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University of Denver

A Foundation of Learning

As a private university located near the Rocky Mountains, we empower students who want to make a difference. Based in south Denver and with over 300 academic programs, we serve about 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Our classroom academics, hands-on educational experiences and global learning adventures put students on the path toward lives and careers that will shape the world.

 

 

Experience Is Our Training Ground

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A DU education takes you out of the classroom and into communities where you can learn by making an impact. Our academic programs incorporate real-world learning, connecting you with the professional environments you’ll strive toward after graduation.

We’re a student-centered research university, developing knowledge to tackle challenges worldwide. Whether you’re researching Alzheimer’s, sustainable technologies or the needs of underserved communities, you’ll have the resources and support to make your discoveries at home and abroad.

 

The World Is Your Inspiration

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70% of our undergrads
study abroad

1400 students from outside the US

145 countries are home to alumni

 

I love DU. It’s big enough that I could discover so many new things but small enough that I don’t feel like a face in the crowd.

Zane Sanchez dual degree in Accountancy, Class of '16
Zane Sanchez

I feel like the community has empowered me and given me the confidence in myself and in my peers to make huge changes that I don't think I would have thought I was capable of without DU.

Emily Wolverton Biology major, Class of '17
Emily Wolverton

I got to study abroad in Ghana, which expanded my views and made me more globally minded. I realized how influential I could be around the world.

Cameron Simmons Class of '16, Black Student Alliance president
Cameron Simmons

Forging the Future Together

It’s about finding your place, and we have a niche for almost everyone. Our students find rewards in opportunities and lifelong relationships, in exploring new interests and building projects from the ground up. From joining a club and improving local communities to exploring Colorado’s natural landscape, your experiences will shape your future.

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Denver Is Your Laboratory

110 student-run organizations

18,000 acres of park space in Colorado

6th fastest-growing metro area