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University of Denver

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1864
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 5,122
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $223,188,620
Admissions Address

2199 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO 80208

Website

http://www.du.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@du.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Tom Willoughby
Admissions office telephone: (303) 871-2036
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.du.edu/admission/app.html  
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 21


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 73%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 83%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 4,656
Total acceptances: 3,402
Total freshman enrollment: 1,139
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 47%
Male applicants: 2,217
Male acceptances: 1,503
Male freshman enrollment: 523
 
Female applicants: 2,439
Female acceptances: 1,899
Female freshman enrollment: 616
Out-of-state freshmen: 52%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 500
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 275
Students enrolled from waiting list: 12


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 64%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 - 640
Math: 540 - 650
Combined: 1070 - 1290


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.0% 10.0%
600-699 36.0% 43.0%
500-599 43.0% 35.0%
400-499 12.0% 11.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 73%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 - 29
Math: 22 - 28
Composite: 23 - 28


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 15.0% 23.0% 12.0%
24-29 59.0% 51.0% 57.0%
18-23 25.0% 25.0% 26.0%
12-17 1.0% 1.0% 5.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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