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University of Colorado Denver Reviews

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  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    17 out of 19 people found this review useful. 1 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Local commuters (or even students from out of the area because of great new student housing!), students who enjoy being in the heart of a big city, those who enjoy people who are a variety of ages and from diverse cultural backgrounds.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you think you might enjoy attending one of the nation's premier urban research universities, check out CU Denver! I love the location, campus, academic selection, and diversity this school has to offer. I have been made to feel very welcome and appreciate a faculty that is passionate about what they do.

  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 14 people found this review useful. 2 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The city of Denver is where the majority of the employment opportunity in Colorado is. The University is located ideally for the working student. Students who enjoy an urban environment, and all the restaurants and sporting events in the vicinity will also enjoy attending UCD. Some might be intimidated by the size and the location of the University, others may be attracted to the prospect of undertaking their education with a veil of anonymity, while enjoying what the city of Denver has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    I decided to take a First Year Seminar (FYS) course, which helped me. Due to the size of the Aurauria Campus, there are many resources available to students. Though the size has allowed many resources for students, some are difficult to access, or perhaps seem intimidating. The First Year Seminar course helped me to seek out exactly what it is the Campus and the University could offer me, and how to get the most out of it.

    Bang for the buck

    The main reason I decided to attend UCD was the 'bang for the buck' factor. The University of Colorado has some good programs, good history, and some notoriety as well. I commute to campus using public transit, which you get a deal on through UCD by showing your school ID to the driver. Tuition is not as high as other universities of comparable prestige, and alot of the professors have done something in their field. However, tuition tends to get hiked about 10% every year.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus isn't really my style. It's very crowded, since UCD is only one of three schools which use the campus. Roughly 13,000 people attend UCD and perhaps 30,000 people attend the campus as a whole. I'm not the type of person that enjoys an urban landscape, and UCD is right in the middle of the Denver, with office buildings, sports stadiums, malls, and businesses galore.

    Am learning a lot

    I'll be attending my third semester at UCD this fall, and thus far I've concentrated on getting prerequisite and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences classes out of the way. This approach has gained me knowledge in a broad range of topics. I've been able to 'taste test' various subjects, gain knowledge, and learn about what I'm interested, though sometimes I don't like the inevitable and incessant powerpoint presentation.

  • 12/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Broke, looking for a good time, want to have more respect for yourself and others around you, want to become a more well rounded person, have a more open minded outlook, like to eat, like to learn, like to stroll (the campus isn't that big) plenty of time to get to class, again broke, like to make friends, like to feel like an adult by teachers, like to get out into the world!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stick with it. The only thing i regret this year is backing out of somethings i shouldn't have. The best way to become a solid college student is to get involved. The rate of drop out students increses when they don't get involved with the UCD community. And if you're going to drop out it's just a waste of money. And trust me if you're a broke college student the thought of losing money makes you want to cry. Just get out there and find something you'll love. The people are great and you're going to find friends that have the same interests as you which will make the adjustment to college a lot easier and a little less scary.

    Bang for the buck

    As i said, for the education i'm getting i should be paying a lot more. The possibilities that they offer are great in the aspect that they can make it work. If you are having a hard time paying for something the college is very willing to help you in anyway they can so you can succeed. It's their primary objective and it's helped so much this year.

    Am enjoying being here

    Okay i'm going to school 3 blocks away from the 16th street mall. Of course i'm having fun. The fact that i can go to a movie on the mall or get frozen yourgurt anytime of the day is great! Not only is being downtown a great thing in itself the campus has a ton of stuff to do if your willing to get up and go. The wide variety of programs that they offer are fantastic. It would be hard to not find something you're interested in. The only thing about clubs and activities is fitting them around your schedule. It can be hard sometimes but it's not going to fall into your lap.

    Am learning a lot

    For the price i'm paying they really shouldn't be giving the education i'm receiving. The professors here know what hey are talking about. I mean i've probably learned more in the past semester than i ever did in a year in high school. Not only is the curriculum awesome the professors themselves have really show that they actually care about their students. I fell behind a couple of weeks ago and one of my professors called me and asked if i was doing ok. If there was anything she could do to help me. This spoke to me a lot because the experience i've had with teachers wasn't good at all in high school. They only cared about the grades and just moved us along. The quality i've found at UCD is exceptional.

  • 07/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think the school would be great for almost any student. The school though is blossoming in its health sciences, and it has its own medical campus associated with it, a reason why I came. It has a business, social justice, engineering, liberal arts and sciences, and media and technology schools, though I'm sure I'm missing some too. The school offers so much, the only thing it doesn't is culinary arts, which I would have taken for sure if they did!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely talk with counselors about your career path. I learned that medical schools don't like to see online classes on transcripts. I took three, so I know I'm not going to take anymore. You can get helpful tips and suggestions to help make school easier, more enjoyable, and more successful.

    Bang for the buck

    Goes along with the last comment. Pretty much everything is included what you pay, so you pay for just whatever extra you do at places you go, but like I said, there are lots of things to do that don't cost money, especially if you don't mind window shopping.

    Am enjoying being here

    Mostly for just the general Denver area, it's easy to get around. RTD's, including the light rail and busline, can get you all around downtown and then some. Being a student at this school or other schools on the Auraria campus will give you free access to it, think a little extra to go to DIA, but still. There are always events going on at campus and if you don't want to do those, there is always the 16th street mall.

    Am learning a lot

    I've only taken a few classes so far, mostly English and humanity classes, but I've enjoyed them very much. I had some problems my first semester, but I was able to work with my teachers and still able to push myself to finish off the year strong.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are questionable people around campus, as this is in downtown.

    Great for these types of students

    Students commuting from throughout the Denver Metro area and those who work full-time.

    Bang for the buck

    As public universities go, this university's tuition is very competitive.

    What to do for fun

    Again, I cannot comment on this field as a non-traditional student. I find recreation off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is pretty abysmal. But if it keeps tuition and fees down (to avoid new construction), I'm fine with the options. Downtown Denver (16th Street Mall), with all its lunch options, is only a few blocks away.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot comment on this topic, as I commute to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I transferred from the Boulder campus. Contrary to popular belief, the workload is the same. However, most of my classes are smaller than at Boulder; meaning more professor attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your fellow students in class, as the commuter-type campus does not provide many social opportunities. Campus resources - like the Learning Resources Center (LRC), of the Math Education Resources Center (MERC Lab) - can be of great assistance to your studies.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university for commuting or working (full-time) students. The tuition is reasonable, population is diverse, and the professors are accessible. Overall, a great buy if you live in Denver.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like too cook and play lacrosse. I also like to hang out with friends and family.

    Food and Dining

    They are eating healthier at this college. The food won't make you gain 15 college pounds. You won't have to live of ramen,

    Dorm Life

    I would like the dorm because if your roommate is in the same class has you; you guys could help eachother. It is also a good source for a study buddy.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the class rooms are no more than 30 people. So you get more time to ask your teachers for help. Also you can go in for help and they are more than willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are already in community College University of Colorado Denver you are almost grantee a spot at this school. But you do need a certain amount of college credits. I think you will enjoy the campus it is mixed with two other colleges.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver I believe is a very good school. It is a pretty big campus with many different types of people. They have very good science programs.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The students who enjoy meeting people from different cultures, students who like to be involved in their campus, and for students who plan on obtaining a great education!

    Tips for prospective students

    The cultural diversity that CU Denver has creates a family atmosphere among both the students and the faculty. CU Denver has quiet lounges for those students who need to get their work done as well as great recreational facilities (like a gym and a swimming pool) for the students who need a break from work or who just want to relax after they've finished their work. CU Denver is not only located at the hearth of Denver, but all the scholarships and tutoring that they offer are amazing for students who need help paying for college and for those students who want to excel in their classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    The cultural diversity and the help that is available to students is magnificent!

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UCD uses a program called blackboard – if you happen to take a class that utilizes it, spend time browsing through it. Many times, you’ll find links that will help you get an A for the class. Blackboard offers the luxury for teacher to be able to post videos, pictures, and comments for every student in the class to access. This program also takes full advantage of the ability to initiate group emails – depending on the class, you may or may not use this accessory. For students deemed tech-savvy, or even simply enjoy using online teacher-student connection programs, this is a school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's beneficial to know that upon registering for classes, one should be aware that even if a class reads “filled,” this doesn’t always necessarily mean you can’t get signed up for the class. By directly confronting the professor of the specific class about the proposed issue, you might be given a seat. Another fact of pinnacle importance: you’re not going to be hunted down to be told everything you need to know to support your wallet. You have to conduct research on your own time to make sure your doing things right. Keep an eye out for due dates, especially if you’re completing applications/forms for financial aid. This includes due dates for turning in your FAFSA and any other forms that go with it, as well as for applying to receive scholarships. Your go-to person will be your advisor. Email, or set up an appointment, which ever works.

    Bang for the buck

    Anyone who's been researching colleges and costs for attending, is aware of the skyrocketing prices colleges are asking for today. UCD pushes away the 60 thousand, 40 thousand, even 20 or 10 thousand dollar tuition costs and gives you the opportunity to attend a prestigious university without ripping a hole in your wallet.

    Am enjoying being here

    UCD – a perfect haven for those pursuing a degree in which time posses as an obstacle. This school offers multiple available times in which to take a desired class. Most of the classes are small in size, providing for a better student to professor interaction.

    Am learning a lot

    UCD classrooms offer a flexible curriculum which allows professors to intricate their desired teaching styles with the information needed to be taught to the students. Through this, professors can instruct in a way that they find best at getting the information of the text, into the students' minds. Through multiple classroom scenarios, one is given the opportunity to absorb various teaching styles and different ways to learn – an important aspect to grasp as early as one can for it is useful even outside of the classroom.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Being in a big city like Denver you would think that the campus might be a little unsafe. But UCD utilizes the blue light system where if at any time you feel unsafe, you can find the nearest blue light and security will be there in a minute or so. Another thing that UCD does to ensure the safety of their students is they give them the option of calling security and asking them a ride to their dorms or anywhere within a certain distance away from campus. I think the only unsafe thing about UCD is that the dorms are two blocks away from campus so it might be scary walking back to the dorms late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    UCD has a lot of clubs, all which are diverse and unique in their own way, but they don't have a lot of sports. In fact they have none. Although it's kind of a downer, UCD does offer a lot of extracurricular activities to keep you busy with.

    Great for these types of students

    I think UCD is great for the kinds of students who like to get involved in clubs and who are willing to live in the city. Not a lot of people can live in the city everyday and being that UCD is located in the heart of Denver, you have to be willing to work with the hustle and bustle of Denver.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unique location on campus is the Tivoli. It's a retired brewery and it now homes our student union where you can find the UCD bookstore and computer labs. Sometimes, they host events there like speakers or conferences..

    Bang for the buck

    UCD is great when it comes to its pricing! It was actually cheaper for me to go here then to stay home and go to one of the major universities in Hawaii.

    Food and Dining

    I like how you can get food not only by the dorms but also throughout campus. You can use your fast cash card for when you need a bagel or a coffee while on campus in a pinch!

