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    University of Denver: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The University of Denver is a private university that was established in the year 1864. The university has more than 300 programs taught through 10 different schools and colleges. DU is located on a 125 acres campus in Denver, Colorado. 

    • The total enrollment in both undergraduate and graduate programs is around 12,000.
    • Women make for 54% of the total demographics at the undergraduate level and 61% at the graduate level.
    • International students at both undergraduate and graduate-level make around 14% of the total enrollment.
    • International students have access to work while you study and other scholarships at the university.

    Rankings

    • The University of Denver has ranked #97 in Best National Universities by U.S. News.
    • DU has also ranked #76 in the Best Online Bachelor’s Program.
    • Open Doors has ranked DU at #4 for Best Abroad Study for international students.
    • The University of Denver has received Silver rating through AASHE STARS in Sustainability. 

    Highlights

    Year of Establishment 1864
    Type of University Private
    Campus Setting Urban
    Faculty Members 1363
    Total Enrollment 12,000
    Enrollment in Undergraduate 5,801
    Enrollment in Postgraduate 6,151
    Number of International Students 1,000
    Annual Acceptance Rate 53%
    Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1
    Test Scores Accepted SAT/ACT/GMAT/GRE
    Official Website du.edu

    University of Denver Programs, Campus and Residence

    Programs

    The University of Denver offers over 300 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The programs are offered through 10 different schools and colleges of the University of Denver. 

    • Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
    • Daniels College of Business
    • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Josef Korbel School of International Studies
    • Morgridge College of Education
    • Graduate School of Professional Psychology
    • Graduate School of Social Work
    • Sturm College of Law
    • University College

    The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs and 120 graduate degree programs through the 10 colleges and schools mentioned above. Programs include study fields such as history, art, accountancy, languages and literature, management, music and more.

    The undergraduate programs include several majors and minors. While the graduate programs offer certificate, master's and doctoral degree programs. 

    Campus

    The DU campus is located between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. The main campus has five residence halls, dining halls, and multiple academic buildings. The entire campus is spread over 125 acres of beautiful green. The Daniels School of Business, English Learning Center, Newman Center of Performing Arts are some popular buildings on the campus.

    Residence

    The university has 5 residence halls on the main campus and 6 apartment buildings. The 5 residence halls include:

    • Johnson-McFarlane halls house two students in one room. 
    • The Centennial Hall is the largest first-year residence building. The hall houses 2-3 students in a room and a dining hall in the hall. 
    • Centennial Towers has a suite that has two shared bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and a shared kitchen. 
    • The Nelson Hall also has 2 and 4 bedroom suites and shared kitchens on each floor. 
    • The Nagel Hall has suites and apartment style bedrooms. 

    The 6 apartment buildings prioritize the stay of 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students. All bedrooms are furnished with a bed, table, chair, chest of drawers. Each apartment includes kitchen and individual bathrooms. 

    Top Programs in University of Denver

    Programs Fees Per Annum
    M.Sc Data Science $42,780
    M.Sc Computer Engineering $42,780
    M.Sc Mechanical Engineering $42,780
    M.B.A $94,000
    M.Sc Management $65,700

    Admission Process at the University of Denver

    Application: Students can apply for admissions at the University of Denver through the Pioneer Application or through the Common Application for undergraduate program and graduate applicants can use the university’s application portal. 

    Application fee: 65 USD for undergraduate application while the application fee for graduate admission varies with the program. 

    Application deadline: The admission deadlines for undergraduate admission November 1 for Early Decision 1 and Early Action and January 15 for Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision, whereas the admission deadlines for graduate programs vary according to the program. 

    Admission requirements:

    • Completed application form
    • Payment of non-refundable application fee
    • Transcripts from all previous educational institutions and schools attended
    • Standardized exams to study in the USA
    • Supplemental documents such as resume, LORs, personal statements, etc.
    • English language proficiency test score
    Exam Minimum Required Scores
    TOEFL 80(iBT) 550(PBT)
    IELTS 6.5
    CAE 169
    • A valid passport
    • Proof of Finances in form of bank statements, etc.

    Cost of Attendance

    The University of Denver divides its cost of attendance into direct and indirect costs. Direct costs appear on the student bill and indirect costs do not. Graduate programs all have different costs of attendance. 

    Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

    Type Annual Fee (in USD)
    Tuition 51,336 
    Fees 1,179
    Housing and Meals 13,437
    Other Expenses (books, transportation, personal expenses, etc.) 4,000 – 5,000

    Graduate Cost of Attendance

    Type Annual Fee (in USD)
    Tuition 1426 per credit
    Fees 255
    Health Insurance 3,150
    Housing and Meals 15,651
    Other Expenses 4,000 – 5,000

    The tuition and fees for graduate programs differ according to the total credits a student opts for, therefore students must check with the Admission Office for the details. 

