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Learning at the University of Denver: A Transformational Journey

Find your voice.

As a student at the University of Denver, you’ll be encouraged to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo and explore new ways of learning and discovery. Chart your own education journey through experiences in the classroom, in the laboratory, in nature or in the community at home and abroad. Whether you make the next big scientific discovery or inspire social change, you’ll build solid personal values and discover a sense of purpose.

Turn your passion into something bigger.

The University of Denver has options for nearly everyone, from new high school graduates to those already in the workforce. Known for excellence in undergraduate and graduate research and academics, the University offers more than 200 challenging programs, including traditional bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, innovative dual degrees, and online degrees and certificates for working professionals.

Explore DU’s undergraduate degree programs

Explore DU’s graduate degree programs

Receive personal attention and guidance.

Our students and faculty are a team. This spirit of collaboration is reflected in our outstanding student-to-faculty ratio—8.3:1 in undergraduate courses and 12:1 overall. Unlike most college students, our undergraduates have the opportunity to work alongside internationally recognized faculty on original research—and can even get funding to pursue their own creative work with a faculty mentor. These meaningful partnerships inspire personal discovery that will help you navigate the path to your future.

Embrace a global perspective.

Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Programs like the Cherrington Global Scholars program and international service learning make it easy for you to experience life in another country—which is why 61 percent of our students study and live abroad for at least one quarter. A fundamental part of academic life, study abroad helps you understand and appreciate the interconnectedness of our world, opening your eyes to the fascinating cultural similarities and differences that bind us all together.

Learn about our study abroad programs



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