    Dorm Life

    OMG. By far the BEST dorms I've seen out of all the colleges I've visited. The rooms are beautiful! The dorms are in close proximity to public transportation and it gives off a modern kickback vibe! Another perk about dorm life is if you're a Denver Bound scholarship student you are put on the same floor as other scholarship students and you can even room with students who have similar majors to you.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a Denver Bound student I have to upkeep a 3.5 GPA to keep my scholarship money. Although getting a 3.5 in high school was not difficult at all, knowing that now I'm in college keeping that high of a GPA is going to be difficult so I know when it comes to being a scholarship student I will have a pretty rigorous 4 years!

    Tips for prospective students

    Either do really well on the SAT/ACTs or do well in school because if you get accepted and you're an out-of-state student, then you are eligible for becoming a Denver Bound scholarship student!

    In three sentences

    UCD is a school located in the heart of Denver. UCD shares it's campus with two other colleges so it gives you both the big university and small university vibe at the same time. There is never a dull moment!

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students majoring in health careers or natural sciences will thrive here. In addition, students who are looking for a different college experience that is not as widely marketed in the media or entertainment scene will find their place at University of Colorado Denver.

    Tips for prospective students

    UCD is not a typical college experience, so if you are looking for a movie-like university life, you might have to look elsewhere. In addition, UCD is stronger in the natural sciences and pre-health career paths, so if you are more interested in fine arts or social sciences, you might want to consider another college.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are extremely affordable at UCD, especially for in-state students. In addition, many of the resources offered to Community College of Denver or Metropolitan State College of Denver students are available to UCD students, which maximizes the benefits one can receive from student fees.

    Am enjoying being here

    The diversity of students on campus is enjoyable; people from different ethnic backgrounds, age groups, and opinions all mix to form a melting pot of students. I also enjoy the fact that the campus is not a cliche college experience: most of the students commute from Denver or its surrounding cities, meaning that students on campus aren't necessarily absorbed in the best dorm party that weekend or the current roommate drama. However, despite these benefits, I find the prevalent smoking on campus to be a turn-off that only besmirches student pride, school reputation, and the campus itself.

    Am learning a lot

    Many of the professors recognize and target subject matter that was (or is) under-taught in high school. As a result, I learned biology with new eyes and discovered a passion for it that I didn't know was possible because of a poor high school biology curriculum. In addition, the student resources on campus reinforce and encourage student growth in such a way that failing a course is simply out of the question.

  • 06/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who work full time, people looking for a different learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and keep shooting for your goals. Even if things get hard don't ever stop trying. As hard as it seems some times the teachers want to see you succeed just as much as you want to.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a little expensive compared to Metro that shares the same campus, but it is a great school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy the non-traditional campus. It offers a lot of diversity on the campus. I really enjoy meeting new people at school. It is a great place to meet different people. There isn't a lot of student body gatherings but it is still a great school.

    Am learning a lot

    You'll be exposed to a lot of new ways of learning. It is a very cool school. You can learn with a lot of non-traditional learning strategies and it was a blast. There is the few bad teachers but the majority of teachers are really great. There are always many options for getting a hold of your teacher or advisor.

  • 08/29/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Its very cheap for where it is and being in denver plus the education seems to be fantastic my brother loves it there!

    Will enjoy being here

    I will love this campus and school because it is very cool and well put together! This school looks awesome!

    Will learn a lot

    My major has way more exposure here!

  • 10/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pre-Health (Med, Dental, PT, PA, nursing, DO)--this school really caters to the future doctor crowd.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the numerous clubs on campus and the school also has an honors program called the University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL) which offers many volunteer opportunities in addition to honors classes and an honors scholarship. Park in the Campus Village lot--$2.50/day and is the cheapest lot on the whole campus.

    Bang for the buck

    While I think education is invaluable and priceless, the tuition does increase every year as a result of lack of state funding to this public institution. I also pay out-of-state so any small tuition increase is definitely not appreciated. That being said, you do get a thorough education despite the cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is very diverse with a wide representation of many cultures, ethnicities, and religions. The location in downtown Denver is superb, close to many non-chain restaurant options for grabbing food and within close proximity to many places of employment for part-time work students.

    Am learning a lot

    The science departments employ some of the best faculty I have had the opportunity to work with. And by work with, I mean actually work with--they treat you as a colleague, not a subordinate. Many professors understand how much money you are spending just to sit in their classroom so they make the extra effort to ensure you get more than just the basics of any one subject.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student will love it here

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus is not a far walk and you don't even need a car. I live at home and ride the light rail every day. As long as you get involved in groups, such as the honors program I am a part of, you will enjoy it that much more.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount I am paying to go here, it is a great opportunity.

    Am enjoying being here

    The groups and involvement is great. Professors really know what they are doing and know how to teach the material needed for further education.

    Am learning a lot

    All of classes connected well and I love the learning environment

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who work, have kids, scattered schedule. Instructors are understanding of things that go on outside of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    This isn't your typical university, the student body is different as well as the instructors expectations.

    Bang for the buck

    Your money does go a long way at CU Denver, good education at a reasonable price.

    Am enjoying being here

    The diversity in the student body and the flexibility of a commuter campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The educational experience overall good. There are some instructors who care more about their students than others, and in some cases you just have to learn how to put up with the bad.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students, commuters, working students, as well as traditional college students. There's plenty of housing available for those moving to Denver too!

    Tips for prospective students

    Transit (light-rail) system is a great option for getting to/from school and work.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    across the street from the Pepsi Center, Elitch Gardens, blocks away from bars, dining, shopping etc.

    Food and Dining

    16th st mall is 2 blocks away, restaurants are everywhere within blocks of the university as well as the typical fast food places that are on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on what living situation you prefer, but with the choice to live on campus, move downtown or stay at home, the university is very accommodating to a student's preferences.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on what field of study you're considering. As a pre-med student, the demands are high but unlike other university's the class schedules, exams and lectures don't take up as much time. I went to CSU my freshman year and I found that taking chemistry there was much more time consuming and harder to grasp but then after I transferred, the chemistry department was more available to help a student and didn't schedule exams outside of lecture at 7pm on a Thursday (which I found to be very inconvenient at CSU)

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to UCD was the best decision I ever made. As a state resident, I have the option to live at home, on campus or in a dorm so if dorm living isn't an atmosphere a prospective student is looking for, the other options are available. The University is very supportive of students, with review sessions and recitations for classes. Many professors are easy to contact and are very approachable.

    In three sentences

    The campus is one of the most efficient in terms of class schedules and use of classroom space. The atmosphere is fast paced and exciting lying in the heart of downtown Denver. I enjoy being on campus everyday with the opportunity to explore the city.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Auraria has its own police force, so the campus is pretty safe.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs on campus, and even a movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    The student center has several restaurants with plenty of variety. There's also a food stand and an Einstein Bros. Finding something to eat is never difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't the most rigorous, but they are interesting and you'll learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't plan to drive to campus.

    In three sentences

    The school offers a wide variety of classes for all majors. The professors are generally knowledgeable and approachable. There's a lot of diversity in the student body.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    an auraria campus police car can be seen driving around or parked outside somewhere around campus just about every day. the auraria police “station” is located inside the tivoli. there are several “blue light poles” spread across the campus, where you can press a button and connect to the police and for the students who don’t feel comfortable walking to and from cva in the dark of the night, a “night rider” service is available. also, at times, the chief of the ucd police department will send emails about important safety information to all the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are lots of clubs and activities that students can take part in from health and nutrition clubs, to bible studies, student organization clubs to clubs supporting the protection and humane treatment of animals. the last that i heard there were about 72 clubs and counting offered by ucd. students are also allowed to start their own clubs with the approval of the school. as far as activities, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities, blood drives, workshops, open mic nights, and as mentioned previously, places to get free food. basically, every week the office of student life emails the students information on upcoming activities taking place. here is part of one of the emails that was sent the fifth of last month (minus the color and formatting): news and events from the office of student life upcoming events december 5-6 north classroom atrium 10am-4pm final boost *today and tomorrow* ucd students! join us for final boost as you gear up for the end of the semester! stop by the nc atrium for free test supplies, snacks, and other relaxing treats. just show us your student id! november 28-december 16, 2011 tivoli student union-atrium all day auraria shares seventeen years ago, the auraria campus started a holiday tradition by launching the share tree project. we hope that we are able to reach our goal of 200 gifts for this holiday season. here is how the share tree works: take an ornament off the tree. on it you will find the gender of a child and the age. bring an unwrapped gift, with the original tag attached to it, to the office of student life in by 4:00 p.m. on friday, december 16th. please join the auraria community in celebrating the holidays through generosity and sharing. sponsored by ccd student life, mscd student activities, and ucd student life. habitat for humanity volunteer opportunity want to spend the day building homes and having fun with other ucd students? well then sign up to help out with habitat for humanity. all participants will receive a boxed lunch day of build, and a certificate and t-shirt after a full day of work the build day is from 9:00am-4:30pm and students must arrive on time and stay the entire day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are spirit day thursdays where you can get free pizza for wearing cu gear in the lobby of the north classroom building.

    Bang for the buck

    cu denver is cheaper than du, but still quite expensive. in fact, it is the most expensive school out of the three on the auraria campus. but, financial aid is offered so it's possible to afford it.

    What to do for fun

    you can go to the many different activities that take place on campus just about every day. if you would like, you can play pool or arcade games at sigi's in the tivoli, you can see a movie on campus in the starz building or you can go downtown to the united artist theater, or you can go shopping along the 16th street mall. since, ucd is within walking distance of the pepsi center, sports authority field at mile high stadium, and elitch's, ucd will sometimes schedule events for students to see the denver broncos, the denver nuggets, the colorado avalanche, or enjoy some time at the amusement park! on campus, there is a building called the tivoli student union. inside, there are resources for all three schools including ucd’s career center, the office of student life, the auraria bookstore, and a few computer labs. there are also places to study quietly, talk and hang out with friends, and places go to sleep. in addition to these, there are rooms where events are held including the cu freshman 411, as mentioned before. or if you are looking for a nice quiet place to study and get work done, try going to the library!

    Food and Dining

    there are a vast number of places to eat! in the food court area of the tivoli, there is a mcdonald’s express, a taco bell, a subway, a wok and roll (japanese food), and an alfresco greens (a sandwich and salad restaurant). on the second floor, you can find pete’s arena a.k.a. “the pizza place”, cinnabon, and quick zone, which is basically a mini convenience store. on campus in the other direction, there is an einstein’s bagels where those who live in the dorms can use the cards that they receive as part of their meal plan (the cards can also be used at quick zone and pete’s arena). students can eat in the cafeterias located in the north classroom building or cva if they’d like to also. not only are there places to eat on campus, being downtown means there are a ton of places to eat off-campus too! there are a lot of different restaurants around and on 16th street mall such as chipotle, qdoba mexican grill, starbucks, arby’s, smashburger, quiznos, and chili’s. you can take the light rail, the rtd, the mall ride, or you can just walk to any of these restaurants! sometimes, you might even be able to buy food from the different food trucks that come around during certain events or you can participate in activities to get free food (mostly pizza). plus, you can always buy something from the vending machines!

