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University Spotlight: Metropolitan State University of Denver

University Spotlight: Metropolitan State University of Denver Located in the heart of downtown, Metropolitan State University of Denver offers students an urban experience with the benefits of a campus community. As a mid-sized university with small class sizes, students receive the support they need to thrive. Its shared campus with two other universities offers students a unique opportunity to become a part of a vibrant community.

Location in the Urban Center of Denver, Colorado

Denver has always been known as an icon of the West, appreciated for its stunning natural beauty and 300 days of sunshine. Far from the snowy tundra many imagine, Colorado has beautiful weather year-round and plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, and other outdoor adventures. Denver has seen a recent boom in growth and offers plenty of culture and a lively social scene. Students will also find it quite accessible for travel, as Denver International Airport is one of the fastest growing in the country.

Direct and Conditional Admission for International Students

Bridge assists international students with direct admission to MSU Denver; or for students who need to improve their English level prior to admission, we assist with conditional admission. As the name implies, conditionally admitted students are admitted on the condition that they first attend our Academic English program, conveniently located at BridgeEnglish in downtown Denver. Students who complete this program are given TOEFL/IELTS waivers as well, so they do not need to take these proficiency tests as part of the admissions process to MSU Denver. Read more about conditional admission.

60+ Degrees and a Business School of Distinction 

MSU Denver prides itself on the opportunities it creates for students while they pursue their degree. Learning outside of the classroom is highly valued, giving students hands on experience and creating invaluable professional connections. With over 60 undergraduate degrees, students can choose to study anything from Aviation and Aerospace Management to Healthcare Management. Recently, the College of Business (offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees) was awarded AACSB accreditation – a distinction earned by only 5% of business schools worldwide.

Walking Distance to City’s Attractions

The university experience goes way beyond campus at MSU Denver, as students are within walking distance to attractions like Elitch Gardens theme park, the Pepsi Center sports and concert arena, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, as well as diverse neighborhoods like LoDo, with its trendy restaurants and shops, and the downtown Denver business district. MSU Denver is often recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. International students will find a welcoming community with personal attention and support around campus. Additionally, students can join over 120 student organizations.

Affordable Tuition

MSU Denver is an affordable option for international students, with undergraduate and graduate tuition averaging around $20,000 per year. Students at MSU Denver pay the same amount for 12 to 18 credit hours, so many students are able to graduate quickly and save money on their education!

University Athletics and Denver Sports

The MSUD Roadrunners are a member of the NCAA Division II conference and students can cheer on athletes from 16 different sports while living on campus. For ultimate sports fans, Denver has an intense and exciting sports culture. Home to the Rockies baseball team, Broncos football team, Nuggets basketball team, Avalanche hockey team, Outlaws lacrosse team, and Rapids soccer team, there’s a team to cheer for no matter what time of year it is. The location of MSU Denver, near the Mile High Stadium, Pepsi Field, and downtown Coors Field, makes it easy for students to attend games in person. Click here to learn more about Metro State University of Denver or any of our other Bridge partner universities across the U.S. msu-03

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