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Colleges / University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

About UCD

University of Colorado Denver Overview

University of Colorado Denver is a public, state school in an urban setting in Denver, Colorado. UCD was founded in 1912 and the school presently has around 24,267 students per year, including 14,289 undergrad students. UCD provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UCD!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UCD's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UCD students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

UCD does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? UCD has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UCD on the Student Life page.

2022 UCD Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 29%
In-State Tuition $11,160
Out-of-State $25,992
Percent of Need Met 48.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,677

Is UCD a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what UCD offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

UCD Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UCD. The university admitted 72% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 14,428 students applied to UCD and 10,395 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UCD

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UCD Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with UCD directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UCD's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Colorado Denver's endowment was $637.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UCD

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UCD meets 48.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UCD full-time are awarded $10,677 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UCD.

Based on this information, is UCD the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UCD a good school for you?

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Where is University of Colorado Denver Located?

UCD is located in the urban setting of Denver, Colorado, in the suburbs of Denver.

If you are interested in seeing UCD for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 to Denver, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Denver International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UCD and Denver are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 173364 Denver, CO 80217-3364

Campus Setting: Urban

UCD Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCD is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCD is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UCD ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


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21 and Less


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UCD SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1250


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

UCD Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UCD is like? There are approximately 24,267 students enrolled at UCD, including 14,289 undergraduate students and 9,978 graduate students. 59% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from CO and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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