    Dorm Life

    the dorms at ucd are known as campus village at auraria or cva. all students under the age of 21 are required to live in the dorms, except if they fill out an exemption form saying that they will be living with their parents or legal guardians, they’re married or a parent, or they fit any of the other exemptions listed on the form. campus village is a partly blue and goldish building about three or four blocks from the campus itself, which to some doesn’t make sense. it’s a bit of a walk to go from the buildings where classes are to campus village so it’s not very convenient in that way. but, the building is not very far from sports authority field at mile high stadium (formerly invesco field) and elitch’s. each “suite-style” dorm room consists of two bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a sort of living room/kitchenette combination connecting the bedrooms together. each suite has four students; two in each bedroom, so yes, you do have to have a roommate. before moving into the dorms, you fill out a questionnaire that will be used to match you up with someone who has similar responses to be your roommate. cva includes a fitness center, a cafeteria, a study room, a laundry room, a computer lab and printing area, and several other “amenities”. according to a flyer mailed to students, ucd’s first year rates for 2011-2012 are between $4,945 and $5,045 per semester for the room and dining plans, so if you’d like to save some money and you don’t mind living at home, you can. just remember to fill out the exemption form. to learn more about cva (floor plans, dining, rates, etc) you can visit http://www.campusvillageliving.com.

    Academic Rigor

    ucd offers a bunch of different classes and has many different areas that you can major in. most of the professors that i've had and met are nice and have reasonable expectations. some of the classes are harder than others, but as long as you try hard you should be able to pass them. if you do find yourself becoming confused or falling behind, you can talk to the professors during their office hours and most of them also make themselves available before and after class or by email. you can get help through the tutoring center too. in fact, ucd offers supplemental instruction (si) sessions for classes that are considered “historically difficult”, meaning many students have struggled in those classes in the past. there are also one-on-one tutoring by appointment and open, walk-in sessions. sometimes the work load can get a bit overwhelming, but with a certain set of classes being mondays and wednesdays and another set being tuesdays and thursdays, you have more than one night to complete it. you just need to manage your time wisely (there is a workshop that can give you some tips on how to do this also).

    Tips for prospective students

    1) take advantage of ucd's many useful resources, including: the career center, the writing center, the learning resources center, the advising offices, and more. these places offer things like tutoring, help with deciding a major, help with improving your writing skills, and help with picking classes. 2) if you are a first-generation student or come from a low-income family, think about joining the trio program. the trio program has peer mentors who can help you and give you advise, it has staff members who can answer your questions or point you in the direction of someone who can better help you, and it has a small computer lab where you can quietly work on homework or print papers (for free). it’s also a good place if you just want to sit and talk. 3) there are many activities and participation opportunities that go on at ucd almost every day. if you have some free time try to go to them. there are concerts, volunteer fairs, career fairs, bible studies, and other fun and academic things to do! if you want, go to the “freshman 411” where you can meet other freshman, learn about the different resources available for you to use, and eat free food! 4) i advise you to take a first year seminar course during your first semester because it helps make the transition from high school to college easier. there are at least 18 of them to choose from. the class sizes are small, all your classmates are freshman like you, and you go to workshops and events that will help you throughout college. don’t worry. as a college freshman, by the end of your first semester you should be able to better understand how college works. check out the website: www.ucdenver.edu.

    In three sentences

    ucd is a nice public school located on auraria campus along with metro state college and the community college of denver (ccd), in the amazing downtown region of the city. the campus is within walking distance of the pepsi center and once you get used to it, it's pretty easy to get around. commuters can take the rtd buses and light rails that travel to and from the campus and there are plenty of places to go eat, hang out with friends, and shop.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 20 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    hard workers ski lovers

    Tips for prospective students

    you need to be a hard worker

    Bang for the buck

    great value

    Am enjoying being here

    very good to be hear

    Am learning a lot

    great school

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 21 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Dining is quite easy to find.

    Dorm Life

    From what I have seen online, the dorms look pretty posh.

    Academic Rigor

    It wasn't hard to get accepted and I consider myself to be pretty average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know all there is to know about your prospective institutions

    In three sentences

    So far, everything seems really cool. I have had an impromptu campus tour. Even got to sit in a class.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Considering the location, the campus is safe! There is a great security presence, badge access to particular locations, bright lighting and the free escorts to your vehicle at late night hours if you desire.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on here! Between all of the doctoral, masters, PhD programs someone is having a fund raising bake sale, an event outside of class or seminars that you are more than welcome to attend.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy your family and friends whenever the opportunity presents itself and make the time meaningful.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants that allow a student to grab a quick bite and make it back to class in time for more didactic training. There are also plenty of refrigerators on campus in case a sack lunch is your preference/need.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm per-se on the Anschutz Medical Campus. There are many apartments close to the campus location however that seem to afford a wide range of rental prices and amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of hours that must be dedicated to study is intense. This was a shock to myself upon the first semester I was here. You must maintain focus, sacrifice certain extracurriculars and realize that you are here to be a professional. The sacrifice is well worth the effort!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not expect to coast through this program nor any other doctoral level degree programs at this school. You must follow your heart for that is the only way that you will be dedicated to do the work, strive for excellence and succeed within this curriculum. If you can say that this is all you can see yourself doing, don't give up, persevere and it will happen for you too.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado Denver, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is an accredited program for obvious reasons. This school has state of the art equipment and highly renowned professors that give the students an advantage over many other schools. The expectations are set high to ensure that only the most confident professionals exit the program and fulfill health-care careers to protect those who need it most.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of campus security and call boxes. They patrol day and night; they also like to walk the halls. They send out emails through your campus emails about any crimes that have happened or if they are offering self-defense classes, etc... They now offer a text emergency system.For Example: If there were very bad weather conditions or a dangerous situation, then you would receive a text message.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for pre-health students. If you are independent and ambitious and want a degree; a higher education, then come here. This is not a school for party people. If you want a challenge and a taste of other cultures, then this a great place to do it. Honestly, I have met a very wide variety of people while here and if you have the determination and desire to be here, there is no reason why you shouldn't succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus has three colleges on it. The University of Colorado Denver, Metro State College (which just got it's accreditation to be declared a University and not just a College) and the Community College of Denver. There are students across from the socioeconomic board, lifestyle, and goals. It is also a hub for international students. What most students love, is the RTD Light Rail, which goes to and around Denver. You pay for a sticker, which is a fraction of the cost for a ticket for every day and a regular pass. Having this saves you a lot of money on parking and you can use it everyday, all day...at any time.. Going here also gets you discounts for other events hosted by the city of Denver.

    What to do for fun

    Go pick a bill board, and I can promise you, that you will find something interesting to do. The gym offers classes for martial arts, sports, dancing and physical training. Clubs at this university are very active within the community. There is always something to do and there is always an option to boredom.

    Food and Dining

    This campus has a lot of venues. In the Tivoli Union building, you have regular restaurants, i.e Taco Bell, Subway, etc.. There is also a mini-market store. In another building you have a sandwich shop that makes your food to order, as well as breakfast and Chick-fil-a. And in the science building, there is a gourmet cafe, which also serves Starbucks. If none of those are to your liking, just go up two streets and you will find the 16th street mall, with a host of restaurants, stores and novelty shops.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in their dorm, but like all dorms, you have to live with others and enjoy poor food from the cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    This campus has 3 colleges on it and some times the courses you can take here, are taught by a professor from another College and they are usually very nice in their course work and grading. But when you have a UCD professor, they will drill you and make sure that while you are learning the material, you are also performing on a more advanced level. As you advance from freshmen to sophomore and so on, it will become more difficult. By the time you reach your Junior and Senior year you are expected to remember the information from the pre-requisite courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend that you come in with a plan. This plan should include how many classes you need to take each semester to graduate on time, whether or not you need to work, who your counselor will be and all the advantages that this University offers. It is not easy and they will treat you like an adult; which includes both privileges and consequences. I would say to get to know your professors, they may be big and mean in the classroom but outside they are a phenomenal source of help, insight and friendship. Being in a location that promotes diversity and change, this campus will be a circus of opportunity. They hold conferences, well known guest speakers from a host academic fields, work shops to promote growth in many personal areas and finally, dozens of clubs.

    In three sentences

    This a University for the very driven, determined and independent student. The teachers will make you work for your grade and in the end transform you into a better student. It is the most amazing challenge to come here and succeed.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus; there are always lots of people and campus police around.

    Greek Life

    It is non-existent here. No hazing, no pledges of loyalty to a few letters, none of that messing about comes with this package.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always, constantly, forever, something to do on campus. At least twice a week, festivals and events are being held, which can include live music, abundant street food, shopping tents, performance art, and much more. The list of clubs is endless.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that aren't locked in to the typical college experience. Those that love the city and urban living. Those that like integrating their classroom teachings with the world around them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UCD is located at an historic location. The campus has several very old churches, which serve as interesting architectural features, not to mention the 9th Street Park, which is lined with homes from the 1800s.

    Bang for the buck

    UCD is a phenomenal experience and what you learn here will stay with you forever, in the most positive ways imaginable. It is easy to learn who you are here and focus on your work without getting distracted by the typical things you might otherwise find on other campuses.

    What to do for fun

    Because you're right in the middle of downtown, you can pretty much do anything the city offers -- go to the 24/7 cafe down the street and play chess, go to a movie, go for a walk down the bustling 16th Street Mall and watch street performers.

    Food and Dining

    I give this such a high rating because, although most of the campus's food is offered through fast-food and small food-court restaurants, we have a fantastic cafe with slow-cooked, real food, and we are within walking distance to a number of fantastic cafes and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    This is actually not applicable to me, since I have never lived in the dorms, but I hear it is not a bad place to be.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UCD are thorough, but overall they are not overwhelmingly difficult. You will learn a lot, and a lot of the knowledge you gain will be implemented or used or proven in the real world, in the city that lies just beyond the campus line. There is more practice than theory here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a visit, and be sure to look up the fascinating history of the campus, from Golda Meir's influence on the campus to the history behind each of the churches and 9th Street Park. The best thing to do to get an idea of what life is like on UCD is to shadow another student. Be open-minded about what a college experience can/should be.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado at Denver is a hyper-urban congregation of ethnicity and culture. It is an open forum for those to debate ideas and further their personal viewpoints as well as their academic education. It is a place that evokes real-world situations and environments and integrates them into the classroom.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is really important on campus. We have a health center which I heard is really useful. The Auraria Police Department are also doing a great job.

    Clubs and Activities

    All the clubs and activities held on campus are really fun. All clubs are really dedicated into what they do; especially TRiO SSS!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not seen any unusual traditions or locations on campus before.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, we have an open gym, swimming pool, we are located right in the heart of downtown so there are stores close by. There are always club events and activities that are held. Free stuff sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    The food court are pretty packed during certain times. The food are not bad at all! Dining is really nice for studying and group sessions.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus so I can't really say how the dorms are like. But I have heard that you are more focus on campus, no stress about transportation from home to the campus and the dorms are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors here at the University of Colorado are there to do their job. There are FCQs for each instructors upon their teaching skills, work ethic, and average class grades. The times and days are really manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you think that there's no way you could afford a 4-year college, think again. I was one of those who stress about tuition and fees, but the University of Colorado really wants to help their students as best as they can. There are many resources on campus that are there to help.

    In three sentences

    Extremely diverse in many ways of helping students from different backgrounds. The perfect place in committed to getting a degree and pursuing a career!

