University of Denver - Sturm College of Law

University of Denver - Sturm College of Law

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a top 100 law school with nationally ranked programs in environmental and natural resources law, legal writing, clinical training, international law and tax law. Our curriculum is innovative and global in its perspective, and our faculty are some of the finest in the nation. They love to teach, and they recognize that the people filling their classrooms today are the same people who will shape tomorrow’s legal landscape. It’s their passion and commitment that makes DU Law stand out from the rest. Upon graduation, our students are equipped with the skills necessary to provide immediate and valuable contributions to the legal community. Not only are they comfortable drafting a brief or presenting an oral argument, but they are also dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards of their profession. Each student is required to perform a minimum of fifty hours of supervised public service work as a prerequisite to graduation. Students are able to effectively integrate the theory of law with the practice of law while understanding their obligation to perform pro bono work and contribute to their community as practicing attorneys.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.du.edu/
Address: 2255 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Admission Phone: (303) 871-6135
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students817
Student-faculty ratio11:1
Tuition $46,720 per year (full-time, in-state)
$46,720 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$34,292 per year (part-time, in-state)
$34,292 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$17,204
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline02/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 65
Financial Aid Deadline02/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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University of Denver - Sturm College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Denver - Sturm College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
OuPride2017 152 A 3.75

Accepted

Yes 11/15/16 11/15/16 12/13/16 10 months ago
Tgilmo45 160 A 3.25

Accepted

Yes - - - 12 months ago
beccavoorhees 165 P 3.76

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
Umana123 148 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
mpaschke821 156 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
Clarkpickle 155 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
aramdin926 158 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 6 months ago
Nicoleschaum 150 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
elysemagella 156 A 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
ashleyellenz 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
rbuchana 160 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Traceycarrasco 156 P 3.48

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
wkurka 161 A 3.72

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Lluevo 175 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - one year ago
SjuYK 153 A 3.12

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
manzmd 150 A 3.32

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
jlogan11 130 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mmori019 157 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
smj31 155 P 3.37

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Emassone 156 A 2.79

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ambu1022 170 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Ajdeclercq 162 A 3.15

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
gs124 155 A 3.10

Pending

- - - one year ago
acosse123 165 A 3.00

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
rscruggs2014 152 A 3.18

Waitlisted

01/15/16 01/19/16 02/25/16 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants21642319121
Number of Offers1148108464
Number of Matriculants24721235
75% GPA3.63.63.57
Median GPA3.393.43.31
25% GPA3.113.132.95
75% LSAT154154152
Median LSAT157157154
25% LSAT158159158
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students817
Total Students Receiving Grants434
% of Students Receiving Grants53.1
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$22,500
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship149
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)22
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship15%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (18.5)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (28.5)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (5.9)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.2)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (576)
  • Hispanics (94)
  • Black or African American (18)
  • Asian (19)
  • American Indian / Native (4)
  • Other (69)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (30)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (7)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (32)


  • Total Women% (52.4)
  • Total Men% (47.6)
University of Denver - Sturm College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 257 83.61% 75.75% 7.86%
2014 255 83.54% 78.38% 5.16%
2013 257 85.65% 81.99% 3.66%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (159)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (48)
  • Employed Other (18)
  • Unemployed (56)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (1)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association