
Real Estate 0
Taxation 0
Advertising 0
Public Relations 0
Banking, Corporate, Finance, & Securities Law 0
International Business, Trade, & Tax Law 0
Tax Law/Taxation 0
Development Economics & International Development 0
General Economics 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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