Admission & Aid
Who are you?
Our community of students is curious, always searching for the next exciting undertaking. At the University of Denver, that can mean starting college as an undergraduate or seeking new challenges in grad school. Where can a DU education take you? Apply now and find out.
From campus visits to enrollment, we'll help you all along the way through our comprehensive approach to student support. 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 who are making impacts in their fields and their communities?
Our Approach to Learning
Your Hands-On Learning
At DU, we take a holistic approach to your education. Here, you’ll grow your intellect, explore and hone your character, learn self-care in the pursuit of caring for others, and receive the skills, mentorship and learning opportunities needed to pursue a purpose-filled life and career. Through what we call the 4D Experience, our students explore a vast range of subjects outside their programs of study. Your work will include pragmatic approaches to problem-solving through everything from senior design projects to humanitarian crisis simulations. And you’ll receive support during your job search through our robust internship database, the Burwell Center for Career Achievement and through the connections you’ll make in Denver and across the globe.
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. That’s just one of many reasons why we’re among the most recent universities classified as Very High Research University (or “R1”) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
#80 National Universities U.S News & World Report, 2021
#58 Best Value Schools U.S News & World Report, 2021
#50 Best Colleges for Veterans U.S News & World Report, 2021
Real World Success
Our Student Research
We provide our undergraduates with $350,000 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.
Success After Graduation
85 percent of our undergraduates participate in internships, preparing them to enter the job market the moment they leave college, with 92% of our undergrads determining their post-graduation plans within six months of graduation.
$411m Over $411 million in financial aid annually for undergraduates and graduates
92% 92 percent of undergrads have secured post-graduation plans within six months of graduation
66% 66 percent of bachelor's students, and 56% of master's students, stay in Colorado after graduation
Two Campuses. One Experience. A World of Possibilities.
Denver—Your Home, Your Campus
As you live and learn in one of the most dynamic cities in America, you’ll be introduced to a world of new faces, ideas and experiences—all designed to prepare you for a purpose-filled life. Whether you test your wings in an experiential on-campus living community, club sports, or any of the student organizations based on campus, you're sure to find a home at DU.
James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus
Announced in October 2021, the Kennedy Mountain Campus brings new life to the DU Experience, making the University of Denver the only university in the United States to offer every student one experience through two great locations. Here, you’ll have the chance to reflect, connect and explore Colorado's stunning natural landscapes—developing your character, relationships with fellow students and peace of mind and body.
Tuition & Fees
Our Financial Support
We provide over $116 million in institutional aid to our undergraduates annually, including scholarships and grants. Our graduate students receive over $62 million in institutional aid as well, including graduate teaching and research assistantships. These funds don’t need to be repaid after graduation.
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.