  • 08/16/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is reasonable.

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful campus that is easy to get to and has a friendly environment.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    auraria campus has its own police department and usually has a cop situated on the side streets through out the campus. there are emergency stations to call for help spread throughout. the university also offers the night rider and access vans to transport you to any part of the campus after night falls. the access van is available to transport you if your are disabled or injured.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    auraria campus has a free speech zone where, with permission anyone can hold a rally, speech or protest. the campus is also a popular political zone for visiting government officials to speak, even president obama has spoken and this is open to students. also 7th street is an old row of homes that houses different departments for the three colleges. they are kept up and a great historical experience to enjoy year round.

    Food and Dining

    being in the heart of denver your choice of food and dining is endless. the tivoli center has fast food mini restaurants on campus. there is also a mini convenience store, einstein bagels and various starbucks authorized carts.

    Dorm Life

    cu denver offers 2 options. to stay on campus at the dorm rooms provided or at an additional facility that complies with the university itself. campus village is very modern, 5 minutes walking to campus, and different living options. there are 4 floors and each floor is co-ed but rooms are gender specific. an ra is assigned to each floor and they are the ones who promote community interactions.

    Academic Rigor

    cu denver has smaller classes so you have the opportunity to attain more academic help. in saying this the university has gpa guideline and requires a bit more of core requirements. professors usually expect college level writing and comprehension skills. a must is attendance!

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to research the program or area you want to study. the more you educate yourself about cu denver the greater your experience. included in your tuition is the rtd program, this lets your ride any rtd affiliated transportation free of charge for each semester you attend. this allows you to choose a less costly way to campus.

    In three sentences

    located in the heart of denver! very diverse campus, many programs to choose from, and state of the art science building!

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ucd is located in the denver downtown area, which is the heart of denver, and is full of entertainment activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. get involved within the school 2. join organizations/clubs 3. take challenging classes

    In three sentences

    1. ucd is a great school! 2. ucd offers great undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs. 3. i really like the student organizations and clubs.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are several emergencies stations located thru out the campus as well as night watch people who can pick you and take you your car if it is late at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the student union center us to be a brewery.

    What to do for fun

    there are a numerous amount of social activities including, sports, guest speakers, and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    there is a food court on campus and you are within walking distance to several other restaurants that are reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    i am living at home,but there are a few dorms near campus.

    Academic Rigor

    most of the classes challenge you to be a critical thinker which helps you to better understand the concepts you are learning. teachers encourage discussion among students.

    Tips for prospective students

    sign up for classes early in order to get the best schedule suited for you. constantly keep in contact with your adviser to ensure that you are staying on tract with your degree.

    In three sentences

    the location is great, providing students with the ability to gain the entire downtown experience being centrally located. there is a diverse student body. a wide range of resources available such as, computer labs, a huge library, the writing center and a career center to help students become more successful.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Because campus is located in the middle of downtown area and easily accessible to anyone, I didn't feel particularly safe or secure there.

    Clubs and Activities

    Have been following UCD on Facebook and there do not seem to be many events/activities planned for students. Very little in the way of concerts, movies, parties, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuter students from the Denver metro area.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UC Denver shares many of its facilities (including the campus apartments) with both the Community College of Denver and Metro State College. It makes the campus feel very crowded and very impersonal. I didn't like this at all - and it was one of the main reasons I decided not to go to school here.

    Bang for the buck

    There does not appear to be much in the way of student programming (concerts, movies, parties, etc.) - at least not when compared to the other universities I'm considering. Tuition is comparable to other Colorado universities. Housing is considerably more expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of activities in Downtown Denver within an easy walk from campus - Coors Field, Elitch's, Pepsi Center, Aquarium.

    Food and Dining

    Nice dining hall located in the apartment complex. Did not have a chance to sample the food though - so can't comment on that.

    Dorm Life

    First year students are required to live in the campus apartments. Apartments are a long walk from the main campus and are very expensive compared to those at other Colorado universities. These apartments are also used by students from the nearby community college and also from Metro State. (No sense of identity as a UCD student if you're living there.)

    Academic Rigor

    Well-respected and rigorous degree programs in many fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect a lot of communication from UC Denver after you apply. Of the four universities I'm considering, they were the worst about communication.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus right in the middle of everything that Downtown Denver has to offer. Lots of majors and several highly respected degree programs. Strange freshman accommodations (apartments - not dorms) that are shared with two other schools.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who want to stay close to home or for those who are out of state and want a downtown campus. This college can provide anyone with a rigorous education. Plus for those who like to have fun, there is a mall located nearby as well as Elitches, Mile High Stadium, Coors Field, and much more!!

    In three sentences

    Cu Denver is located in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado. It has a beautiful campus and amazing dorm rooms!! Plus it is a nice location if you wanna stay close to home.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    16th street mall isn't that far, so if you're bored, GO SHOPPING! :D

    Food and Dining

    If you buy lunch everyday on campus, you can get sick of the food easily. Luckily, since the campus is downtown, there are other food places to stop by. Not only that, but there are food trucks that stop by to bring something new.

    Dorm Life

    The view isn't that great. It's like a fifteen minute walk from the dorm area to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are too hard. If needed, go to the professor for help or even the TA if there is one. If you are a tiny bit struggling, do not be afraid to ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get along with the professors and make sure they know you so they will be more than happy to write later of recommendations for you.

    In three sentences

    This campus is small, which is not bad. I like the diversity there, too. This campus is nice and open as well.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a concern for the staff at U.C.D. Emergencies can be reported by toll-free phone lines, online, and via the Rave emergency notification tool. Emergency information can also be texted to someone for free after registration. Also, police are usually not too far away. In addition, the university has created many organizations to combat problems such as personal safety, community standards, and wellness. After an emergency event, counseling is available to anyone who may need it.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek Clubs, mainly for honors students though.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 150 clubs and organizations, one can team up with fellow students to get projects done, do community service, or whatever one's vision may be. There are no bounds, creating a club is fairly simple at U.C.D.

    Great for these types of students

    There are many different backgrounds at U.C.D. Everyone, from all ethnicities, can thrive at this college. However, the students that have experience with online classes or a great ability to learn outside of the classroom will have more success.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has an outdoor mall and concert stage.

    Bang for the buck

    This University offers a respected diploma. The outdoor life is unmatched. The campus and area are absolutely beautiful. The cost of tuition and other expenses are of little concern compared to what someone gets in return.

    What to do for fun

    Hmm, so many things to choose from. Snowboarding, skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting to start off with. There are countless activities to do outdoors. Sports is a passion for the Denver area. The area sports, especially the pros, provides a ton of excitement. The Nuggets, Rockies, and Broncos play within blocks. If the small outdoor mall on campus doesn't appeal to someone, the 16th St. Mall (blocks away) is large enough to satisfy anyone's appetite for shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered on campus is above average. To say the least, the food is fairly tolerable on a long term basis. A wide variety is offered and prepared fairly well. If campus food isn't someone's fit, then within blocks is any type of food one could think of.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at UC - Denver has challenging, diverse ccourses. Their integrity is honorable and they have many graduate programs to offer as well. Beware though, many classes are offered online. If your not used to online classes, or haven't had one, then plan accordingly. I recommend taking at least one or two online classes beforehand, if possible. Regardless, a diploma from the University of Colorado - Denver is held in high regards.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to prospective students is the downtown area can be confusing and travel can be time consuming. Prepare and study tranportation plans carefully. This will save time and money. The campus is amazing once your there. Plan to spend some extra time enjoying all the activities and urban life.

    In three sentences

    The University is located downtown, blocks away from Mile High Stadium, Coors Field, and Elitch Gardens. The campus has an outdoor mall and concert stage for enjoying your walk to your next class or spending some free time. The one downfall is parking is fairly intolerant, and there is no free parking.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I don't know. This is my 3rd semester at UCD, but the 1st semester on campus is this summer (in 2 days), so time will tell. It seems pretty safe the few times I have been down there for advisor meetings and such.

    Greek Life

    I don't know. I live in Boulder and commute to Denver for school.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't know. I live in Boulder and commute to Denver for school. I just gave it 5 so I don't make this school look bad. It's a great school for what I am in it for, but I'm not into the social aspect so much. I have been out of high school for 10 years, so socialization isn't new to me.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, night-owls, online or international.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know. I live in Boulder and commute to Denver for school.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but what college isn't? It is definitely a more affordable option compared to other schools in Colorado.

    What to do for fun

    I don't know. I live in Boulder and commute to Denver for school, but outside of the campus, there is Coors Field, the 16th Street Mall, and Elitch's, all within 5 minutes of the school.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know. I live in Boulder and commute to Denver for school. What I have seen of the food, it looks (and smells) quite nice.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know. I live in Boulder and commute to Denver for school. I would gather it's like any other dorm. On UCD's website, they list separate dorms or apartments for 21+ which I think is a good idea.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study every chance you get! While college is a good social environment, the main objective is an education, so good grades NEVER hurt. Also: register early, as soon as you possibly can! Classes fill FAST.

    In three sentences

    This is a nice commuter school. It is in the heart of Downtown Denver, next to Elitch Gardens, the 16th Mall, and the Market Street Station bus terminal. I love the online selections and so far the instructors have been great.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very proactive, and the environmental health and safety people are very quick responding and offer great training for those working in a laboratory setting.

    Greek Life

    There isn't really any of this, being a downtown campus there aren't frat houses and the like, the average student age is much higher than the average party campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school is very committed to offering as many extracurricular activities as possible.

    Great for these types of students

    You must be very self motivated and know your goals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being a downtown campus, there are quite a few eccentric people and the crime rate of late has been somewhat jarring, but its a great place overall. The seventh street park is a cool destination that gives a historic look at downtown Denver.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers some courses which are pooled with Metro, which means two different tuition rates for students in the same class, the UCD students paying more.

    What to do for fun

    The athletics building is very good to go shoot some hoops or lift weights and let off some steam, the Tivoli building is a good hangout for food, playing pool, or watching TV.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices are offered throughout the campus, and the fast food chains use the same pricing they would outside of campus, so you're not being ripped off.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms, but I know that they aren't spoken highly of.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be very easy, some can be incredibly challenging. Chemistry classes require a massive time commitment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in the hype of one major opposed to what you want to do, choose your path and don't let people sway you.

    In three sentences

    The campus i beautiful. The professors are friendly. The deadlines are inconvenient.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Newcomers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is near downtown to there is ton of things to do and that is a fun place

    What to do for fun

    Playing sport, hanging out on campus and it's near downtown so there is a lot of things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take the class as soon as possible. If not, the class will be filled really fast

    In three sentences

    This is a good school with a lot of nice teachers and students. The students mostly came from other countries. This is a good environment.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    good, officers are all around.

    Greek Life

    no sororities/fraternities

    Clubs and Activities

    At times it is hard to organize your own club but those that do exist are active and thriving.

    Great for these types of students

    Medical students for the academic program, music students because of the thriving music scene in denver, the college of liberal sciences is also very strong and we have a large international community for international students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Because the university is built in a historic neighborhood UCD has refurbished a lot of these buildings and honored them through historic plaques and tours. Our student union is the inside of a brewery from a century ago and many offices are housed in 9th street park, an old and iconic street.

