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  • 10/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 out of 45 people found this review useful. 1 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Those who love both the outdoors and the city -Those who want smaller classes -Those who are prepared to work hard for scholarships and in major classes -Majors in business, international studies or HRTM

    Tips for prospective students

    DU is a little more competitive than other schools just because it is so small, so apply early. Also, we have 3/2 degree programs (3 years undergrad 2 years of grad for undergraduate tuition to get your masters in 5 years) in fields like International Studies and Social Work that you may take advantage of, which is an amazing deal.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but presents you with plenty of resources to get scholarships to get you through.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love DU--it has a small school atmosphere (smaller classes are the optimal way to learn), plenty of fantastic resources (like the gym, cheap or free cultural events, location, RTD passes etc), great teachers, beautiful campus...! Especially the place to be if you want to study abroad (with the Cherrington Program), or major in International Studies, Business or HRTM.

    Am learning a lot

    The only reason why I put less than 5 stars here is because--as with all colleges--you really must put forth your own effort to learn. The teachers here are amazing, as are the course subjects, but your education is still in your own hands.

  • 08/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 out of 28 people found this review useful. 2 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think that students who are interested in learning, self-motivated and care for reaching out to a larger community would find the University of Denver an excellent fit.

    Tips for prospective students

    While it is easy to critique schools for their athletics, facilities and policies, it is important to remember that college is about receiving a higher education. The University of Denver has all of the little things covered as well as providing a wholesome education.

    Bang for the buck

    Although at times it may seem like the University is missing a service for students, it's there but you may be looking in the wrong places. The University provides many services and is still adapting to accomodate services that were not previously offered.

    Am enjoying being here

    I wouldn't pick any other school for my college education.

    Am learning a lot

    It isn't hard to learn a lot if you go to classes and pay enough attention to your environment. It's also easy to learn a lot of lessons outside of the classroom by volunteering for events and getting involved with on-campus groups.

  • 06/07/2009

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

    25 out of 37 people found this review useful. 3 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is quite expensive since it is a private school.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus look great! Has almost everything a college student would want.

    Will learn a lot

    This school is quite expensive, but I'm expecting to a great education in return.

  • 12/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 out of 22 people found this review useful. 4 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    DU caters to a wide range of students and although it is stereotyped for people of a higher socioeconomic status, I don't fit this statistic and I have found my niche and met people like myself who apply for every scholarship possible, so anyone can find their own place to excel at DU. The number of extra-curricular activities offered almost guarantees you will find something that interests you and a group of an organization that supports your interests and values. The educational rigor is not that of an ivy league school, but as a high school honors/AP student I am still challenged at DU without participating in their honors program. I find just the right balance between studying and social activities without being overwhelmed. DU is not for people who are going to party every night, but you don't need to spend every waking hour (and even hours you should be sleeping) studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus before you decide if it's the right place for you (and this goes for any university you are considering). On your visit, ask questions, go on the tour, eat in the dining hall, and maybe even sit in on a class. Every school has a different atmosphere, whether it be the dining style, the size of classes, the population of the school, or the surrounding attractions and it is important to experience this for a few hours (and maybe snap a couple pictures to remind yourself of your visit) in order to get a better feel for what life might be like. DU is a smaller school, so you won't get the giant city feel, but downtown Denver is only a few stops away on the light rail so you can have the best of both worlds. DU also lets you spend the night with current students to give you a perspective on dorm life.

    Bang for the buck

    DU is a very expensive school (partly because it is a private university), but I received lots of financial aid/scholarships so I pay for less than half of the tuition. Applying for scholarships can really pay off. Although tuition is a bit high, the opportunities at DU are really amazing and if you take advantage of your resources you will know that every penny is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love DU!!!! I was never one of those people who 'had a feeling' that this was the right school for me. I made a list of different aspects and compared the final two schools I could attend...DU won by a few points, but this was one of the best decisions I have ever made! There are so many exciting opportunities. I have toured a recycling plant, gone to an art walk downtown, gone on a weekend trip with my hall to a mountain cabin, seen Rob Thomas in concert (for $5), gotten involved in four campus organizations, met some amazing people, and the list goes on. I truly enjoy not only attending classes, but getting involved and being a part of the University of Denver.

    Am learning a lot

    You will only learn a lot if you show up to class, are actively engaged in lectures, and go the extra step to talk to your professors or do outside research on the subject matter you are learning about. Personally, I love to learn and I find the professors and teaching assistants are readily available and love to help you when you are struggling or discuss more about lectures when you are really interested in the material.

  • 12/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 5 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    *Community involved or those who want to be *Anyone that has high values about ethics, integrity and education

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend that visit campus if you can. I visited as many as I could, but once I visited DU, I could just feel how right it felt. I know it sounds corny, but you'll know when you step foot there.

