Metropolitan State University of Denver

Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
4-year
Large
Urban

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About

A leader in social mobility. Committed to fostering equity. All while offering an accessibly excellent experience. As the top transfer destination among Colorado colleges and universities, our students are engaged citizens, making an immediate impact on our workforce and community from the moment they enroll. Our mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education, and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global, and technological society. MSU Denver is a comprehensive, modified open-access university offering a relevant, rigorous education in the heart of Denver. The University serves nearly 18,000 students of all ages and backgrounds in 90+ majors and 10 graduate programs. And 80% of our 100,000+ alumni stay in Colorado, advancing our communities and economy. See what’s possible at msudenver.edu.

Questions and Answers about Metropolitan State University of Denver

Edith V.
7 months ago
How do students receive work study at Metropolitan State University of Denver?
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hi Edith, here is the eligibility for work study: You must have completed a FAFSA for the academic year; Your financial aid file must be complete for the academic year; You must remain enrolled in at least 6 credits; You cannot be on financial aid suspension; You must have an unmet need of at least $4,000 for the academic year; You must turn in a work-study form confirming your employment (WK__) form found on our Student Forms webpage. If you are awarded work study you'll see it in your financial aid package.
Prisila A.
8 months ago
Does Metropolitan State University of Denver have a public chart of credits that transfer from IB, CLEP, or AP courses?
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hi Prisila, yes we do! You can see the list in our university catalog here: https://catalog.msudenver.edu/content.php?catoid=32&navoid=2080
Prisila A.
8 months ago
How can freshmen get involved in the club sports on campus?
Metropolitan State University of Denver
We have a bunch of different student orgs! They usually table at Fall Fest at the beginning of the fall semester or you can view meeting times using Roadrunner Link here: https://www.msudenver.edu/multicultural-center/student-organizations/
Emma M.
8 months ago
Can a freshman live off-campus?
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hi Emma! Yes - MSU Denver is a non-residential campus, so no student is required to live on-campus. However, there are a number of housing and transportation resources available to students if needed at https://www.msudenver.edu/housing/.
Katie G.
8 months ago
Are there Orchestra clubs or other ways to play music without majoring in music?
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hi Katie! The MSU Denver Symphony Orchestra (MUS 3827) is open to any student on the Auraria Campus, regardless of major or institution of enrollment. You can learn more at https://www.msudenver.edu/music/ensembles/orchestra/.
Brian M.
10 months ago
Does MSU Denver have scholarships available for graduate students?
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hi Brian, we do have scholarships available for graduate students. Here is a list of some available: https://www.msudenver.edu/gender-institute-teaching-advocacy/finding-scholarships-and-grants/categorized-scholarships/graduate-school/
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Majors offered at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Research and Experimental Psychology
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Academics at Metropolitan State University of Denver

900-1110
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
17-23
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (90% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Metropolitan State University of Denver Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Metropolitan State University of Denver Students8%12%40%47%1%3%2%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%39%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Metropolitan State University of Denver Students
26%
69%
Male
Female
< 5% Gender nonconforming