    What to do for fun

    Concerts, movies, art galleries, food, biking, sports events and more.

    Food and Dining

    sodexo is the worst.

    Dorm Life

    It is non-traditional housing that offers the ability to meet and live with other students. The food is terrible. The buildings are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I like attending this university because most of my classes are easily relatable to the real world and therefore easily valued. It's easier to attend relevant classes than ones in which the teacher never slows down to show the real world purpose of what he or she is teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    The advice I would give prospective students is to pursue as many extracurricular activities as possible. Because the campus is set in the middle of downtown Denver the opportunities to see performances, participate in community projects and further your world experience are endless and most of the time have their flyers posted through out the hallways. You can throw yourself into a mix of activity based groups or quietly observe concerts and gallery openings. If you are shy like me take comfort in knowing that there is a happy median to be found participating in all consuming clubs and sitting home alone, it will enrich your education and free time.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado at Denver is a school teeming with opportunity and variety in both the the academic and social aspects of the experience offered. Because students don't technically live on the Auraria campus, Freshman can experience the city of denver by living in different student apartments all over town. The university of Colorado at Denver is also lucky to have the most ethnically diverse student body in the state. This aspect enhances awareness and teaches mindfulness in the classroom and outside of it. The inner city location of the University also bolsters the long list of nearby companies who wish to give students first hand experience in the career field they wish to join. Overall the University of Colorado at Denver harbors a uniqueness that can greatly benefit the open minded student.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    A variety of interdisciplinary student clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Special Collections Room of the library. See first editions of Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin.

    What to do for fun

    The quad is perfect for enjoying Colorado's nice weather. The student lounge has TVs, pianos, a variety of video games, and workout equipment.

    Food and Dining

    They are planning for more food options in the near future, but the campus does have a small variety, and even a pub!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not a place for slackers, but if you're willing to work hard it will pay off. Just ask for help if you need it, there are plenty of resources to make sure your academic career is a success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Everyone here is friendly and willing to help, all you need to do is ask.

    In three sentences

    UC Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is the best school ever! Helpful and excited faculty, welcoming student body, and amazing student assistance office.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Wonderful food!

    Dorm Life

    I live at home

    Academic Rigor

    Hard, but not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you always check your classes with the degree requirements! Especially if you are a transfer student

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school. Every professor is there to help you succeed, not to deter you from reaching your goal. Everyone there is really helpful and all around it is a great school!

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's always something to find for fun downtown

    Food and Dining

    Bad food in dorms, but decent food in the Tivoli brewery and around the campus

    Dorm Life

    Very shady!!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging classes, but interesting professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live in the dorms if you can avoid it. Public transportation is widely available and great resource!

    In three sentences

    Interesting campus in a great location with a wide variety of people who attend the school

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police and safety on campus is great. There are always lots of police officers patrolling the area and if are needed in case of an emergency act quickly.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots, lots, lots of student activities on campus and always room for new clubs! Many students are involved in improving the campus. Clubs ranging from environmental activists to a club focusing on your major.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a university that better fits students who are managing work and school. It is easy to plan schedules according to your work or other activities. Students who prefer the urban setting and love to be involved in the city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many festivities that occur on campus, student organized concerts on the main street, festivals, cook-outs, sporting activities, concerts in dedication to various holidays, movie premiers on a large screen. On some days there are volleyball competitions and quiditch held during the day, students are welcome to join whenever are free.

    Bang for the buck

    The biggest reason for me coming to UCD was because it was so much cheaper than any other other university in Colorado. You save big bucks on tuition yearly.

    What to do for fun

    The perfect location of the campus allows to not only explore the city, but to venture out into the mountains. There are plenty of activities that are located within walking distance. Ranging from amusement parks, to sporting events, various parks, concert halls, and restaurants. With a 45 minute drive students are able to enjoy the nature life of Colorado in the Rockie Mountains. Anywhere from camping, hiking, skiing, snowboarding or just exploring the near by cities.

    Food and Dining

    Fresh food is served everyday, allowing students to try various cuisines. The quality of food is held at a high standard, serving only the best. Many different local shops are located near UCD, and there is always opportunity to try cheap home made food.

    Dorm Life

    The university has a new dorm building and the dorm community is very tightly knit. Students are exposed to a clean environment. Each dorm has their own kitchen, bathroom, and up to three room per one dorm. The dorms are located about 10 minutes walking distance from the campus, but there is transportation leading to and from the dorms to the university. There are many activities that are held between the students at the dorm, allowing to enjoy the city life.

    Academic Rigor

    The university aims for excellence and professors do expect the best possible work from each student. All courses are challenging and require students to think outside the box. However, the professors make the courses enjoyable and engaging, thus participation and learning comes with ease.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming to this university requires an open mind, it is not a typical college town, but instead a university that is located in the city. This allows to explore the city and see what Denver is all about. Since this is not a typical college town, it is harder for students to engage with each other outside of class, but there are numerous activities that students can participate in and many events occurring through the school year.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse campus that encourages students to engage not only in the academic life, but in the real world. The location is in the heart of downtown Denver, allowing students to explore the life style of a large city. It is a university that challenges and encourages students to do their best in both academia and working field, with a supportive staff and students.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The nightride offered on campus is helpful. Most students park far from campus and end up getting out of class late. To get to your car faster and more safe it's a good idea to call the nightriders. They make sure they get you to and/or from your car safely.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations offered at the university that you can join that are very exiciting whether it is just for fun or part of your major.

    Food and Dining

    Food courts and vending machines are available when in need of breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Since the university is very diversece, dorm life opens you to meet new people and potentially future classmates. You are opened to be more involved in more school activities and sports.

    Academic Rigor

    Learning is key. The academic is to enhance your knowledge and at the same time challenge what you already know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to make time for each course you're enrolled in. Courses take up more time outside of class than you think. Don't overload on more than you can handle. Take some basic classes with more challenging classes so that you aren't too overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse university that allows students to learn from one another. The academics are equally challenging to every student.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Lots of clubs, too much to do not enough time

    Clubs and Activities

    No sports team but tons of activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that work hard and want to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Downtown Denver, students are all backgrounds and ages.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap compared to other universities but get have quality teachers.

    What to do for fun

    It is in downtown Denver.

    Food and Dining

    some restaurant on campus but easy to go off campus there is the 16th mall.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how you study/learn and do not take too much class at a time.

    In three sentences

    It is a challenging school. You will learn a lot, I have learned the most in this school compared to any school I been. It a great learning environment.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police security and even provides transportation for students at night to the parking lots.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs at the University for a variety of students. There are political clubs to social clubs and students can definitely find a club to fit their needs.

    Food and Dining

    The Campus Village has it's own cafes and there are locations around the university to dine in. If students do not want to eat out, each dorm is equip with its own kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms contain their own kitchen for convenience. The campus village has their own computer lab, lounge, fitness center and much more. It is a very friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to study at the University, however I believe it's variety of classes and majors are challenging but enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't know anybody that will attend this school, don't be afraid to meet new people. There are many social events, activities, and groups that are very welcoming and great ways to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado, Denver is a very diverse school with people of many backgrounds, cultures, and ideals. The people I have met and the staff are very warm and welcoming. The campus is very beautiful and is surrounded by wildlife even in an urban setting.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do around campus. The university is right outside of downtown Denver and is surrounded by thing to do. There is the 16th street mall just down the street from the campus that has a movie theatre, book store, and plenty of activities to keep a student entertained.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, I have not moved into the dorms currently and have no current college experience. Since I am a college freshman and my semester hasn't started, I don't have much to say on the dining at University of Colorado Denver.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is, again, currently not something I have experienced. According to other reviews and my personal communication with the department, I have not been impressed. When I visited the dorms at Campus Village, they were extremely nice and comforting. Each two rooms came with a common area and kitchen. I just felt the communication had been difficult when in came to asking for a lease and finding a roommate, therefore, I have decided to save my money for the coming semester and live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    From the things I have heard about the academics of this university, they aren't bad at all. For most, because it is a small college in the middle of downtown Denver, the academics of this school is discredited. The students seem driven, the teaching staff appear to be focused, and the classes are affordable. Just what a student is looking for to pursue a successful career.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student myself, I don't have to many tips as far as the university goes. However, with many run-ins with Campus Village (the dorms set up for current and oncoming students at UCD) prior to registering for classes, I have found that the system within the department is very unorganized and hard to contact for information and/or questions. So as a tip for prospective students, it would be best to commute to school to avoid simple altercations.

    In three sentences

    As far as the tour went during orientation, the campus seemed very organized, clean, and friendly to a student looking for a small university. Although, right outside of downtown, the school is not enormously crowded and the academics are said to be highly rewarding to perspective careers of students attending. The university is set at a very reasonable price and easily accessible to public transportation.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tivoli is the best place to study.

    What to do for fun

    You have downtown Denver right at your fingertips.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisor they will help a great deal.

    In three sentences

    I think it's a great school, and it's expanding with a lot of great opportunities.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    47 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You are in Downtown Denver, the night life is amazing there is always something to do

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't slack off. Get your work and any information done ahead of time, do not wait until the last minute.

    In three sentences

    University of Colorado Denver is a amazing school to go to. The faculty and staff are great and extremely helpful. You can tell that they are working for you and truly care about you.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can call the Night Rider for a ride back to the dorms at night if you don't feel safe. There are also poles scattered on campus with help buttons and phones for emergencies.

    Great for these types of students

    It has something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A movie theater that is used for classes

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are affordable and the financial office is always ready to help

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING!!! Denver is right there. The 16th street mall has anything you need and the Campus always has events to do

    Food and Dining

    The cooks for the dorm cafeteria have gotten great training and know students by their names. They take suggestions and know what students like.

    Dorm Life

    Campus Village may be expensive, but the experience is perfect.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging yet fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect snow day... EVER!!!

    In three sentences

    The school cares about the students. They help us achieve our goals and succeed in school. The school is quick to help with financial aid and questions us as students have.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around and patrolling.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great EE clubs, and lots of activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Nontraditional students.

    Bang for the buck

    Great bang for your buck compared to nearby institutions.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Denver is right across the street, so there's plenty to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes close to or after 3pm to avoid the crowds and have a place to study afterwards.

    In three sentences

    The campus is overcrowded. The faculty can be helpful depending on your area of study. Overall, it's cheaper than Boulder and Mines, and it's a decent school.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Variety of clubs and activities, from hockey teams to Quittich (yes like in Harry Potter) to Hawaii Club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Any types! We have all kinds of upper division courses for any kind of major

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition being around 6,000 a year? Very good for the academics we receive here.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, play volleyball, go to house parties, go downtown.

    Food and Dining

    In the dorms it's terrible, on campus we have regular fast food such as Subway. It's not amazing but it's not bad.

    Dorm Life

    My friends all lived in the dorms and they loved the social aspect of it in that you make friends quickly, but the dorm life is very annoying in that you have no privacy and studying is very hard, in addition the food is not very good and the dorms are overpriced.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really hard and some classes are really easy. Depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't put anything off to the last minute, the amount of information you need to know on tests is a lot more than in high school. Make friends right off the bat before everyone starts forming cliques! Take your classes seriously and use your time wisely. Have fun!!

