The University of Denver:
The University of Denver was founded even before Colorado was declared a state in 1876. Territorial Governor John Evans established the University in 1864, and DU still holds the honor of the oldest independent university in the state. The campus is located on 125 acres in south Denver at the intersection of University Blvd. and Evans Ave.
The University of Denver is home to 5,498 undergraduate students and 6,387 graduate students for the 2011 - 2012 school year. Total enrollment for undergraduates, graduate students, the Women’s College and University College numbered 11,885 for 2011 - 2012.
The University follows the quarter system, except for Sturm College of Law, which follows the semester system. DU attracts students from around the world, with 55 countries represented for undergraduate students and 60 countries represented for graduate students for the 2011 - 2012 school year.
DU's tradition comes with a hefty price tag, with 2011 - 2012 tuition for undergraduate and graduate students coming to $36,936. However, 86% of undergraduate students receive some form financial aid. Room and board will set students back another $10,149 per year in 2011 - 2012.
Undergraduate programs include the below areas, as well as interdisciplinary programs:
- Computer Science
- International Studies
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
Graduate programs include the area's only law school and a highly-ranked business school:
- Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Daniels College of Business
- DU - Iliff Joint Program
- Graduate School of Professional Psychology
- Graduate School of Social Work
- Graduate Tax Program
- Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- Natural Sciences & Mathematics
- University College
The University of Denver offers 17 NCAA division I sports. The hockey team, the DU Pioneers, have won seven national titles. The University of Denver holds a time-honored hockey rivalry with Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
The ski team has also swooshed their way to 18 championships. Football fans will have to look elsewhere, however. Unlike University of Colorado in Boulder, DU does not have a football team.
- Condoleeza Rice (Former Secretary of State)
- Gale Norton (Former Secretary of the Interior)
- Pete Coors (CEO, Coors Brewing Company)
- Michelle Kwan (Olympic Medalist, Figure Skater)
- Peter Morton (Founder, Hard Rock Cafe)
- Emily Cinader Woods (Co-founder, J. Crew)
- Sinbad (Comedian)
Directions and Address:
From I-25, exit on University Blvd. Take University Blvd. south to the DU campus.
University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208