Bachelor of Science in Architecture Admissions

Our Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) program offers a design studio-based curriculum that combines critical thinking with active creating and making in pursuit of creative solutions to contemporary design problems.

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Each semester, we host in-person and virtual information sessions to give you an opportunity to learn more about our programs, get a tour of our facilities and labs, and help you visualize yourself as a B.S. in Architecture student. Attend an info session, meet with our advisors and program faculty, and get to know current students. 

First-Year Student Admissions

Applicants who have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a Composite score of 24 on the ACT or 1150-1180 on the SAT Combined Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score are considered strong candidates for admission to the College of Architecture and Planning. Applicants not meeting the requirements for direct admission may be considered for admission for a Pre-Architecture interest.

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Transfer Student Admissions

For automatic admission to the architecture major, students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted. Students with at least a 2.3 cumulative GPA may be considered on an individual basis of academic record shows a consistent record of improvement and/or strong performance in science, mathematics, art, or architecture-oriented courses. Students with a 2.0 to 2.29 cumulative GPA may be considered for admission as Pre-Arch majors. 

If not initially admitted to the architecture program, transfer students can be reconsidered through an internal CU Denver process upon meeting the criteria outlined above.

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International Student Admissions

International students will need to submit certified English translations of their high school transcripts as well as any transcripts from university coursework. English language proficiency must be demonstrated as well, either through the successful completion of TOEFL, IELTS, or the ESL Academy at CU Denver.

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Did You Know?

Tuition discounts are available for Western state residents.

Through the WICHE-WUE program, students who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state. 

Learn more about WICHE-WUE for Undergraduate Students >>

Meet Our Students

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Malaak Madhoun’s (BS Arch '22) wears her hijab boldly and is ready to be the change for a new generation of minds. Her long-term goal is to travel the world to design residential homes that can withstand environmental impacts, specifically in underdeveloped countries, and to help find housing solutions for the unhoused.

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Want to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Architecture program, have questions about applying to our program, and/or want to visit us on campus? Meet our Undergraduate Program Coordinator!
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Jeana Delamarter

BS Arch Admissions Counselor, Summer Camp Manager, and Study Abroad
BS Arch Admissions Counselor, Summer Camp Coordinator, and Bixler Initiative

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