    In three sentences

    The student body (such as PALS) are very helpful. The school is full of people from all walks of life. This is a really great school in my opinion.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Not a ton of options, but it's not a huge school.

    Academic Rigor

    Solid biology courses

    In three sentences

    I enjoy this school!

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is really a safe campus although we've had a few incidences of indecent exposure and some theft. Being right downtown it is by no means an exclusive campus. However if for any reason you don't feel safe you can call the security services or Night Ride and they will escort you to your destination. Also at night the campus is really well lit and there are often a number of other students still on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unfortunately i haven't really involved myself in many clubs or activities but i know there is a plethora of them out there! We often get representatives from clubs, who present in our classes or in the commons, promoting the organization or an activity they are hosting.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Colorado Denver is great for students who are pre-medical or for business students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Colorado Denver is situated on Auraria Campus and shares many of its facilities with Metropolitan State University and the Community College of Denver but that really doesn't change anything.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Colorado Denver is really not that expensive and it's got good academics. I believe we get what we pay for and so much more - the tutoring service and other resources provided by the school really make the school worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Colorado Denver is located next to central downtown and has a great train system that connects to the campus. Almost anything and anywhere you want to go is accessible, but the campus also offers a huge variety activities itself! You can almost always find something going on from the number of campus events to event centers next door and civil activities happening near 16th Street Mall or the Capitol.

    Food and Dining

    Almost every building has a cafe and in Tivoli there are about 10 food options. Aside for the cafes, fast food, and pizza pits, we get a lot of food trucks, and since downtown is right there you could eat anywhere on 16th Street Mall or nearby so the options for food are really endless (even a grocery store is within walking distance).

    Dorm Life

    While dorms aren't located directly on campus students have 3 student housing options which are all very convient to school, have a connecting bus exclusive for student use, and lots of amenities!

    Academic Rigor

    Some may consider the academics though, but really all it is is the teachers expect you to do work outside of class and be able to apply what you've learned to new situations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in your courses because if you do bad and decide to retake a course, the University averages your grade (so a C and an A become a B). Also try to know what degree you want when you start or figure it out within the first two semester, then figure out exactly what classes are prerequisites and take them as soon as possible - putting this off can put off your whole career. By the way, the professors and advisors are great resources for this!

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado Denver offers a huge number of degrees through its various schools. The urban campus is unlike no other with the bustle of Downtown right there and a commuting student body, bringing great diversity. I have always been pleased with the content of the courses and the quality of my professors.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Well-lit with its own police department.

    Greek Life

    Mainly just Greek academic societies (which look great on resumes).

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of diverse clubs and societies for almost every interest!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is a hard-working student ready to learn!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tivoli Student Union is an old, historic brewery with many of the original features preserved!

    Bang for the buck

    Very reasonably priced and a great education! Most classes are very reasonable sizes and registration is quick and easy.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of activities on campus and in the surrounding downtown! A great campus minutes from the Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field, DPCA Center, the 16th Street Mall, and more!

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options to eat on campus on the days when you don't have time to go anywhere.

    Dorm Life

    More of a commuter campus, but the dorms that are there are new and nice, as well as very conveniently located.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging in a good way with supportive professors. Nothing is dumbed down, you are expected to perform to your full potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up on your reading and go to class! It seems simple but is the easiest way to do well!

    In three sentences

    CU Denver has been a wonderful fit for me. I find it challenging and rewarding with fabulous professors. You also couldn't ask for a more awesome location for a school--right in the middle of downtown Denver by commuter stations and great apartments.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police department which patrols campus and is a quick phone call away. There are also numerous blue lights on campus and on the way to the dorms if you needed help at any point. Take note that the campus is located in downtown Denver and the although I feel the campus is safe, once you venture outside of it you never know cause it's a huge city.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not advertised very well, but they are there if you go scout them out. And there really are a ton of them so you're bound to find something you'll like.

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, hard-working and willing to take advantage of resources. Great school for pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-physicians assist, pre-nursing, etc. as well as for public health majors. I know we also have a huge arts department that gets to do a lot of cool stuff. Look into it more if you're interested.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not overpriced for what you get. The resources, the class content, the professors, everything is well worth the money you're going to spend on an education. You just have to be sure to make the most of what you're given here.

    What to do for fun

    The school is conveniently located in downtown Denver, CO. There is plenty to do for fun. There's the 16th Street Mall about 1 mile from campus, movie theaters, restaurants and other malls all around Denver. There are plenty of parks to go visit and the mountains with some of the nations best skiing and snowboarding are only about 1 hour away.

    Food and Dining

    It's pretty average. Some things are better than others and eventually you get really tired of the same old thing, but that's the problem with dorm food everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly new, in good shape and clean, and HUGE. The RA's are all really nice and it's extremely quiet for being a dorm. I've lived here for 2 years and really don't have any complaints about the dorm itself.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major, but I'd give it a general rating of 3 1/2. If you take the time to study you'll do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Go talk to your advisor about everything and do it often--they are so helpful and knowledgable about getting your college game plan organized. 2) Do not be afraid of the professors here--they have all impressed me and are all extremely willing to help you succeed. They want to hear from you. I feel they actually care about their students. 3) Try your hardest to get involved, it will make the big campus smaller for you, plus it looks great on grad school applications!

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado Denver really is a quality institution. There are so many resources all over campus to get you the help you need if you need it, or to create a game plan for graduation or for graduate school. The classes are challenging, but not impossible and there has yet to be one professor who I haven't liked--the quality of education is fantastic, I really feel as if I am expanding my knowledge base by a considerable amount.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus may have some occasional problems but the campus security gets to the point of trouble as soon as possible and is investigating it withing a reasonable time frame. They want all students to feel safe while walking on campus and to and from classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to be a part of. Find what best suits you and join in with others who love to share your activity or club.

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym and workout room on campus and there are a lot of school clubs and activites to be a part of. There are some great clubs, you just have to look around.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food and dining places on and around campus. The food is delicious and it's nice to have a variety to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    I do not currently live in the dorms nor have I ever but I have been told by some people I know that they love the way the dorms are set up.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are tough but they challenge you to do your best and put forth your best effort to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an awesome campus. It has a very helpful security and administration and staff. They want what is best for you and they are willing to help as long as you are willing to give them your time.

    In three sentences

    I love the administration and the Professors here. They are very helpful and they all know what they are talking about. I love that they have all had job experience in the area they teach.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For those who love urban areas

    Bang for the buck

    The school's tuition is relatively cheap, it is an accredited school, and it is really easy to live without a car, thus cutting down on gas costs. Overall an undergraduate degree from this school is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The school is centered in the heart of Denver. Across the street is an amusement park with roller coasters, an aquarium, skate parks, and plenty of funky places to eat downtown.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus, and when I do I go to the Tivoli building. There's plenty of good eats around campus, so you probably won't starve.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes meet any competitive college standards. The classes can be hard, but there are many outside resources to help students excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great for teaching and medical degrees, its what its renowned for in Colorado. Medical prospectives should look into the BA/BS/MD program, it ensures admission into their medical school. It is a perfect school if you wish to live at home in Colorado and still seek higher education. For out of state students, they do have student housing options.

    In three sentences

    Living in the Denver Metro area and commuting to school from home is easy. The programs offered are fantastic, especially working through the Anschutz school for medical degrees. Personally, I hate the urban area and the campus, I want a school to be it's own community; not a school that is part of a larger community.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    57 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Of course, go to downtown and enjoy whatever there are. You can shop, you can eat, you can hang out, you can do anything.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't too great. It's okay for just a simple lunch but I would rather go to downtown and get me something else.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm, so I have nothing to say about this, but some of my friends who live in the dorm say it's quite fun.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many professors who are willing to help the students. There are many resources as well to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on studying science fields, then you are choosing the right one. As I stated earlier, the size of the campus isn't too big, so for the upcoming freshman it's not overwhelming.

    In three sentences

    Free RTD to school is very convenient. Downtown is near so it's fun. Campus isn't too big so can get o classes quickly.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for pre-med or pre-nursing students looking to get a solid education as well as research and volunteer opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    Being in the heart of downtown Denver means that we have an extraordinary amount of activities including: skiing, snowboarding, clubs, restaurants, and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best food however there are many options and you learn that It suits your needs just fine.

    Dorm Life

    Not the best dorm life, It's a very urban campus. However as a freshman you must live in the dorm and this is very tight knit community.

    Academic Rigor

    I greatly enjoy being challenged intellectually and this school will offer you just that.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing for prospective students is to ALWAYS pay attention to your portal and be prepared for extremely challenging science courses.

    In three sentences

    Definitely the best choice for me as a mainly academic students. They offer many challenging courses which help prepare you for careers. As a science major I would highly recommend this school to anyone else wanting a science related degree.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are a variety of sororities and fraternities, however I was not able to join any due to the vigorous academic life I had.

    Great for these types of students

    Fast paced students, students with family that need additional flexibility

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is only a couple of blocks away, so you really are in the heart of the city.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is often overpriced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your studying, there is often no graded homework but you are still tested on everything learned in class.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school but its not easy to make friends. Most students being commuter students and not college age like many other schools. You will find great diveristy in race and ages, something not often seen in schools like UC Boulder.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its such a huge campus, you see a few cops here and there but there are also safety/security buttons or stations throughout the campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and activities due to the great diversity!

    Bang for the buck

    UCD in my opinion is a great school in regards to the cost!

    What to do for fun

    Site seeing is always fun, especially being a new student!

    Food and Dining

    Great food, there are many places. Tivoli has Subway as well as McDonalds. If you do not mind the walk, there are plenty more restaurants downtown.

    Dorm Life

    I personally stay at home

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but there are a few days or a week were you do not know what to do with your self!

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips that i would give prospective students would be to manage time well because you will have a lot more free time on your hands; make sure you are being productive.

    In three sentences

    University of Colorado Denver would be rated a 8.5/10 overall. Its a very active campus, which is cool but there is a lot of walking! The only reason why i would not give UCD a 10/10 is because i personally do not like how it is a bit difficult to meet with teachers or advisers. Although I personally do not give UCD a 10/10, it is still a great campus, with very educated teacher and a very nice atmosphere, in Down town, Colorado!

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Denver has one of the cleanest and safest downtowns, which is comforting, because campus is in the heart of the downtown. Campus policy patrols regularly and notifies students of any safety issues via email and text message. There are also emergency phones stationed all around campus if you are ever in danger and need assistance or simply do not feel safe and wish to be assisted.

    Greek Life

    Basically nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs offered. Sports are minimal, but expanding. We just got our mascot, the lynx!

    Great for these types of students

    Focused; interested in medicine, arts and media, and music; not looking for a typical college experience; cultured.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is in the heart of downtown Denver.

