University of Colorado Denver is a public, state school in an urban setting in Denver, Colorado. UCD was founded in 1912 and now enrolls around 24,724 students a year, including 14,995 undergrads.
UCD offers housing for up to 0 students.
As of 2021, the total market value of UCD's endowment was $637.734 million There are 18 undergraduate students for every full-time UCD professor.
|2021 UCD Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||66%|
University of Colorado Denver does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is moderately difficult to get into UCD. In 2021, UCD accepted 66% of applicants. In 2021, 6,271 out of 9,458 total applicants were accepted.
UCD reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
UCD is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UCD, applicants must submit the following items.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0.5||3|
|Other Requirements||√||audition, portfolio, entrance exam|
The average high school GPA for a student admitted to UCD is 3.5 out of 4.0.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UCD.
UCD does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 78% submitted the SAT. 22% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! UCD provides on-campus housing for students.
UCD students are active in the school's Veterans Student Organization (Service), Golden Key Honor Society (Academic) and Minority Association for Pre-Health Students (Health). Distinguished Lecture Series, Spring Fling, and and CU Denver Block Party are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UCD.
UCD meets 50.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UCD full-time are awarded $10,437 a year in financial aid, on average.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
About 73% of students who start at UCD return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,245 students who started at UCD as first-time freshman, 267 graduate within four years.
Around 44% of students who started at UCD earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $19,783 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does UCD sound? Remember, the best school 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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UCD is located in the urban setting of Denver, Colorado, less than an hour from Denver.
If you want to see UCD for yourself, 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.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCD is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCD is Aug 1.
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Wondering what life at UCD is like? There are approximately 24,724 students enrolled at UCD, including 14,995 undergraduate students and 9,729 graduate students. 57% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from CO and 9% percent of students are from other states.
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