University of Colorado Denver (UCDHSC)

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University of Colorado Denver can be found in Denver, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at UCDHSC number nearly twenty seven thousand each year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at University of Colorado Denver. A score in the range of 970 to 1205 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UCDHSC average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. 76% of all students that apply are granted admission to University of Colorado Denver, from which 42% choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UCDHSC acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCDHSC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Colorado Denver was reported as 75.9% in Fall 2012 with over 3,080 applications submitted to UCDHSC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UCDHSC ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • UCDHSC Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Colorado Denver?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UCDHSC, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Colorado Denver has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 62.8%
  • 2009-2010: 60.6%
  • 2010-2011: 59.8%
  • 2011-2012: 74.1%
  • 2012-2013: 75.9%
  • Projected UCDHSC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.9%

How Does UCDHSC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Colorado Denver is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Metropolitan State University of Denver71.2%
University of Denver76.7%
University of Colorado Boulder87.7%
University of Northern Colorado69.6%
Colorado State University-Fort Collins77.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UCDHSC (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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