Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1263
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $39,744
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,112
  • University Selectivity
    77%
  • University Yield
    13%
  • Job Offers
    94%
  • Average Salary
    $42,310
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1908
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
2101 S. University Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80208, United States
Website
405x225

Daniels College of Business

The Daniels College of Business, located in Denver, Colorado, inspires and develops talented business leaders of character. Through 12 majors and 11 minors, students learn in small classes that provide interactive experiences using live cases, consulting projects and innovative co-curricular programming. Students also enjoy studying, receive academic advising and interact with student groups in a newly-renovated classroom building that opened in spring 2014. Our focus on personalized attention and whole-student development, blended with strong liberal arts and business classes, provides a launch pad for future success.

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The networking opportunities are outstanding. I'm actually a first generation college student and it's amazing to see the kind of professional relationships I have built in the past few years. Of course, the knowledge I gained from the classroom also helped me with my networking efforts. Thus, as I prepare to graduate, I am satisfied with my education at the Daniels College of Business and do not regret a single moment.

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About University of Denver

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
77% University of Denver 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Recommendations
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
13735% 13,735
77% 77
13% 13
77% School Selectivity
13% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Students submit application, letters of recommendation, test scores, and transcripts. Interview and resume are optional. International students must complete TOEFL, interview and English Language Proficiency Assessment.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2887% 2,887
26% 26
20% 20
26% Program Selectivity
20% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements Internal transfers must apply. They submit an application, cover letter and resume. They also participate in an interview and complete pre-business requirements.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 95
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Some freshmen are admitted directly based upon outstanding academic records. All others apply in Year 2. They submit an application, cover letter and resume. They also participate in an interview and complete pre-business requirements.

Careers

Financial Services 28%
Top Industry
  • Real Estate 11%
  • Other 10%
  • Consulting 4%
JP Morgan 4
Top Employer
  • FirstBank 3
  • Enterprise 3
  • Four Seasons 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
94% Daniels College of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
80% 80.2
62% 61.74527272727272
80% Receive Offers
61% 60.8
59% 59.252482758620694
61% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
14% 14.1
16% 15.83261363636364
14% Receive Offers
25% 24.5
17% 16.796475409836066
25% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
2% 2.4
9% 9.05625
2% Receive Offers
6% 5.7
9% 9.484761904761905
6% Accept Offers
75% Graduates seeking full-time employment
25% Graduates not seeking employment
96% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
39% 39
$44,943.00
32K 65K
General Management
9% 9
$46,512.00
22K 65K
Human Resources
1% 1
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
4% 4
$38,875.00
25K 48K
Marketing/Sales
23% 23
$39,300.00
20K 80K
Operations/Production
9% 9
$40,087.00
24K 56K
Logistics/Transportation
1% 1
Data not provided
Other
13% 13
$37,307.00
14K 60K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
6% 6
$47,000.00
35K 55K
Consumer Products/Retail
8% 8
$38,500.00
25K 63K
Consulting
4% 4
Data not provided
Financial Services
28% 28
$47,848.00
32K 65K
Government/Education
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
Data not provided
Manufacturing
1% 1
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
Data not provided
Non-Profit
2% 2
$32,667.00
28K 37K
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
11% 11
$46,034.00
25K 80K
Sports/Leisure
15% 15
$37,138.00
14K 50K
Technology/Science
6% 6
$41,071.00
20K 56K
Transportation
2% 2
Data not provided
Utilities
1% 1
Data not provided
Other
10% 10
$38,154.00
22K 50K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
5% 5
$42,380.00
32K 55K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
3% 3
$36,333.00
34K 40K
U.S. South
3% 3
$35,618.00
17K 44K
U.S. Southwest
68% 68
$42,139.00
20K 80K
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
$46,000.00
37K 57K
U.S. West
15% 15
$44,602.00
14K 65K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • University of Denver 8
  • Target Corporation 4
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts 4
  • CenturyLink 3
  • Montage Beverly Hills 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 16
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 67
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 196
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 669
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Most services are individualized and include: career assessments; major/career selection; job/internship assistance; large internship database shared with 22 other private universities; graduate school planning; job and employer contact database; on campus recruiting; professional network of alumni volunteers; resume/cover letter critiques; mock interviews/Interview Stream; three annual career fairs; workshops and employer sponsored events; Going Global, Vault and 24/7 resources.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$53,587
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $39,744
  • Fees $963
  • Expenses $12,880
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$53,587
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $39,744
  • Fees $963
  • Expenses $12,880
92% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 8% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 47%
  • Merit 53%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.du.edu/financialaid/index.html
Scholarships
$18,754,950
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$20,163,555
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Daniels College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
32% 29
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
34% 20
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Daniels College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Ethics, Social Responsibility, General Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Hotel Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
39% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
60% 21 to 50 students
20 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Sustainability in Hospitality
  • Ethics - Strategic Decisions
  • The Real Start Up
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BSBA
  • BSAcc
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
139% 139
35% 35
Prominent Faculty
  • Robert Giacalone

    Business ethics

  • Sharon Alvarez

    Entrepreneurship

  • Jack Strauss

    Economics

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study opportunities are available within every academic department on campus. Students are encouraged to explore various internship, work experience and practicum courses, with both credit and non-credit options. Approximately 80% of Daniels undergraduate students complete at least one internship as part of their business education.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    DU is widely recognized for its study abroad program with numerous program options and partnerships with leading universities around the world. Approximately 75% of the student body studies abroad for at least one academic term. The program costs students no more than what they would pay to attend DU for that term.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The vision of the University of Denver is to be a great private university for the public good. Service learning and volunteerism are important aspects of our curriculum and co-curricular activities.

Students

94% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1353 75th Percentile Score on SAT 31 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
78% 78
Hispanic
11% 11
Asian American
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
24%
21%
2%
48%
4%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
6% 6
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
86% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
67% 67
82% 82

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 21,010
Alumni Donations
$2,212 Average Gift $555,000 Largest Gift

Joseph Saunders, CEO Visa, Inc

Most Prominent Alumni
  • James Lentz

    CEO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

  • Andrew Taylor

    CEO, Enterprise Holdings

  • Joseph Saunders

    Executive Chairman and Former CEO, VISA, Inc.