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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Awesome parties are always going on all weekend, and you meet tons of awesome people. The bars are also a good scene during the week

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a really good scholarship from Lamont School of Music, and some from DU. The need-based scholarship though was a hassle and I didn't get hardly anything from them, even though my mother (who I live with) makes barely a hundred dollars above poverty level.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is good if you're expecting absolute crap, but it has no nutrition, bad taste, and gives you the runs.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are nice for being dorms, however, being a music major, Centennial Halls is ridiculously far away.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not been through this process yet, but it appears to be difficult. Housing and rental prices in Denver are higher than what typical college students can afford. There are more apartments than houses available for rent. Costs are fairly similar between places.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: DU is in a residential area. On Evans and University (major roads near campus), there are a few restaurants. There is a balance between locally owned places and chains.

3 College Freshman

Administration: DU is in a transitional time for administration. We have a new Chancellor and we are in the process of hiring other members. They are very strict on the DU Honor Code but its enforcement depends on the professor and situation. Underage drinking and drug use is very easy to do. RA's don't really enforce these activities unless it involves a noise complaint. Again, it depends on the RA involved.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always a party happening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Typically, they are hosted by Greek life on campus. These are usually the best ones (in my experience). Otherwise, many people "party" in their dorm rooms. It is difficult to avoid the party scene.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid package I received came with a renewable award for 4 years and a "gift aid" section that depends on the amount of donations and financial aid I need. I learned about my package in December. I didn't have to commit until May. It was nice knowing so far in advance what my financial aid was. Now, as a first year student, I won't know my financial aid award until May. That allows for less time to find other scholarships and aid options if I need it for the next academic year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is always something available that is appetizing and healthy. The dining halls try to serve a variety of food that appeals to many people. The consistency of the food quality depends on the meals and the chefs. Breakfast is fairly consistent. Lunch and dinner options vary depending on what is being served. The beef is terrible.

If I'm not eating in the dining halls, I go to Subway or Einstein's Bagels on campus. They accept Meal Plan Cash and offer a great alternative to Sodexo food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great, except on weekends. You cannot avoid the party scene unless you live on a substance-free floor. For a first year dorm, Johnson MacFarlane is the best. Closest to classes and the smallest dorm.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The faculty here are very much theory based and the experience they do have is very outdated, especially in Information Security.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: there are a lot of types of greeks like multicultural.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: there is a variety of alot of chain restaurants

2 College Sophomore

Administration: They are very strock about stuff like parking sn noise but not drug or alcohol use.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school is very expensive and for that reason it is hard to get enough financial aid to pay all of school. We also fill out both fsfsa and CSS profile which is a pain in the ass.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are alot of people who do not have friday classes and they like to party on thursday i do not do that because i have friday classes. I have not been able to experience the party scene to much

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food can be good most times but here ar times where food is either undercooked or overcooked. I have gotten raw chicken and pork before but also have gotten burn mac and cheese

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I commute from my parents house 30 minutes way no traffic because the price of droms was too high for me.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: It is all about hockey and lacrosse games here. Hockey Rivalry games draw the most students and ranked teams in lacrosse draw huge crowds. Other than those 2 sports, the others are kind of left by the waist side

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is everything at DU. They throw all of the parties(besides the sports teams). If you are not in greek life

it is often hard to get into certain parties. But overall the people are pretty nice about getting into frat parties.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am only a first year student so this questions does not apply to me.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many great off campus places here. They are often the hangout spots after parties because they stay open so late.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Not really strict on alcohol use/abuse. Which is so ironic because they are incredibly strict on parking

on campus

College Freshman

Scholarships: Did not apply for financial aid so i do not qualify for this question.

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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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