At DU, we’re creating a better future, for all. We offer students the opportunity to build the skills, knowledge and perspective to make a difference in our world and create real, lasting change.

From our classrooms and labs in the city of Denver to our one-of-a-kind campus in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, we foster a Four-Dimensional Experience that focuses on intellectual growth, well-being, character and career skill-building. Here, you'll be part of a culture that enriches every member of the DU community and advances the greater good.

Two Campuses, One DU

Every DU student receives a Four-Dimensional Experience at our Denver campus—125 grassy, sun-kissed acres just minutes from downtown Denver—and at our inspiring mountain campus nestled in the Colorado Rockies.

You'll draw on Denver's thriving startup scene and vibrant arts culture and learn why it's one of the best cities in the nation for new careers—and why over 70% of our undergraduates decide to make Colorado their home after graduation. At the same time, the Kennedy Mountain Campus will offer you the chance to reflect, connect and explore Colorado's stunning natural landscapes.

Through this unique, two-campus learning experience, you will enjoy new and exciting opportunities to build life-long bonds with your peers and apply and deepen the knowledge you gain in our classrooms. You will connect to a sense of confidence in yourself, the value of your skills and your ability to change the world.


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You Belong Here

You come to DU for the world-class education. You stay for the lifelong friendships, mentorship and supportive community. Here, our students discover a second home. Find your DU family in our state-of-the-art Dimond Family Residential Village, at the Kennedy Mountain Campus or by joining one of hundreds of clubs. Connect while helping meet our sustainability goals or while serving the public good with one of our centers and institutes. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you'll be able to build relationships that define your experience and last a lifetime. 

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It's Your Future

Be Ready for a Dynamic World

At DU, you will deepen your understanding of the world and discover how you can make a positive impact. Our degree programs serve you as a multidimensional, unique individual. Start with our liberal arts program and gain the broad view, then build a custom plan from our formal degree programs to get the first-hand learning you need to make real change.  

In addition, our recognized status as a Very High Research University (or “R1”) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education means you'll have the opportunity to conduct groundbreaking research in fields ranging from sustainable energy distribution to peace and conflict.

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Making a Difference

For a Better Tomorrow

At DU, our commitment to serving the public good begins with improving lives and communities here in Denver and Colorado. We accomplish this through groundbreaking student and faculty research, community initiatives and effective partnerships with the organizations and individuals making positive change right now. Throughout their studies, DU students will have the opportunity to help lay the groundwork for a better future here in Colorado.  

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Greet the Future with Confidence

With a Four-Dimensional Experience, you will graduate with more than a degree. You will build a comprehensive and dynamic set of skills that will serve you throughout your entire life. You will leave DU knowing the value you bring to every opportunity, confident in your ability to make a difference in your life, your communities and the world.

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The University of Denver admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

If interested in more information, please explore DU’s Consumer Disclosures and the Office of Equal Opportunity & Office of Title IX.