Location
Denver, CO
Undergrads
4,965
Tuition
$36,936
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1555 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is not many options for student organizations to meet up.

The library is pretty amazing though.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The International Studies department is super impersonal. I don't believe they know my name.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Majors: I honestly have no idea. Seems like there is some options though.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Night life in Denver is super expensive. DU isn't really near any clubs, but once you get there it's a blast.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The majority of the student population is very dedicated to academics. Class sizes are extremely small, even in intro level classes and it is easy to get to know professors on a more personal level if you take the time to introduce yourself and go to office hours. Since DU is on the quarter system, classes go at a much faster pace than colleges on the semester system which is good and bad.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are always parties right off campus. Frat parties are not the only thing going on every weekend. There is never a shortage of places to go if you know a wide range of people.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: Everyone is required to have their own laptop however there are always plenty of available computers in the library.

(both macs and pcs). The only problem is the wireless network kicks students off multiple times a day which is a hassle because work can be lost and you have to reinstall the program all the time.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is incredible coming from the east coast. It stays warm (60s) for most of the winter but it snows up in the mountains so we get the best of both worlds. Gets colder when the sun goes down but its only cold at night in the winter.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life at DU is awesome - whether it's social outreach, parties or community outreach they do it. But the parties though!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: Most of the majors here are very strict in what classes you have to take, but they give you the knowledge you need. Since it's a relatively small college, most of the major classes are only offered one quarter (fall, spring, and winter) so if you miss one class you need to take, you can be automatically a year behind, which makes things difficult when a lot of classes happen at one time in a year.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: I didn't have an internship

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing here is awful as a freshman, the showers are cold, and the RA's are unreasonably strict, especially with quiet hours. They encourage communities and floor members to talk to one another but punish them for having extra curricular activities (took away a lounge TV, didn't let us put up pictures in the halls)

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: Good diversity , lots of chinese students

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: a little bit pricey but very close

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a GDI, Greek life at this school is overbearing. It's more important to the students than their education. Greek life at DU reinforces exclusivity and rivalries among students. Also it costs a lot of money in addition to an already ridiculously expensive tuition. Basically you pay to make friends.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Greek life has far too much influence on this campus. If you're not in Greek life, expect to not be able to attend any parties, especially if you're a dude.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athleticism and health are highly encouraged. The school has the facilities and sports teams to support this.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities at this school are impeccable. The new library is awe-inspiring. Also, the school makes it possible for all students to study abroad and it is highly encouraged. Something like 75% of the student body studies abroad.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The school gets all its students free transportation for the entire city of Denver - pretty cool.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus police ("campo") from what I could tell were pretty dang strict. They seemed to crash every party that ever was. They were just doing their job, though, and they were doing it well, so I guess there's nothing to really be mad about.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Mmmmm. There are so many good places to eat off-campus. Jerusalem's, Tasty Thai, Illegal Pete's, the list goes on.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing at the University of Denver is good. Not great, not bad.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Denver is a great city to live in. There are always things to do and places to visit.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at this school are very strong. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming with the workload, but it's all worth it given the quality.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Computers: The wireless network is prone to a lot of problems.

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Mary Reed Hall
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Mary Reed Hall Mary Reed Hall One of DU's signature buildings and the school's original library.
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Anne Reiman
Hometown
Winnetka, IL
Major
English (Creative Writing)/Communications
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Students generally enjoy their time at DU and are content staying for four years. Classes are interesting, professors are friendly, and the campus is in the middle of a growing, energetic city. Social life at DU is varied and engaging, and students often say the best part of their time at DU has been the memories and friends they’ve made.

Some students complain that DU lacks diversity, and they say that the campus is too small, there’s not enough school spirit, and it’s too expensive. Some can’t wait to get away on the weekends to go party or attend football games at CU Boulder or CSU. Others are looking for more of an academic challenge in their college careers. DU offers a nice balance of academia and partying. If you’re looking to dedicate your college years solely to developing your career and learning as much as you can, DU probably isn’t the place for you. If you want to learn, but also want to have some fun in the process, DU might be the perfect fit.

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