University of Denver

Private, Four-years School Located in Denver, CO

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How much is the DU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, DU's tuition & fees is $59,340.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $78,960 when a student lives on-campus.

DU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$59,340
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$15,470
On-campus Expenses$3,150
Off-campus Room & Board$15,470
Off-campus Expenses$3,150
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$56,439

How Much Does it Cost to Go to DU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $269,470 at DU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $354,205. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $210,661.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$62,390$81,983$48,749
Sophomore (2024-25)$65,597$86,215$51,272
Junior (2025-26)$68,969$90,664$53,925
Senior (2026-27)$72,514$95,343$56,716
4 Years Total$269,470$354,205$210,661
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$65,597$86,215$51,272
Sophomore (2025-26)$68,969$90,664$53,925
Junior (2026-27)$72,514$95,343$56,716
Senior (2027-28)$76,241$100,264$59,651
4 Years Total$283,321$372,486$221,563
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$68,969$90,664$53,925
Sophomore (2026-27)$72,514$95,343$56,716
Junior (2027-28)$76,241$100,264$59,651
Senior (2028-29)$80,160$105,439$62,738
4 Years Total$297,883$391,710$233,029
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$72,514$95,343$56,716
Sophomore (2027-28)$76,241$100,264$59,651
Junior (2028-29)$80,160$105,439$62,738
Senior (2029-30)$84,280$110,880$65,985
4 Years Total$313,195$411,926$245,089
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$76,241$100,264$59,651
Sophomore (2028-29)$80,160$105,439$62,738
Junior (2029-30)$84,280$110,880$65,985
Senior (2030-31)$88,612$116,603$69,400
4 Years Total$329,293$433,185$257,773

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, DU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $18,146.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Denver$59,340
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Denver, 5,349 students (91%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $31,610.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at DU is $47,350 for students living on-campus and $47,350 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,597 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $30,954 and the average amount of student loans is $7,961.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$78,960
COA (off-campus)$78,960
Tuition & Fees$59,340
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,620
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,620
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$47,350
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$47,350
Average Financial Aid$31,610
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,34991%$31,610
Pell Grants88815%$5,085
Federal Student Loan1,86632%$6,021
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,597100%-
Grants or Scholarships1,58999%$30,954
Federal Grants43327%$6,358
Pell Grants24916%$5,432
Other Federal Grants43227%$3,242
State/Local Grants885%$5,362
Institutional Grants1,58699%$28,979
Student Loan Aid59337%$7,961
Federal Student Loans58637%$5,213
Other Student Loans714%$23,464

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

DU's acceptance rate is 63.63%. A total of 22,694 applicants applied to and 14,440 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,621 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 11.23%.
To apply to DU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants22,6949,310$13,384
Admitted14,4405,794$8,646
Enrolled1,621702$919
Acceptance Rate63.63%62.23%64.60%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)11.23%12.12%10.63%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to DU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,295 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 29.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2951,2001,390
National Average1,174
Colorado Average1,172
SAT EBRW655610700
SAT Math640590690
ACT Composite292731
National Average25
Colorado Average25
ACT Math272529
ACT English302634

Student Population

University of Denver has a total of 13,734 students including 6,151 undergraduate and 7,583 graduate students. By gender, there are 5,424 male students and 8,706 female students attending DU. The school offers online degree programs and 3,134 students enrolled online exclusively (22.82% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total14,130 5,4248,706
Undergraduate5,867 2,6293,238
Graduate8,263 2,7955,468

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO
Phone303-871-2000
WEBwww.du.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered241 Programs
Online Program Offered21 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered128 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate71.00%
Yield11.00%
Student Population13,734
Graduation Rate77%
Retention Rate88% (Full-time), 67% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate8 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties742 (Full-time), 771 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,427 (Full-time), 911 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$101,822
Average Staff Salary$71,762