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.
Tell us your passion—we'll find a program to help you build your future. Start with our liberal arts program, and gain the broad view, then blend formal degree programs with professional education to launch an inspiring career.
Discovery and research form the backbone of the DU experience. Our students create technologies, solve social challenges and advance how we think about international relations, to name a few of the projects our undergraduate and graduate students have tackled.
Experience Is Our
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
71% 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
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
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
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.
A Community of Doers
Our campus is built to inspire. Nestled in the Denver metro area, our 125 acres are minutes from downtown and a stone’s throw from the Rocky Mountains. With 300 days of sunshine and beautiful sights in the middle of winter, this is a place you'll be excited to call your home.
Denver is one of the nation’s best cities for new careers. No matter your interests, you’ll be in the perfect place to embark on a fulfilling professional life. With a thriving startup scene and a vibrant arts culture, Denver is more than just a place to spend your college years—over 70 percent of our undergraduates decide to make their homes in Colorado after graduation.
Denver Is Your Laboratory
110 student-run organizations
19,000 acres of park space in Denver
6th fastest-growing metro area