The University of Denver is a private research university with an attractive 125-acre campus in Colorado. Dating back to 1864, it is one of the oldest universities in the Rocky Mountain region of the US. it offers a wide range of undergraduate programs, taught by faculty members known internationally for cutting-edge work and expertise.

Key Facts


  • #93 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2022
  • #58 in Best Value Schools
  • #97 in Business Programs 
  • #161 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Year founded

  • 1864

School type

  • Private, coed

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 5,774

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 7,157

Student-faculty ratio

  • 12:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 59% (US News)

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1270 / ACT 29

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.72

International student population

  • 6.4%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.65

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $52,300

Popular majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Communication, Journalism and Related Programs

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $53,775 / $14,178


About the university

University of Denver offers over 100 degree programs in the following schools and colleges:

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
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

  • 138 clubs and organizations
  • 8 fraternities and 12 sororities
  • Outside the classroom, DU students enjoy NCAA Division I athletics
  • Famous alumni include Condoleeza Rice, former US Secretary of State; David Adkins, comedian; Peter Coors, former CEO of MillerCoors
Kings alumni at University of Denver

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