Metropolitan State University of Denver

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2014 Quick Stats
1201 Fifth Street

Denver, CO 80217-3362

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Phone: (303) 556-3058
2012-2013 Tuition
$6,418
in-state
$21,019
out-of-state
Students
23,019
enrolled
46%
male /
54%
female
Admissions
Apr. 30
application deadline
71.2%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#23 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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Summary

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,019, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 127 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Metropolitan State University of Denver's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 23. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,418 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $21,019 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Metropolitan State College of Denver aspires to be a top quality urban college of opportunity and to fulfill our mission by preparing a diverse undergraduate student body to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing multicultural and technological world. Metro State strives to create a community of learning where people from all walks of life have the opportunity to engage with each other and their chosen disciplines for professional and academic advancement, educated citizenship and lifelong learning.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1963
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $4,578,952

Applying

When applying to Metropolitan State University of Denver, it's important to note the application deadline is April 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.2%
Application deadline April 30
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 20:1, and the school has 34.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Psychology; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 6%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 9%
Psychology 8%
English Language and Literature/Letters 7%
Health Professions and Related Programs 6%

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Student Life

Metropolitan State University of Denver has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,019, with a gender distribution of 46.5 percent male students and 53.5 percent female students. Metropolitan State University of Denver is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 23,381
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Metropolitan State University of Denver offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Metropolitan State University of Denver also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Metropolitan State University of Denver, 61.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,792.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees $6,418 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $21,019 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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