    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    The University of Denver has both scholarships and grants available in both need-based and merit-based. Eligibility for need-based scholarships is based on the financial aid application and takes into account the applicant’s family condition. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s success.

    Undergraduate Scholarships: 

    • The merit scholarships- These scholarships are awarded to first-year undergraduate students and amount to 17,000 USD to 29,000 USD per year. The scholarship amount depends on the GPA and test scores of the students.
    • Music Activity Scholarship- Student needs to submit an audition to the Lamont School of Music to be eligible for this scholarship. 
    • Athletic Activity Grant- Students who plan to participate in NCAA athletics can be considered for these scholarships. The athletics staff can be contacted for more details on these grants for international students. 

    Graduate Scholarships: DU offers several institutional scholarships that are awarded by individual academic units. Departmental Scholarships require full-time attendance. Students are usually considered for these scholarships at the time of admissions. Students are required to contact their graduate department for more details.

    There are research assistantship and doctoral fellowships awarded on merit-basis. Application and eligibility vary with the department.

    Students can also apply for private and external scholarship options for international students while studying in the USA. 

    Work While you Study

    International students on an F-1 student visa to the university are eligible to work while they are studying. Students can only work for 20 hours every week when their classes are in session and up to 37.5 hours during vacation days. Jobs are assigned on-campus. Work while you study positions are limited and students need to apply early every year. Payment is as per state laws and on per hour basis.

    $42,7801st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Aug 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|GRE299

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    $94,0001st YEAR
    FEES

    21 months

    Course Duration

    Apr 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESGMAT600|TOEFL94|IELTS7|GRE299
    Degree Available

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Aug 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|GRE299
    $34,1281st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    University of Denver Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    13404
    FAFSA Code
    001371
    Application Cost
    $65
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $55,512 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :https://www.uofdenver.org/web/

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-80--
    Writing-20--
    Listening-20--
    Reading-20--
    Speaking-20--
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.5--
    Writing-6--
    Listening-6--
    Reading-6--
    Speaking-6--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score12551160135033
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing635590680-
    Mathematics620570670-
    ACT Check Detailed Score28253076
    English282431-
    Mathematics262428-

    University of Denver Acceptance Rate

    58.0 %

    acceptance rate

    19904

    total applicants

    13404

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    43.1%

    Male

    56.9%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    58.0%
    Total Applicants
    10474
    Total Enrolled
    6080
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    58.0%
    Total Applicants
    12618
    Total Enrolled
    7324

    University of Denver enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of Denver Enrollment
    13404
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    6080
    Graduate Enrollment
    7324
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    67.7%

    Attendance Cost

    $55,512

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $55,512 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $34,128 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,612 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,895 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $12,612 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,895 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,634 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,895 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Arts Programs
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
    Language Programs
    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    Law Programs
    American Bar Association

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    18806101488658616

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    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    8.3 out of 10
    9.3/10Academic
    7.3/10Accommodation
    9.0/10Faculty
    8.0/10Infrastructure
    8.0/10Placement
    8.3/10Social Life

    Reviews

    BQ
    8.7 /10

    As I always wanted to study computers from a top-notch institute, my friend recommended me this university. I got admission in the Computer Science program by submitting the application form through online mode. I have paid $65 as application fee. I have completed my +2 in non-medical stream with 80% marks.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program is brilliantly designed by the university. Along with learning design, analysis, implementation and management of hardware and software computer systems, I also get the chance to take part in original research. Specializations and internships are also the part of curriculum.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    M
    8.3 /10

    I chose to go to the DU because of the amazing and financially supportive study abroad program. I also came for the warmth and the sunshine. I loved the campus when I visited and met with some students who talked about how fantastic DU was and how rarely they felt homesick.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think that the course curriculum makes sense on a large scale. However, I don't think that it is fair that we pay for almost 2 years of university to study course curriculum; course curriculum doesn't even relate to what we are in university for. In most other countries- they do not have the course curriculum.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    J
    8.0 /10

    Financial aid was better compared to other schools I applied to. The location was also great. They also seemed to have a great English program. I also knew people from high school that was attending.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's good. Too many requirements when concerning older literature. The newer classes were fantastic, especially the British literature courses. The creative writing program is also well known and highly regarded.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
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    2199 S. University Blvd
    ADDRESS

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall

    Book Store

    University of Denver Bookstore0.17 km
    Christian Science Reading Room - Sixth Church Denver0.38 km
    Unity Spiritual Center Denver1.56 km
    Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore1.85 km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Hills Plaza2.04 km
    University Hills2.20 km
    Old South Gaylord Street Shops2.34 km
    Century 21 Plaza2.49 km
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    Airport

    Porter Adventist Hospital Heliport1.33 km
    Creede AirPark1.55 km
    denverairport limo5.58 km
    Hospital Helipad6.25 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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