Rankings

We submit institutional data on behalf of the University to college guides and ranking agencies throughout the year. The Office of the Provost determines which rankings we will pursue in accordance with the University's strategic goals.

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Institutional Rankings by Type

  • UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

    U.S. News & World Report

    • #124 in best national universities (2024)
    • #45 in best online Bachelor's programs (2024)
    • #24 in study abroad (2021)
    • #32 in best online Bachelor's programs in business (2023)
    • #61 in best undergraduate teaching (2021)
    • #72 in best value schools (2024)
    • #86 in best business programs (2023)
    • #167 in best undergraduate engineering programs (2024)
    • #172 in best undergraduate computer science programs (2023)

     

    Wall Street Journal/College Pulse

    • #128 in best colleges (2022)

     

    Princeton Review

    • Named in the Princeton Review list of Best Value Colleges (2021)

     

    Forbes

    • #68 in best colleges in the West (2023)
    • #136 in Private Colleges (2023)
    • #161 in research universities (2023)

     

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance

    • #59 for best values in private universities (2018)

     

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    • #56 among undergraduate business programs in the nation (2016)
    • #12 among undergraduate business programs for academic quality (2014)
    • #40 among undergraduate business programs in private universities (2014)
  • GRADUATE PROGRAMS

    U.S. News & World Report

    College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

    • #50 among best graduate programs in clinical psychology (2021)
    • #97 among best graduate programs in psychology (2023)
    • #99 among best graduate programs in English (2022)
    • #124 among best graduate programs in fine arts (2021)


    College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    • #112 among best graduate programs in physics (2023)
    • #150 among best graduate programs in chemistry (2023)
    • #155 among best graduate programs in mathematics (2023)
    • #158 among best graduate programs in biological sciences (2023)


    Daniels College of Business

    • #68 in best graduate business schools (2024)
    • #65 among best online MBA programs (2023)
    • #70 among best online graduate business programs (2020)
    • #109 among best part-time MBA programs (Professional MBA) (2024)


    Graduate School of Social Work

    • #11 among best graduate programs in social work (2023)


    Josef Korbel School of International Studies

    • #94 among best graduate programs in public affairs (2020)


    Morgridge College of Education

    • #83 in best graduate education schools (2024)
    • #18 among best graduate programs in secondary teacher education (2021)
    • #24 among best graduate programs in educational administration and supervision (2023)
    • #35 among best graduate programs in library & information studies (2022)
    • #162 among best online Master's in education programs (2022)


    Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

    • #173 in best graduate engineering schools (2024)
    • #86 among best graduate programs in industrial / manufacturing / systems engineering (2023)
    • #105 among best graduate programs in materials engineering (2023)
    • #113 among best graduate programs in computer engineering (2023)
    • #146 among best graduate programs in computer science (2023)
    • #151 among best graduate programs in electrical / electronic / communications engineering (2023)
    • #153 among best graduate programs in mechanical engineering (2023)


    Sturm College of Law

    • #80 in best law schools (2024)
    • #6 among trial advocacy programs in law (2024)
    • #9 among clinical training programs (2024)
    • #13 among legal writing programs in law (2024)
    • #16 among part-time law programs (2023)
    • #19 among environmental law programs (2024)
    • #30 among criminal law programs (2024)
    • #35 among international law programs (2024)
    • #43 among dispute resolution programs in law (2024)
    • #46 among tax law programs (2024)
    • #51 among intellectual property programs in law (2024)
    • #57 among constitutional law programs (2024)
    • #61 among health care law programs (2024)
    • #64 among contracts/commercial law programs (2024)
    • #68 among business/corporate law programs (2024)


    University College

    • #48 among best online Master's in computer information technology programs (2023)

     

    Princeton Review

    • #6 among top 50 online MBA programs (2023) 
    • #7 for greatest resources for women (2023)
    • #10 for best green MBA (2023)

     

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    • #53 among best part-time MBA programs in the nation (2015)
    • #91 among best graduate business schools (2018)

     

    Foreign Policy

    • #14 among top Master's programs for policy career in international relations (2018)

     

    Social Work Guide

    • #13 among best online Master's programs in social work (2018)
  • VETERANS AND MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS

    U.S. News & World Report

    • #44 among best online MBA programs for veterans (2023)
    • #153 in best colleges for veterans (2023)

     

    Military Times

    • Named in the Military Times list of Best for Vets Colleges (2023)
    • #32 in best colleges for veterans in the central region (2023)
    • #75 in best private colleges for veterans (2022)
  • SUSTAINABILITY

    Princeton Review

    • #1 for best college library (2023)
    • #3 for most popular study abroad program (2021)
    • #13 for college city gets high marks (2023)
    • #19 for best athletic facilities (2023
    • #19 for green matters: everyone cares about conservation (2023
    • #22 for best health services (2023
    • #22 for most beautiful campus (2023
    • #24 for their students love these colleges (2023

     

    Others

    • Silver rating for sustainability by AASHE STARS (2016)
    • A- on the College Sustainability Report Card (2011)
  • INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
    • #2 for undergraduate participation in study abroad (2021)
    • #4 among graduate schools producing Peace Corps volunteers (2019)
  • VOTING ENGAGEMENT

    ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

    • Gold Seal for excellence in student voter engagement (70-80%) (2021)

     

    Colorado Campus Voting Challenge

    • Most Improved Voter Turnout - 4-Year Award (2021)
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    American Council on Education (ACE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

    • DU is one of the 40 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification this cycle. A listing of the 368 institutions that currently hold the Classification endorsement can be found here.