University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

– 5,758 undergraduates
– 11:1 student to faculty ratio
– 53% acceptance rate
– Mid 50% SAT 530-660, ACT 26-31
– 86% retention rate – Freshman returning for their sophomore year
– NCAA Div I
– 35.4% of students who have no financial need receive on average $18,550
– 82% of financial need met
– Private university
– 67% of students come from out of state
– 125 acre campus with close access to downtown Denver (12 minute light rail ride)
– 1st and 2nd year required to live on campus, housing is available all 4 years
– Investing in building on the campus
– Excellent comprehensive support program – Learning Effectiveness Program
– Undergraduate research opportunities – 200+ undergraduate students participate each year
– On the quarter system, runs 9/11 – 6/7 (3 quarters). 4th/summer quarter is optional
– Newman performing arts center
– Top majors Biology, Finance, Psychology
– Common curriculum all students take (60credits)
– AP credits taken dependent on AP score
– 96% of classes have less than 50 students
– Average class size is 21
– 70% of students complete an internship
– 70% of students study abroad to 55 countries, all paid for including travel
– 17 varsity sports, 28 club sports, 15 intramural sports
– 2/3 of students participate in club or intramural sports
– 60 minute ride to the mountains
– Early Action and Early Decision offered
– 1/4 of the applicant pool submits a Zeemee profile
– Merit scholarships range from $15,000 – $25,000
– CSS Profile required for applying for financial aid
– November 15 deadline for financial aid form submission for EA and ED
– 2/1 deadline for regular decision applicants
– Focused on grades vs. GPA, close review of junior year
– Superscore SAT and writing section not considered
– Merit aid driven by test scores and Grades
– Read applications Need Aware
– Tell your story if inconsistency in grades through high school

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