DU By the Numbers
A Complete Experience
There's rarely a single defining quality to help you select a college. It's about a collection of experiences, finding the right balance between academic challenges, a comfortable environment, and promising career opportunities.
Find out how being a DU student means having a world of advantages at your fingertips.
We've crafted an academic experience based on core values of mentorship and exploration. At DU, you'll form essential partnerships with your professors and peers and discover new pathways through collaboration.
Average Class Size: 24 Students
We keep our classes small so that you get the best out of every session.
11:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
A small student-to-faculty ratio means that you'll form close relationships with your professors.
100+ Academic Programs
With over 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to choose from, you'll be able to craft your academics to suit your passions.
A Dynamic Community
DU is a place where you can have a direct impact on crafting a more intentional and a more inclusive campus community, both for your benefit and for the benefit of future students in the decades to come.
DU's Fall 2021 entering class1 identifies as (IPEDS data2):
American Indian or Alaska Native – 5 (0.3%)
Asian – 58 (3.5%)
Black or African American – 47 (2.9%)
Hispanic – 219 (13.4%)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – 2 (0.1%)
Two or more races - 113 (6.9%)
White – 1103 (67.5%)
None selected - 86 (5.3%)
2IPEDS, or The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, is part of the National Center for Education Statistics.
DU's Fall 2021 entering class (raw data3):
American Indian or Alaska Native – 50 (3%)
Asian – 147 (9%)
Black or African American – 82 (5%)
Hispanic – 238 (14.6%)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – 29 (1.8%)
White – 1387 (84.9%)
3Note that numbers and percentages above will add to more than 100% of the incoming class, as many students identify as two or more races.
In addition, 16% of the Fall 2021 entering class identifies as a First-Generation Student, meaning they are the first in their family to pursue a four-year college degree.
We know that you're thinking about the future, and we are too. With a degree from DU, you'll be more than prepared to start your career: you'll already have taken your first steps into a welcoming professional world. Our robust Career Services network will help you find internships and job opportunities throughout your college career, and since most of our students finish in four years, you'll be ready to get out into the world and start making your impact.
Percentage of students had a job or were in grad school within six months of finishing their degree
Percentage of students who participate in internships
Percentage of DU students who default on their loans, well below the national average student loan default rate of 7.3%.
The most popular locations for job and internship opportunities include: Denver, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
Opportunities to Explore
$350,000 in Annual Undergraduate Research Funding
We allocate over $350,000 per year to undergraduate research projects so that you can make new discoveries on your own, or with your peers and professors.
More than 100 Service Learning Courses
The best way to master the critical approaches you learn in the classroom is to take them out into the world and make an impact. We offer 120 service learning classes addressing society’s biggest issues.
Career Opportunities in our Backyard
Forbes named Denver one of the best cities for careers in 2018, and our fast growth provides great entrepreneurial opportunities for recent grads. Plus, we're just a short drive from the Rockies, so you'll be set to explore our beautiful landscape whenever you like.
It's Easy to Study Abroad at DU
We believe that learning through experience is crucial, and there's no better way to see the world firsthand than by studying abroad. We value this opportunity so highly, that we ensure that most of our students don't have to pay anything above normal tuition, thanks to the Cherrington Global Scholars program.