Tuition & Fees

$7,352

$20,149

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
20%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
41%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
54%
12-17
28%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,348
Declined + 4,087
Total Received 11,435
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Public

19,666

undergraduate students

638

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice/criminology
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4505
ACT 0519

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Location

School Facts

Metropolitan State University of Denver, founded in 1963, is a multipurpose, public college. Its 175-acre campus is located in downtown Denver.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,304
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Denver, CO

127-acre campus in Denver (population: 693,060); branch campuses in Englewood and Northglenn. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to parking lots. Public transportation serves campus.

Metropolitan State University of Denver
1201 Fifth Street
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
14%
Top 1/2
49%
Bottom 1/2
51%
Bottom 1/4
20%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
20%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
41%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
54%
12-17
28%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,348
Declined + 4,087
Total Received 11,435

Admissions Factors

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Vaughn Toland
Director of Admissions and Outreach
P: 303 556-3058
F: 303 556-6345
askmetro@msudenver.edu

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,130

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,062
Additional fees $1,290
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $8,752
Average Financial Aid - $9,130
Total with Avg. Aid $-378

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $27,091,943
State $16,629,549
Institutional $7,794,407
Other external $1,795,649
Total $53,311,548

Non-need-based

Federal
State $49,469
Institutional $1,500,661
Other external $335,519
Total $1,885,649
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 303 556-4741
F: 303 556-4927

Financial Aid Officer

Thad Spaulding
Executive Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
tspauld1@msudenver.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Baseball, Capoeira, Cheerleading, Cycling, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Fishing, Football, Ice Hockey, In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

G. Anthony Grant (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Roadrunners
School colors
navy blue and red

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Manufacturing Sciences
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Geology
Art
Art History
Art/History/Theory/Criticism
Athletic Training
Aviation Management
Aviation Technologies
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Biology
Brew Pub Operations
Brewery Operations
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Civil Engineering Technology
Communication Design
Computer Information Systems/Management Science
Computer Science
Construction Project Management
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Event/Meeting Management
Finance
Geography
Geospatial Sciences
Global Business Studies
Health Administration
Health Care Information Systems
Health Care Management
History
Hospitality/Meeting/Travel Administration
Human Development
Human Nutrition/Dietetics
Human Performance/Sport
Human Services
Individualized Degree
Industrial Design
Integrative Health Care
International Business
Journalism
K-12 Physical Education
Land Use
Leisure Studies
Linguistics
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Meteorology
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Communications
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Teaching
Technical Communications
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice/criminology
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education

20,304

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

19,666
students

Female
53%
10,492

Male
47%
9,174

3%

638
students

Female
78%
496

Male
22%
142

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

12,759
students

Female
53%
6,650

Male
47%
6,109

36%

6,907
students

Female
56%
3,842

Male
44%
3,065

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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