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Jon Stone

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Jon Stone

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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.

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