University of Denver (DU)

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University of Denver can be found in Denver, CO, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately thirteen thousand students are enrolled at University of Denver.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1170 (25th percentile) to 1350 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 26 (25th percentile) to 31 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to DU. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Denver (DU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.71. Roughly 60 percent of all students which applied were accepted at University of Denver, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 11 percent continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Denver (DU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 53%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Denver (DU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Denver was reported as 58.7% in Fall 2020 with over 21,000 college applications submitted to DU. 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

  • DU ACT Scores: 26 - 31
  • DU Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Denver?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Denver is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Denver has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.5%
  • 2017-2018: 58.0%
  • 2018-2019: 56.5%
  • 2019-2020: 58.7%
  • Projected DU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 53.3%

How Does University of Denver (DU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for DU is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Regis University71.0%
Colorado School of Mines53.1%
University of Northern Colorado90.8%
University of Colorado Colorado Springs87.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Denver (DU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 670
Math580 - 680
Total Score1170 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math24 - 29
Composite Score26 - 31
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