See what students say:


At the University of Denver—the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region—the faculty and staff are “extremely dedicated to ensuring that the students receive a high-quality, worthwhile education.” The business and accountancy programs are the standouts of the “plethora of classes to choose from,” but the school is all about “a global view and interdisciplinary courses” and so has one of the best study abroad programs in the nation, giving students the option to do so without straying from their majors or incurring additional expense, and offering international travel interterm courses to students.

The “lively, passionate” professors teach with hands-on, real life examples that “prompt students to critically think and apply what is learned in the classroom to our future careers and life.” Teachers usually allow students to dictate speed and amount of discussion on a topic as the class allows, and take a vested interest in each student’s success: They “care more about how you do in the long run than how you may perform in individual classes.” “If you try hard, they will engage with you and truly become your friends.” “The face-to-face time you get with them is a big reason why I feel so connected to my school,” says another student.

Networking here “happens almost without effort; it is ingrained in every aspect of most classes and activities” and there is a “good connection with [the] Denver business community.” DU has “basically every resource on campus for advising, counseling, health, and assistance with school work,” an “awesome” library, and “there are a lot of ‘green’ initiatives…it feels quite progressive.” Though the common curriculum isn’t universally beloved, students appreciate that DU runs on a quarterly system, so people “can take more credits than other semester schools…if you don’t like a particular class ... you are done within ten weeks and you can move on with classes you enjoy.”

Student Body

DU has a wide variety of people (the majority being “white and middle to upper class”) who are “pretty driven,” while still “[knowing] how to make time to do something outdoorsy on the weekends.” Everybody “respects themselves and the people around them, especially in the learning environment.” Obviously, everyone here “loves to ski” and social lives are a huge part of the DU campus culture, so “many join club sports, student orgs, or student alliances” through which they “are able to easily find people to relate to.”

Campus Life

DU is close enough to the city of Denver that it is possible for students to head downtown whenever they feel like it (the light rail stops on campus and is free for students), but “far enough away that I still get the ‘campus’ feel.” “The nightlife is great around the DU area (for students of age) and downtown has amazing bars and restaurants.” The residential living communities and programs get high marks, and “there is never a dull moment on campus.” “Everyone is so active and there is so much going on that you almost feel bad if you’re not doing anything,” says a student. “Microbrews! Pub Quizzes! Poetry Slams! Sleep! Reading! Concerts!” sums up another.

If there’s one trait that DU students share, it’s “outdoorsy.” Many students spend their weekends being active, active, active and enjoy meeting people through the Alpine Club, which “sponsors trips to nearby mountains, deserts, and parks for outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, biking, and backpacking.” “Find a friend who comes from one of the ski towns, and see if you can bum a ride from them for a weekend on the slopes,” suggests a student. About a quarter of the student population goes Greek, and intramurals and hockey are huge. Denver also has an amazing music scene; “Red Rocks Amphitheatre is—no exaggeration—the best music venue on the globe.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Meredith Lawlor
Campus Visit Program Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate Admission
2197 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO 80208



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Green (Driscoll Lawn)
Ritchie Center (athletic facility)
Anderson Academic Commons (library)
Newman Center (performing arts)
Beans Cafe (inside Joy Burns Center)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cherry Creek Mall
Lower Downtown (LoDo)
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Coors Field
Washington Park area (Wash Park)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., M-F
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., M-F

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

For accepted students only. Available during academic year only. Not available over breaks or exams.


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airport shuttles, taxis, light rail, RTD buses. Closest airport is Denver International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-25, exit University Boulevard, travel south to intersection of University and Evans and turn right.

Local Accommodations
Fairfield Inn 1680 S. Colorado Blvd. 800-228-2800 303-691-2223 1.9 Miles JW Marriott at Cherry Creek 150 Clayton Lane 800-228-9290 303-316-2700 3 Miles La Quinta Inn Cherry Creek 1975 S. Colorado Blvd. 800-531-5900 303-758-8886 1.2 Miles Loews Denver Hotel 4150 E. Mississippi Ave. 800-345-9172 303-782-9300 2.7 Miles Burnsley All Suite Hotel 1000 Grant Street 303-830-1000 800-231-3915 4.8 Miles Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek 1475 S. Colorado Blvd. 303-757-8797 2.1 Miles Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek 4150 E. Kentucky Ave. Glendale, CO 80246 303-692-1800 2.7 miles The Inn at Cherry Creek 233 Clayton St. 303.377.8577 3.2 miles


Applicants: 20,475
Acceptance Rate: 56%
Average HS GPA: 3.72



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