University of Denver

University of Denver

Founded in 1864 - just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded - the University of Denver (DU) is one of the country's premier private universities. The University's midsize 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to 5,754 undergraduate students hailing from all regions of the United States and 43 countries. DU offers a uniquely flexible quarter system (and a six-week winter break), one of the top study abroad programs in the country, close access to the foothills and world-class recreational opportunities, and more than 100 undergraduate programs of study. 

Turning Passions into Purpose

The oldest and largest private university in the Rocky Mountain region, the University of Denver is distinguished by a diverse array of academic programs that offer consistent access to faculty, an innovative curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning and cross-disciplinary inquiry, and a student population dedicated to serving the public good. Our 125-acre campus sits in a semi-urban setting 15 minutes from downtown Denver, and is renowned for its beauty, ample green space, and state-of-the-art technology combined with classic architecture. Students from 50 states and over 80 countries are brought together in an environment that prizes not only adventurous learning partnerships between students and faculty, but research and internship opportunities for all students in all disciplines.

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