Class of 2022 Moving to Campus
1,500 Students Join DU Community
Monday, Sept. 3, is move-in day for first-year students at the University of Denver. Nearly a quarter of the roughly 1,500 students identify themselves as a member of an ethnic group other than white, making the Class of 2022 the most diverse ever to attend DU.
For a majority of the incoming class, their journey to Denver requires a plane ticket or more than a daylong drive. Sixty-nine percent of students are coming from out of state, representing 48 states and 24 countries. In fact, 66 percent of first-year students are traveling more than 500 miles to become Pioneers.
- 31 percent are from Colorado
- 17 percent are from the West
- 21 percent are from the Midwest
- 12 percent are from the Northeast
- 8 percent are from the Southwest
- 6 percent are from the Southeast
- 6 percent are international
First-generation college students make up 19 percent of the class, while 10 percent are legacy students who have had a sibling or parent attend DU before them.
In addition to first-year students, DU is welcoming about 185 transfer students for the fall quarter. About half of these students are from Colorado.