University Of Denver

University Of Denver

The University of Denver, or DU, is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. It was founded in 1864. DU enrolls more than 10,000 students in both graduate and undergraduate programs. The main campus is spread across an area of 125 acres. The U.S. News & World Report (2008) ranked the University of Denver 85th among all public and private "National Universities" rankings.

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University of Denver's sports teams are nicknamed the Pioneers.

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University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver , CO 80208
General Phone: (303) 871-2000

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University of Denver Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,093business, business management, non-profit management, transportation management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international finance, human resources, ...
Liberal Arts527Asian-American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, area and Cultural studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, ...
Law410legal studies, law, tax law, legal research, legal professions
Family and Social Work251public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Education and Teaching223curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, educational statistics, teacher ed
Therapy and Counseling219psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, forensic psychology, psychology courses
Media159communication studies, mass communication, journalism, digital communications, public relations, advertising, communication and journalism
Science102biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, ecology, biological and physical sciences, science and society, chemistry, physics
Computer Science and Engineering93information technology, information science, systems analyst, computer science, computer and media applications, computer engineering, software engineering
Music56music, music performance, musicology, various music studies
Conservation and Resource Management52environmental science, natural resources management
Engineering51engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management
Hospitality46hospitality management
Real Estate and Construction Management34real estate, construction management
Fine Arts18art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy, religion
Engineering Technician16telecommunications tech
Design13graphic design
Security and Law Enforcement13security services management, criminology
Mathematics12mathematics, statistics courses, mathematics and statistics
Art Studies10art studies
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Animal Science and Care2animal science

Number of programs and degrees for University of Denver in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,10167
Master's degree1,76869
Postbaccalaureate certificate1146
Doctor's degree11619
First-professional degree3171
Post-master's certificate51

University of Denver Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Denver had a total enrollment of 11,053 students (9,196 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 42%
Graduate 49%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 19%
22-24 17%
25-29 20%
30-34 10%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

University of Denver Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 67 %

University of Denver Room and Board (2007)

University of Denver offers campus housing for 2,340 of its 9,196 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Denver, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Denver Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540640
SAT Math550660
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT60%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Denver Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,810
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,810
Room and board $ 9,670
Room charge $ 5,863
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,807
Books and supplies $ 1,698
Other expenses $ 2,439

Financial Aid:
University of Denver participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 137100)

University of Denver Faculty

University of Denver has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7473
Non-tenured and not on tenure track8087

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$150,2972*
Associate professorcalendar year8$111,5757$104,964
Assistant professorcalendar year5$69,1407$76,292
Lecturercalendar year17$72,48413$63,341
All faculty totalcalendar year38$96,65529$83,757

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year115$116,55735$108,948
Associate professoracademic year73$85,43153$79,691
Assistant professoracademic year69$70,07675$66,399
Instructoracademic year1*0*
Lectureracademic year40$50,49358$47,717
All faculty totalacademic year298$89,072221$71,422

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Denver Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sun Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports108108216

University of Denver Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Transportation/Transportation Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Studies, General
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian-American Studies
Development Economics and International Development
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Security And Law Enforcement
Securities Services Administration/Management

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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