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Colleges / University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate75%

About UCD

University of Colorado Denver is a public, state university in the city of Denver, Colorado. UCD was founded in 1912. The college enrolls around 23,744 students per year, including 14,065 undergrad students.

UCD Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UCD. Around 75% of applicants get into UCD each year. Out of 15,649 applications received in 2022, 11,666 students were offered admission.

University of Colorado Denver Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 33%

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University of Colorado Denver is located in the city of Denver, Colorado, near Denver.

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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.

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UCD SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1250


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1250 and Above


1040 to 1250


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UCD students is 1140. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UCD, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UCD.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UCD is like? There are approximately 23,744 students enrolled at UCD, including 14,065 undergraduate students and 9,679 graduate students. 60% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from CO and 11% percent of students are from other states.


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