    Bang for the buck

    UCD offers reduced tuition for those out of state from western states and many scholarships. In addition, the full tuition is fairly low compared to other universities. Plus, the education you receive is exceptional.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Denver is great. It is full of culture, including shopping, theatre, art, music venues, and nightlife. There are also neighboring universities you can visit for typical college fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food in the dorms is decent, but fairly vitamin deficient in my opinion. Dining downtown is exquisite and extremely varied.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I disliked the dorms, because I felt restricted. However, the dorms are very nice quality, cheap for downtown living, and a great place to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Unlike other universities, UCD does not allow you to replace unsatisfactory course work with better scores. Instead, both scores remain on your transcript. I think this promotes a more focused attitude toward education, which is good. In addition, the professors are very involved, and because UCD is a research institute, these professors are required to remain up to date in their areas of expertise.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university does not provide a typical college town experience like what you might find depicted in cinema. If this is what you are looking for, consider the sister school located in Boulder. Instead, this university provides a focused environment for furthering your education and fun to be had will revolve around Denver's cultured downtown life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado Denver provides an exceptional curriculum, especially for those interested in medicine, arts and media, and music. Attending the downtown campus immerses you in culture, which is abundant in Denver. The professors teaching here are well educated and up to date in their areas of expertise.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe during the day and a little more sketchy at night. It is located in downtown Denver, and the drunk hobos like to venture onto campus every once in a while. There are Night Rides for free on campus for those that do not feel safe walking around at night.

    Greek Life

    We have no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs on campus, and activities are scheduled every month. there is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Any major would work well here. There is a medical school connected to UCD that is on a different campus called the Aunchuzt Medical campus. other then those majors, UCD offers a wide range of degrees for many different types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are food trucks on campus that sell food to students around every corner. The campus always has some fun event going on to, during the warm days of the year, making the campus alive and full of life.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is affordable and does not break the bank. Plus, the degrees here are awesome and creditable.

    What to do for fun

    the 16th Street Mall is a cool little strip mall near campus that offers a lot of fun. The Pepsi Center and Elitche Gardens amusement park is very close to campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants in downtown Denver, which is where campus is located, range from fast food to little Vietnamese and ethnic restaurants. The food is great and in huge variety.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know because I live off campus, but I've heard it isn't too bad. It is expensive though and they make you pay for a food plan which adds on to the expense.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of difficulty is high if you want to do well in college anywhere. If the time and effort is put into school, you will get out of it what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and visit the campus first. It may too big for some poeple and there is a lot of walking involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado Denver is a great school for is affordability and its kind staff. I am attending the music program here and it is awesome working with the other music majors and playing/creating music that I love with other people that love it as much as I do. The Universities teachers are hard working and kind and will work with anyone if they demonstrate that they are in college to learn and grow.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Tivoli Student Union holds the cafetaria (Taco Bell, McDonald's, Mark Pi's, Subway and a salad place). There is also a pizza arena and a convience store in the Tivoli. Each building has its own cafe with an assortment of food and drink. We are also located in the heart of Denver, and there are many food and dining place within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Auraria Campus is a commuter campus, so dorm life isn't a huge thing, although there are three different places for campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Intro. level classes are not too difficult and the workload is appropriate to the class. Professors have high expectations, but not impossibles ones. You will feel challenged, but able to succeed.

    In three sentences

    UCD shares a campus with two other schools: another university and a community campus. It is diverse, exciting and engaging for students. The classrooms are spacious and the professors are interested in their class material.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    1) Want to experience a great city with a small campus 2) Want to pay a little for a great education 3) but don't mind spending a little extra for first class living and dining 4) Those with out cars (parking is outrageous)

    What to do for fun

    Well in the heart of Denver you can do anything you set your mind on. The Denver Center for Performing Arts, home of the Denver Center Theatre Company is literally two blocks away from the Trivoli Center. They always have great student matinee prices.

    Dorm Life

    The brand new dorms feature a kitchenette with four people to a suite and the best views around!

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is virtually nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are not many clubs or activities on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, the university is average.

    What to do for fun

    The 16th street mall is within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    There is really not much on campus. The Chick-fil-a is often sold out and there are few healthy dining options. The pizza place is good, but I would love to have an actual cafe that serves healthy dining options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in the dorms, but I have yet to hear anything positive about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are average. As with nearly all universities, one is required to take multiple useless classes that have nothing to do with one's major in an effort to bring in more money. Upon graduation, one will be no more prepared for a true career in one's chosen field than when one graduated high school, but that can be said for virtually all universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are commuting to campus via light rail, always make sure to get on the rail before the one you would normally take to get to campus. You never know when the rail will be delayed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado-Denver is a slightly above average university. The campus could use many updates, but the education is a decent quality for the money. I would give the university an overall C+ rating.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The north side of campus is near a bad location at the light rail station and there are sometimes muggings

    Greek Life

    No frats or sororities that i know of

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety of clubs and activities are available all over campus as there are three different schools located on campus and students can usually join clubs of the other schools

    Great for these types of students

    Art students, students who aren't interested in dorm life and live close to Denver, Transfer students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most campus students are commuters. It is sometimes hard to organize people for group projects or just meeting new friends for a drink or food after class because everyone lives in different parts of Colorado.

    Bang for the buck

    Great college, respected name, great learning experience. Not quite as prestigious as the Boulder counterpart, though the learning experience is just as good if not better in my opinion (having attended both universities)

    What to do for fun

    There is a recreation room with video games, card tables, pool tables, movies, couches and a lot of other cool stuff. There are always events being advertised at tents on campus during the warm months.

    Food and Dining

    Cimarron cafe and Pete's Pizza are fantastic. I have heard the dorm food is not all that great though.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard the dorms are very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    The school offers a good balance of providing enough work to learn the material while not overburdening you and causing unnecessary stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find some system of keeping track of all your deadlines that is always easily viewable. There is a lot to keep track of in college, stay ahead of the game by always knowing when stuff is due

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. There is a wide variety of people in all different walks of life and of all different ethnicities and interests. Very good school for the arts!

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus and the campus housing areas are extremley safe.

    Greek Life

    Minimal

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities especially outdoor types of activites such as rock climbing, biking, walking clubs. THey also offer a variety of other clubs bassed on your major and interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy the big city atmosphere, yet love the outdoors.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a campus bus that goes between UC Denver and UC Boulder so you can easily computre bewteen the 2 campuses. It is only a 45 minute ride. Local sports are easliy accessible.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of outdoor activities to do around campus and Denver. The Rockie Mountains are a short drive and the view is spectacular. If you love to ski or snowboard this the the place you want to be. Denver has a very active and diverse music scene and offers a lot of local as well as popular concerts. Denver has many bike paths and walking trails. And it always sunny.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. They offer a lot of variety. You can also you your meal pass at small venues thoughout the campus, as well as you can cook homecooked meals in your dorm/apartment. Plus Denver is a great place to explore all of the great restaurant especially during restuarant week.

    Dorm Life

    Campus housing for a freshmen is a quad type of a dorm or apartment. Each quad contains 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a small kitchen and a living room. Similiar majors live together in the quads.

    Academic Rigor

    The music program is competitive. It requires students poractice and study a lot, but it is also enjoyable and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Denver is a great city and UC Denver sit right downtown. It offers a lot of diversity. They have many great programs. Come and check out the campus and the city. You won't be disappointed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado has a great jazz performace program. The professors have a diverse knowledge of music and music theory which is instrumental when teaching a music program. There is an opportunity to join small instrumental groups which is a great learning experience.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Walk to Larimer Square a few blocks away for casual window browsing and relaxation.

    Food and Dining

    Aside from having pretty great campus dining establishments, the amazing Denver food trucks make regular stops on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are acceptable but I don't plan on living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are appropriately difficult but not impossible, which is appreciated.

    Tips for prospective students

    The buildings on campus are pretty huge and it takes time to understand where everything is, but after a few days it isn't so badâ??I promise!

    In three sentences

    The campus and staff of University of Colorado Denver both really impressed me. The level of accessibility for people who use wheelchairs is exceptional. Not to mention the convenience of being so close to the cityâ??which is really cool, too.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Had a friend attend UCD last year and so far he's absolutely loving it. I hope to be in his same position next year.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A police station is located right on campus and patrolled 24/7. Campus alerts are sent out immediately to all students and faculty in a timely manner, and I have always felt very safe walking around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to join and they are all listed on the website.

    Great for these types of students

    If you think you don't really fit into a dorm/campus college setting and you like to be a little more cosmopolitan and diverse, then you should consider checking out this school. If you think you might be too old or you have children and don't know if you can go to college, this school has people of all ages, and there is a daycare center located right on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Considering the fact that the university is located downtown, there are numerous things you can do. There is a recreation center with multiple activities, a movie theater located on campus that plays independent films and a pool hall/arcade located in the historic Tivoli Building. LoDo is right across the street with restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, not to mention Colorado's famous bookstore, Tattered Cover that has book readings, open mics, author signings and a place to sit down, read, drink and hang out.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college may appear to be small, but it is growing, and only you can really make it great. So, get involved with groups that enhance your skills and help you make connections that will be valuable to you after you graduate. College is a time to make yourself known, challenge yourself to go beyond your limitations, and to help you grow. Use your resources and know that as far as a rewarding college experience goes, you will take out as much as you put in.

    In three sentences

    I love this college and I am proud to be a student here because of all the opportunities it gives me. It is a college with true diversity, where age, race, sex, religion, nationality does not matter and it provides an environment where someone can truly be unique and feel accepted. It is right in the middle of the city and has a more grown-up feeling of immersion with the real world, instead of a disconnected campus feel.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are campus police always patrolling the campus, if you are studying late at he library and you don't feel safe walking to your car, dorm or light rail station, you can always call the school cart ride to take you to your destination, there is a bus stop right on campus which makes transportation even easier

    Clubs and Activities

    there's the dance club, reading club, future doctors club, Christians club, Hawaiian club, ski club, tae kwon do club, student government club, etc

    Great for these types of students

    outdoor types, extroverts, students who want to experience the whole college life package and enjoy their live in college but its also for introverts who just want a big campus to learn and make friends. in short, its designed for all kinds of students.

    Bang for the buck

    the school being in downtown is very convenient, there are limitless means of transportation to and from school and to other places as well, the RTD pass given to the students makes it much easier to travel by bus or light rail, there are unlimited amount of restaurant at which friends can hang out and eat and the library is a huge place where a student can always study

    What to do for fun

    the things you can do for fun is limitless, the Pepsi center is right behind the tivoli about a 15 to 20 mins walk so there's that, there's also downtown to consider which is a city of fun, you can go paint balling, skydiving, join clubs, watch movies in the tivoli, go eat at the food trucks while listening to live music outside,,,

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus isn't that great but its decent, meanwhile the food of campus is very interesting, its like a food fair out there, there is yogurt-land, leela's, chipotle and many others, since the campus is in the heart of downtown, when it comes to dining you would have an out of the body experience. you could fleet into downtown have yourself a gourmet meal and come right back to school or you could grab something on campus the choice is yours

    Dorm Life

    never actually lived in a dorm but my best friend is and the regency student housing is beautiful albeit a bit expensive its very classy and spacious and have everything a student needs.\

    Tips for prospective students

    manage your time wisely and learn where all your classes are, the campus is huge with one huge library so you can always find your own little corner in the library to study, go to rate my professor .com to review teachers before taking them, it would help you with your decision about what teacher to take for each class and always visit your desired professor in his/her office hours to talk about the class and get to know him or her better

    In three sentences

    its very diverse and universal campus is huge, its a three in one college so no it doesn't matter if your friends go to metro or ccd you guys would always see each other around campus.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Denver is not far from campus, and the 16th Street Mall is easy to get to as well, so there's all kinds of stuff there!

