Undergraduate Admission

As a premier private University in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West, we’re committed to creating a better future, for all. At DU, you’ll have the opportunity to build the skills, knowledge and perspective to make a difference in our world and create real, lasting change. 

From our classrooms and labs in the city of Denver to our one-of-a-kind campus in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, we offer a Four-Dimensional Experience that focuses on your intellectual growth, well-being, character and career skill-building. Small classes taught by professors who are leaders in their field, a focus on experiential learning, top-ranked study abroad programs and a strong and supportive alumni base help our students build the foundations needed to create the kinds of lives and careers that lead to big impacts and positive changes.  

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First-Year Applicant

Each year, roughly 1,400 new first-year students join us to take on our world's greatest challenges. If you're ready to start your college journey, apply now.

First-Year Applicants

Transfer Applicant

If you have already completed high school and are taking or have taken college-level coursework since then, we invite you to apply to DU as a transfer applicant. 

Transfer Applicants

International Applicant

Almost 10 percent of our student body comes from outside the United States. Apply to join our community.

International Applicants

Undocumented Applicant

We welcome applications from anyone who wants to join our community of learners and doers, regardless of immigration status.

Undocumented Applicants

Admitted Student

You’re in! Congratulations. Now find out what you have to do next to begin your DU experience!

Admitted Students

Deposited Student

We’re thrilled you’ve decided to join us! Find information on applying for classes, orientation and housing, and begin familiarizing yourself with student life.

Deposited Students

Pioneer Prep Student

The Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes are three-day courses, built around diversity, that give high school juniors and seniors the chance to learn about college access and career planning.

Pioneer Prep Students

High School Early Experience Student

We offer college-level courses to students still finishing their high school diploma. Get an early look at the world of higher learning.

High School Students

Non-Degree Student

Our Non-Degree option allows students to pursue topics they’re passionate about, bolster their skillsets and advance in their career without going through the entire formal application process.

Non-Degree Students

Working Professional

If you've already started your degree, classes at University College can help you finish on your schedule.

Working Professionals

High School Counselor

High school counselors play an important role in a student’s application process. We offer resources to help you keep your students on track and informed.

High School Counselors

Family Member

Parents, guardians and other family members can provide guidance and support during the admission process.


Explore the University of Denver campus

Discover DU

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Seated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, our campus is full of opportunities for exploration and adventure. Take a virtual tour, or visit in person and experience for yourself what makes Denver and DU a great place to call home.

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Financial Aid

We know that applying for financial aid can be tricky, so we’ve put together everything you’ll need to get going. Use our resources to learn more about outside scholarships and grantsmerit-based scholarships and student loans.

Financial Aid

100+ 100+ undergraduate academic programs

11:1 11:1 student-faculty ratio

$182m + $182 million+ in annual undergraduate financial aid

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Find out why our students love being a part of DU

Why DU

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Academic Programs

Whether you're looking to start a career as an entrepreneur, artist, scientist or anything in between, we have a program that will help you explore your passion. Small classes mean you'll receive individual attention from your professors, and because we devote over $350,000 per year to undergraduate research, you'll be encouraged to make original contributions to your field.

Combine that with unmatched opportunities to study abroad and internship opportunities, and you have a college experience that puts you more than a step ahead of the pack.

Design your DU viewbook and take the next step to discover where your path can take you.

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Experiences at DU

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The 4D Experience

At DU, you receive a multi-dimensional, adventure-driven education that prepares you to make a difference and thrive in a dynamic world. Through our signature 4D Experience, you’ll be prepared with the skills, knowledge, connections and the honed sense of self and community necessary to graduate with confidence and make an impact in your chosen fields and communities. 

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City, Mountains and Much More

Through a unique, two-campus learning experience at both our urban campus in Denver and the new James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus, you will enjoy new and exciting opportunities to build life-long bonds with your peers and apply and deepen the knowledge you learn in our classrooms. You will connect to a sense of confidence in yourself, the value of your skills and your ability to change the world.

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Student Life

From rock climbing and hiking to fighting climate change and promoting diversity, you're sure to find friends to join you. Choose from 120+ student organizations and pursue your interests while taking in the natural beauty of Denver and Colorado.

Life at DU

Study Abroad
Study Abroad

Expand your horizons with any of our 120 programs in 50+ countries around the world. Over 70 percent of DU students study abroad as undergraduates, bringing home experiences and perspectives that shape their lives.

Study Abroad


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

The University of Denver admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Clery Disclosure Act

The University of Denver Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available. This report includes statistics from the previous three years concerning reported crime that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Denver campus and statistics for fires in University housing. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and other safety information along with fire safety policies and procedures. You may obtain a hard copy of this report by contacting the Department of Campus Safety or by visiting the Campus Safety website.

Drug-Free Workplace Act

The University promotes a healthy and safe educational, professional, and residential community where drugs and alcohol do not interfere with individual performance, personal success, public safety or the integrity of the learning environment. Compliance with the federal requirements under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug Free Workplace is available here.

If interested in more information, please explore DU’s Consumer Disclosures and the Office of Equal Opportunity & Office of Title IX.