Campus Housing

Location
Denver, CO
Undergrads
4,965
Tuition
$36,936
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lack of rule enforcement causes problems and can make housing difficult to handle.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Though it is incredibly expensive, the social atmosphere of campus housing is great. By the end of the year most of the students knew each other. My particular building was small enough that a strong sense of community was formed.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Jmac is the best freshmen dorm.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings are old and crowded. Maybe it's only because I'm living in a freshman dorm, but I've had many problems with the heater and the pipes bursting and noisy people keeping me up at night and people leaving dirty dishes everywhere and etc.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is too expensive for what you get

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 54th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 443rd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 651st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 949th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anne Reiman
Hometown
Winnetka, IL
Major
English (Creative Writing)/Communications
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Although you're forced to live in either Halls or J-Mac as a freshman, the experience is what you make it. Halls is known to be a bit wilder and louder than J-Mac, which offers a delicate balance of partying and studying. Towers is a good place to live if you want more of an apartment feel while living on campus, but being on the north outskirt of campus, some Towers residents complain they feel disconnected from the rest of the school. With the exception of Nelson, the dorms at DU are in need of a serious makeover. Many of the rooms and hallways seem dirty, dark, and uninviting. Even so, living in the dorms is a great opportunity to meet new people and make some friends. There always seems to be something interesting going on. Besides, after living on campus for two years, finally moving into off-campus housing will seem so sweet.

If you're a social person who wants to meet people with interests similar to your own, take advantage of DU's LLC program. It's a great chance to interact with others and develop a solid group of friends. LLC's floor themes vary from international affairs to pop culture, so you're likely to find at least one floor that suits your interests.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,250
Average Housing Costs
$6,738
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
41%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Dorms
  • J-Mac
  • Nagel
  • Nelson Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Centennial
  • Halls Towers
What You Get
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Local telephone service (phone not provided)
  • MicroFridge
  • Shelves
  • Twin-sized bed
Also Available
Students are placed in halls based on interest. Interest halls include Collegiate Hall, Community Service Hall, Creative Arts Hall, Cyber Hall, Health and Fitness Hall, Honors Hall, Intensive Academic Hall, International House, Multicultural Hall, Substance-Free Hall, 24-Hour Quiet Hall, and Upperclass/Transfer/Graduate Hall.
Did You Know?
First-year residents are invited to participate in a program called Living and Learning Communities (LLC). LLC designs themed floors such as the Performing and Visual Arts Floor and the Pop Culture Floor. The arrangements allow students with similar academic and social interests to live together. Other themes include leadership, global studies, and wellness.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Centennial Halls
Floors: Twin 10-story buildings
Number of Occupants: 640
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Honors House and International Living-Learning Community, 24-hour staffed front desk, combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit in every room, cafeteria serving three meals Monday through Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday and dinner on Sunday, convenience store, first floor television lounge with big-screen TV, laundry facilities on each floor, carpeted rooms, smoke-free facility, computer lab and presentation classroom, in-room network connections for your personal computer, free local telephone service (you provide the phone), free basic cable television service.
Centennial Towers
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 400
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: 450 square feet suites with single and double rooms
Special Features: Suite-style kitchens and baths, air-conditioning, laundry and storage facilities on each floor, 24-hour staffed front desk, lounge on all odd numbered floors, first-floor lounge with big-screen TV, fully carpeted, smoke-free, computer lab, in-room network connections for your personal computer, free local telephone service (you provide the phone), free basic cable television service.
John-McFarlane (J-Mac)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 410
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Pioneer Leadership Program, Social Justice, Wellness and the Environmental Awareness Living-Learning Community, 24-hour staffed front desk, combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit in every room, convenience store, first floor television lounge with big-screen TV, laundry facilities, carpeted rooms, smoke-free facility, computer lab and presentation classroom, in-room network connections for your personal computer, free local telephone service (you provide the phone), free basic cable television service.
Nagel Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Shared by every 2 bed rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: First 3 floors, Sophomores, Last two for juniors and seniors
Room Types: Doubles, Quads
Special Features: Every bedroom has a freezer, microwave, and mini fridg. Top floors include a kitchen, living room, and four single bedrooms. All are air conditioned.
Nelson Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 430
Bathrooms: Shared between two to four rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Doubles; two- to four-bedroom deluxe suites
Special Features: Underground parking with space for 220 cars, central courtyard, grand dining hall, outdoor dining patio, private dining rooms in certain rooms, shared kitchen space, seminar/conference room, lobby lounge area, technology center, fully air conditioned, high-speed Internet connections, free local phone service (you provide the phone), free basic cable television service.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Aspen, Skyline, and Hilltop
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 140
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Private living room and kitchen, living room furniture, dining table and chairs, picnic areas with barbecue grills, a TV lounge, laundry facilities, community rooms, options for married students, fully carpeted, smoke-free, in-room network connections for your personal computer, free local telephone service (you provide the phone), free basic cable television service.
Cavalier Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 25
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduate, married, and nontraditional students
Room Types: Cavalier is for graduate students and students with children. Available units are studio, one- and two-bedroom. All units are unfurnished.
Special Features: Individual security systems and private kitchens, secured laundry and lounge area, wireless Ethernet connections available
La Chateau Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 46
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduate, married, and nontraditional students
Room Types: La Chateau is for graduate and non-traditional undergraduate students. Units are one- and two-bedroom. All units are unfurnished.
Special Features: Private kitchens with electric range and refrigerator, carpeting, blinds, bathrooms and living areas, off-street parking (with a permit), laundry room, one block from the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, and wireless Ethernet connections available.
University Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 60
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Graduate, married, and nontraditional students
Room Types: Units are studio, one- and two-bedroom. All units are unfurnished.
Special Features: Private kitchens with electric range and refrigerator, carpeting, blinds, bathrooms and living areas, off-street parking (with a permit), laundry room, one block from the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, wireless Ethernet connections available.

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