    Food and Dining

    There are some pretty great places to eat on campus, like Einstein's or the Cimarron Cafe, but the food court has a few options too. Some of it is expensive. The campus is a short walk from 16th Street and there are tons of options down there!

    Dorm Life

    I can't say for sure because I lived off campus my freshman year, but I had a lot of friends who lived in the dorms. They said it was pretty fantastic.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers know what they are doing, there's no question about that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the Career Center and the Office of Student Life. They will seriously help you find out the best path for you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The teachers are knowledgeable. The environment allows you to be social.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    How does the food selection vary?

    Dorm Life

    Do you get to choose your roommate?

    Academic Rigor

    How hard are professors?

    In three sentences

    If given the choice between school or the University of Colorado Boulder, which would be the better choice?

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police that are driving through campus at night, and have emergency phone all over campus. If something does happen they make sure to email and inform everyone what has happened so they can be aware. UCD is directly downtown, so if you have to expect some crazies here and there. If that bothers you this is not the campus for you. The community college is also on the same campus and directly on Colfax which is one of the more poor, sketchy streets in Denver so that can spill over onto the UCD side.

    Greek Life

    No greek life here. If you want that go to the boulder campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not so many, or at least they don't advertise them well enough. But this is a commuter campus so they probably don't last long.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to gain independence quickly, they are tired of dealing with school life. If you love the city this is the school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an instate resident its great for the price. But because I'm out of state it is a bit more expensive. I still think it has pretty good bang for its buck though.

    What to do for fun

    Concerts at the venues downtown, fairly cheap and a great time. Pepsi center and Sports Authority are right next door so those are also fun. Then of course there is always the 16th street mall for all your shopping needs.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is through Sodexo, which is a company. Its normal cafeteria food and can get very tiring by the end of the year. Luckily they give you some options like a salad or sandwich to go or using your flex cash at a pizzeria on campus.

    Dorm Life

    For incoming freshman it is required to live in Campus village for their first year unless they have some exception. Its not a normal dorm, people are less into group activities and its more enclosed into your room because it is more like an apartment. The food is not great but I hear they are working on making it better. It is way overpriced for what its worth though.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not too hard, but its not exactly easy. It all just depends on your major just like any other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in the independence that you might feel because it is such a commuter campus. You are still going to school an make sure to make that you priority. I also recommend getting a job to meet people and have money to spend in the city that you are living in. Because its not the normal college where everyone wants to meet you it can be hard to start talking to people and because its not a normal college there are more things to do - things you will want to do - and that stuff will cost money more so then maybe at a more closed campus.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for people who don't really care about the normal College experience. If you want to live city life and enjoy those perks this is the school for you. Housing options can be limited, but public transportation (RTD lightrail and bus) really opens up those options.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It is basically a buffet that you can grab as much food as possible.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of people who lives with you for the first year but besides that they could easily become your best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The teacher here are Awesome and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus, because it is huge and you may get lost.

    In three sentences

    this is an awesome college full of kind people.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

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    Academic Rigor

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    Tips for prospective students

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    In three sentences

    it a good school and it amiuizuof ndkrejffmvbf

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There is a campus police department near by the public transportation, located towards the largest part of campus. It is also a very trusting environment. I can go to the restroom without having to worry that someone is going to take my backpack and computer from my seat in the library.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students who like big city living. It is smack in the middle of downtown Denver with many opportunities to get involved. It is also great for students who want to major in the maths and sciences. These are the strongest departments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A nontraditional location on campus is the Tivoli building. This building is similar to a student life center; but, it is much more diverse than usual. Not only does it have information for the colleges, student government, loans, internships, etc. It has a food court. It has 3 or 4 study areas for students. The campus book store is located there. There are theatres and class rooms in the building. There are a total of 5 floors and many, many rooms.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say the worth is average. I like the campus and they have lots of things to do. Yet, the classes aren't as rigorous and involved as I would like them to be. I don't get challenging assignments or learn many new concepts in class.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities available for students. There are bulletin boards posted all over campus with fliers for fun things to do. They advertise for sports, theatre (open auditions), downtown Denver parties, block parties, dorm events, etc. The activities I have gone to have been really fun and not too expensive.

    Food and Dining

    The best food/dining place on campus is the Courtyard Cafe in the North Building. It offers really good tasting, healthy food for a lower price than normal. Whenever, I buy my lunch, that's where I go to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I do not, nor have I ever lived in the dorms; however, I have heard they are good for students from out of Colorado. They allow for social connections and college life participation. Many of my friends are enjoying the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is average regarding academic rigor. I don't find it very challenging or rigorous, except for the high amount of essays required in classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that prospective students look into their degree program before applying for and deciding to go to this school. For some degree programs, there is a strong, high curriculum with many opportunities to get hands on work. However, some programs, like the music program, are weak and very minimal. Also, many programs aren't offered at this school so look to make sure they even have your desired major/minor.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado in Denver is on a very large campus with many students. It is often times a little overwhelmingly busy. But, the people are typically pretty welcoming.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very helpful

    Greek Life

    never looked into it

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    for academic students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lots of courtyards to study in

    Bang for the buck

    Not really, just schooling. I have a ton of trouble trying to pay.

    What to do for fun

    I just go for school

    Food and Dining

    Never eaten there

    Dorm Life

    i don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult yet not too easy

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on top of financial aid, they tend to let you flounder if you don't ask questions.

    In three sentences

    There are a ton of different classes to choose from. There are people who are willing to answer questions if you ask them. There are some things I wish they were more clear about.

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Have our own auraria campus police. Quick at responding.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to join! look online

    Food and Dining

    So many food options in the tivoli, also you are in the middle of Denver.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in them, but have visited them, they are very nice and all have a kitchen and bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too bad, depends on the class but as long as you have a good teacher, which is most, its not bad at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay motivated

    In three sentences

    Great school, very diverse, so many dedicated teachers. Scheduling is easy and it is in the heart of Denver. It is perfect for networking

  • 12/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Its Denver, there is plenty! The art museum is a definite favorite, 16th street mall, and other various school events that occur daily.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of good food to choose from, and being so close to 16th street mall gives even more amazing options.

    Academic Rigor

    The material is challenging yet incredibly rewarding. As long as you are interesting in what your learning, it never actually feels like learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to attend UCD, I highly recommend joining a club because you can make lifelong friends and get more involved during your college career.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a school with a diversity, this is it. Along with the different ethnicity's, transfer students, and travel students, there is a wide range of individuals attending. However, if you are not actively involved or live in or close to Denver, making friends here can be challenging.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    exercise room is better than some I have visited, have my favorite machines

    Tips for prospective students

    Finish in 5 years so you have financial aide, new laws passed by congress cut you off from pell grants at 5 years and put caps on loans at $57,000.

    In three sentences

    Superior Biology program. Tutor assistance and supplemental instruction. Have done weekend and evening classes.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Broncos games, Rockies games, Nuggets games, Performing Arts exhibits, and food diversions are a few of the activities available downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Because it's close to downtown, there are numerous options for eating out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research! There are some great programs here, but overall, the school still has some programs that are lacking.

    In three sentences

    UC Denver has a very diverse student body in the heart of downtown Denver. It shares a campus with two other local universities. They have some great programs, and other sub-par programs.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Just walk a few minutes if you're looking for fun! The entire downtown area is within your grasp. You can go to Voodoo Donuts, shop along the 16th Street Mall, or take a break at the Market at Larimer Square. There's so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options are decent, but I do wish for more variety. In some places, the food tastes very bland and definitely not worth the cost.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in the dorms, since I live at home. From what I hear though, the dorms aren't the best place to be.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course this depends on which courses you take, but from my experience, the professors truly care about their students and their successes. The courses that I've taken have given me such amazing new outlooks on the world that I haven't thought that I would see, because of the challenges are presented to me. If you're willing to put in the effort, you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most students would choose CU Boulder over CU Denver, but I challenge you to think twice. CU Denver is such an amazing campus, and I believe that you too will realize that if you give CU Denver a chance.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado at Denver provides a whole new college experience. Since it is located at the heart of downtown, it provides an amazing, diverse, experience when it comes to college. There are people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds that attend this school, and it is so refreshing.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The UCD campus is not located in the safest part of Denver, but I always felt secrue on campus during the day. This was true maybe a little less so at nice, but that is because there is very little student activity on campus at night so it feels more sketchy. However, I never felt in unsafe on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't eat on campus, but it was nice being so near to downtown Denver with all its shops and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus the year I attended UCD. I did tour a dorm, and it looked very nice!

    Academic Rigor

    I enjoyed my classes though they were not the most challenging courses. However, this may be due to the classes I chose to take and representative of the entire university.

    In three sentences

    I was happier at UCD campus than in Boulder, specifically because the class sizes were smaller. This way I was more comfortable being involved in classroom discussions and getting to know the professors. Though UCD is still a large school, it was not overwhelming nor was campus overcrowded.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Were so used to eating the same foods which most are at this campus and is good because your familiar with what your eating. On Mondays CU Denver had food truck Mondays which were awesome because there was more choices but again not having that variety available all the time is bummer for some.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus so I was not able to experience the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    College is suppose to be different from high school and I was prepared for it. I know what I like and what works for me so I was able to choose classes that I knew I can handle without them being to difficult for me. I still struggled but that is all part of the academics here there just right if you know how to choose them.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to future students is enjoy college. Do not let what high school teachers told you get in the way of reaching your full potential. CU Denver is full of amazing things to do on and off campus and there is a lot of different people to learn from so do not be that shy guy or gal with their head in the books.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado Denver is a place where I welcomed. Its diversity and atmosphere help shape the university. The small class sizes help for a better understanding of the course material and do not feel overwhelming.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Lots...

    Great for these types of students

    Artists, Engineers, psychologists, Architects, Science Majors, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Located downtown denver, and near wonderful sites, stores, restaurants, etc.

    What to do for fun

    recreational activities, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are creative or love learning -anything- this is the right place for you.

    In three sentences

    5 stars. Sense of belonging. A right turn to the future.

  • 07/17/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The school provides different meal plans to choose from so you can choose the best choice for you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms for freshman are equipped with a kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms both with there own bathrooms. I find this appealing because it means you can prepare your own food and hangout in socialize with friends without having to be in your bedroom.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has classes for people of all different academic skill. If you need more advanced classes to take they have numerous options to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering applying to this school, or any school for that matter, make sure you visit the school campus to make sure the school is the right fit for you.

    In three sentences

    University of Colorado in Denver is a great school with friendly students and staff. The educational options are diverse and numerous. All in all it is a great school to consider applying to.

  • 08/16/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Artists, medical-track, all kinds of students, really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tivoli Student Center is a building that used to be a brewery. Very nice place, mainly where most of the centers are located.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, hang out around campus, be involved!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in touch with your professors via e-mail and keep track of the tasks you need to do. Plan ahead!

    In three sentences

    It has a very welcoming atmosphere, and although it is located right by downtown Denver, the community is quiet and comforting. The faculty I've met so far are very motivating and welcoming as well. It definitely is a school worth going to.