Admission & Aid

Who are you?

Pioneers are curious, always searching for the next steps on their paths. At DU, that can mean starting college as an undergraduate or seeking new challenges in grad school. Where can the Pioneer spirit take you? Apply now and find out.

From campus visits to enrollment, we'll help you every step of the way. With scholarships, grants and loans, we'll do what we can to make higher education a reality for you. So ask yourself what can you add to our community of scholars making impacts in their fields and their communities?

Our Approach to Learning

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Your Hands-On Learning

Collaborating across disciplines, our undergraduate and graduate students explore a vast range of subjects outside their programs of study. Your work will drive toward pragmatic approaches to problem-solving through senior design projects and humanitarian crisis simulations. We also support our students during their job search through our robust internship database and connections in Denver and across the globe.

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Our Faculty-Student Collaboration

With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, our students receive close instruction and support from faculty in and out of the classroom. Both our undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty on projects in their fields, including original research that results in summer-long projects and publications.

Real World Success

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Our Student Research

We provide our undergraduates with up to $230,000 in research funding annually, and our graduate students receive financial support for their own original research, professional development and conference presentations. Our professors can guide your research and projects, with 90 percent of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their fields.

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Success After Graduation

93 percent of undergraduates in our graduating classes finish their degrees in four years or less, and 43 percent have already accepted a job offer at graduation.

$292m

$292 million in financial aid annually for undergraduates and graduates

 

90%

90 percent of undergraduates have a job or are in graduate school six months after leaving campus

 

70%

70 percent of our students choose to live in Colorado after graduation

 

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 Application Process

Undergraduate Admission Application Process

Undergraduate Admission

We accept both the Common Application and our Pioneer Application. Our admission counselors are here to help you during each step of your admission process.

Graduate Admission Application Process

Graduate Admission

Our application requirements vary by program and school. Depending on your degree of choice, you may need to submit test scores, letters of recommendation and resumes.

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Working Professional

University College is tailored to help students who are active in the workplace. Learn about policies, registration and financial aid.

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Tuition & Fees

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

If you enroll as a full-time student at our university, you’ll need to budget for tuition, fees and housing. Our Financial Aid office helps you pay for your education with scholarships, grants and student loans.

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Graduate Tuition & Fees

Your total cost of attendance will vary by program and number of credit hours. We can help you prepare for your expenses.

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Law Student Tuition & Fees

With a semester schedule and various enrollment options, students at Sturm College of Law have costs and schedules that differ from the rest of our student body.

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Our Financial Support

We provide over $94 million in institutional aid to our undergraduates annually, including scholarships and grants. Our graduate students receive over $55 million in institutional aid as well, including graduate teaching and research assistantships. These funds don’t need to be repaid after graduation.

Funding Options

Denver & Colorado

A stone’s throw from the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a fast-growing city bustling with opportunity and life. Get involved in the community, enjoy the outdoors, and experience an internship in Denver’s economy—it’s all here.

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