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 twelve thousand students are enrolled at University of Denver.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1620 (25th percentile) to 1950 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 25 (25th percentile) to 30 (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 3.35 - 3.64. Roughly 80 percent of all students which applied were accepted at University of Denver, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 13 percent continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Denver (DU) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 72%.

Overall University of Denver (DU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Denver was reported as 76.7% in Fall 2013 with over 13,700 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 SAT Scores: 1620 - 1950
  • DU ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • DU Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Denver?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to DU 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 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 DU has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.5%
  • 2010-2011: 71.6%
  • 2011-2012: 68.2%
  • 2012-2013: 67.6%
  • 2013-2014: 76.7%
  • Projected DU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.8%

How Does University of Denver (DU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for DU is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Colorado Christian University97.6%
Regis University69.9%
Colorado School of Mines37.4%
University of Northern Colorado69.6%
University of Colorado Colorado Springs91.0%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Denver (DU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 660
Math560 - 660
Writing520 - 630
Total Score1620 - 1950
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 31
Math24 - 29
Composite Score25 - 30
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