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Quick Facts

DU at a glance.


Tree-shaded 125-acre campus in a quiet residential neighborhood just minutes from downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains

Enrollment (Fall 2016)
Undergraduate 5,754
Graduate 5,860
First-year 1,403
First-year Student Demographics (Fall 2016)
Female students: 55%
Male students: 45%
Students of color: 19%
States represented: 48
Colorado: 33%
West: 17%
Southwest: 6%
Midwest: 19%
Northeast: 12%
Southeast: 7%
International: 6%
Countries: 18
Accepted Student Profile (Middle 50%, Fall 2017)
SAT: 1180-1340
SAT EBRW: 590-680
SAT Math: 580-680
ACT Composite: 25-31
GPA: 3.48-4.0

View the SAT Score Converter for further SAT information.

Average Undergraduate Class Size

21 students

  • 678 full-time faculty members, 90% with the highest degree in their field
  • All first-year students work closely with a faculty mentor
  • Partners in Scholarship (PinS) provides opportunities for students to participate in collaborative research with faculty partners.
The Quarter System
  • Basic  Schedule
    • Fall Quarter- Labor Day to Thanksgiving
    • Winter Quarter- New Years to mid-March
    • Spring Quarter- Mid-March to beginning of June
    • Summer Quarter- Mid-June to mid-August (optional and additional)
    • View the 2017-2018 calendar
  • Three unique terms in the same amount of time as a two-semester system
  • A fast-paced, academically-focused structure that pairs well with the University's interdisciplinary approach, where students are encouraged to focus on more than one major or minor
  • Frequently participate in sequencing courses, where topics build upon each other each term
  • Six-week winter break
Academic Programs

More than 100 undergraduate programs, including traditional majors and compelling dual-degree programs that span a variety of disciplines

Study Abroad
  • Ranked as the #3 Doctorate Institution for the percent of undergraduate students studying abroad
  • On average 70% of students study abroad
  • Over 150 program sites in more than 55 countries
  • The Cherrington Global Scholars Program makes study abroad efficient and affordable
Student Organizations

More than 100, including 17 academic honor societies, 9 fraternities and 13 sororities

Athletics & Recreation
  • NCAA Division I - 17 varsity sports
  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball
  • 28 club sports from kayaking to Ultimate Frisbee
  • 15 intramural sports including broomball and flag football
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)
Tuition: $47,520
Fees: $1,149
Room and Board: $12,564
Total: $61,233
Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • DU awards undergraduates more than $130.4 million in financial assistance each year.
  • 85% of DU students receive some form of financial assistance.
  • 76.9% of these funds are scholarships or grants.
  • Merit awards range from $13,000 to $25,000.
  • Talent scholarships in athletics, music, art and theatre are also available.
  • For more information view our pages on merit-based awards and need-based awards or watch our video series on the financial aid process.
Residence Hall Options
AP, IB and College Credit
  • We will typically accept credit for AP exam scores of 4 or 5 and IB scores of 5, 6 or 7 on Higher Level exams. Additionally, we will work with you individually to evaluate credit received from another institution to bring in equivalent coursework in which you have received a C or better. For more information, view our credit chart.
Consumer Information
  • For access to all consumer information statistics, please visit this website.
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