    Bang for the buck

    DU is fairly expensive compared to other schools, however you don't have to worry about overwhelming large class sizes like other public universities. The University of Denver also offers better financial aid, grants and scholarships to incoming students because they recognize how high tuition is in comparison. I have a friend that went to a public University in Colorado and ended up paying more than I do even though overall general tuition is twice the price of DU!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE spending time on campus!! It is absolutely beautiful with its red-brick pathways, ponds and fountains, and well maintained landscape. Since there isn't a ridiculous amount of students, it is easy to get around and everyone is fairly friendly. There is wireless Internet in every building along with comfortable places to relax, catch up with friends, or study. You can always find something to end no matter where you are on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    DU gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you learn in classroom to the local community around you. The university upholds many professional relationships with the city of Denver and the surrounding area, which allows students to also develop networking and see how the skills are applied in everyday life. A lot of the professors are also highly respected in their field and are still practicing their work, not just teaching in the classroom.

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to expand your mind, come to DU. If you want to be surrounded by sporting events and social opportunities, come to DU. If you want to go skiing/snowboarding over winter, come to DU. If you want to study-abroad, come to DU. If you like sunny days, come to DU.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering the University of Denver as your choice in schooling, the most important thing is to have an idea what your major will be and then take a tour of the campus. The reason for this is that you will then be able to make a decision on which dorm is closest to your classes. For example, Bio students have a very short walk if they live in JMAC while Political Science majors are recommended to live in Halls.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a private school. Therefore, it will be more expensive than in-state public schools or community colleges. However, a degree from a private school, such as the University of Denver, will automatically look better than that of a public University. Additionally, DU offers academic scholarships to a majority of its applicants automatically and the amount is dependent on one's high school grades and extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the school provides a vast amount of resources at your discretion including a study-aboad program in which the school pays for you to travel anywhere in the world and take classes and have fun.

    Am enjoying being here

    I could not be happier with a choice of college. The facilities are fantastic, the professors are clear and helpful, and the people are incredibly social if that is what you are looking for. The thing that I love the most is that I get a fantastic education and mental challenge throughout the week, and then get to socialize every day during lunch and after class. On top of that, DU weekends are seldom boring. A party is never too far away if that is what you are looking for, but relaxation and solitude is equally available if that plays more to your favor.

    Am learning a lot

    DU is a school that will challenge you, no matter which field you pursue. The course matter is more in depth than to that of which you have ever been exposed, but the way of thinking that the school gives you is unmatched. For example, if you take a writing class, you will not only learn how to be a better writer and write rhetorically with more aptitude, but you will analyze conversations, artwork, movies, and music with the same mindset to come to greater insight. DU undoubtedly teaches you analytical thinking.

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It feels like there are a lot of athletes, greek life students, and we have a huge international program with lots of students from Asia. However, being none of these, I've still found my niche and people with similar interests to me. DU is definitely the best university in Colorado so we attract some pretty intelligent and talented students. Its been great getting to meet so many people with such a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on campus tours. I managed to narrow down 12 prospective schools to 5 just from going on a few tours--once you realize what type of school does or does not work for you, you can apply that to other similar schools and narrow it down easily.

    Bang for the buck

    Private schools in general are ridiculously expensive, but in my experience, DU has been awesome about giving merit-based financial aid. I received the mid-level scholarship just by applying, which took off $15,000 from the cost of going here. Ultimately, the reason I came here was because of that scholarship. They also spend about $1 million per year to keep the Cherrington Global Scholars program going, which allows students with a high enough GPA to go abroad for no extra cost. Because of that, I can understand the high cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    The quality of life at DU is great. We get lots of perks with our tuition like free gym access, a pass to the lightrail, free movies and concerts, etc.. The campus is located right outside of Denver which is a nice, small metropolis with lots to do, and the mountains are really nearby (most students go skiing on the weekends in the winter). For a moderately small campus, there's a shockingly large range of activities and clubs to join and they're all very accessible, which is good for somebody like me who likes to do a lot of different things. The dorms are nice, food is good, and buildings are constantly being updated. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy being here.

    Am learning a lot

    Having almost completed my freshman year, I have had an excellent educational experience thus far. Most of my teachers have been engaging, interesting, and extremely knowledgeable in their field. The classes have a good educational basis, but are usually based on interesting topics--I took a literary seminar on Madness in Literature first quarter. The only reason I don't give DU five stars is because I have had at least one professor every quarter that is not extremely efficient. Most of the time, they're newer professors so they clearly know what they're talking about, they're just not great at conveying their knowledge unto us. I'm sure if you put in the extra effort and spoke with the professor (which is very easy), you wouldn't have that problem.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There is a demographic for every sort of student here. There do tend to be students coming from higher socioeconomic statuses, but I for one am one of the many students who is taking out loans and finding scholarships to pay for college. There is a huge party scene on campus, but you can definitely choose whether or not to participate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take AP classes! DU does its best to meet your AP credits, and thus exempting you from taking otherwise required Writing Seminars and Common Curriculum requirements. Unfortunately, I didn't take any AP or IB or college credits, so I have to take the prerequisites. If you can, DO take community college or AP/IB classes.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little bit expensive, especially the mandatory residence halls and the meal plans. Pricey tuition as well for the education received.

    Am enjoying being here

    The hockey games make football games seem totally overrated, students are very involved on campus, and most humanities majors have NO CLASS ON FRIDAYS. Students get RTD passes, which makes it super easy to get to anywhere - 16th Street Mall (my favorite place to shop and people-watch) is only 15 minutes away by lightrail.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more challenging than others. The most important thing is that the quarter system makes things move about twice as fast so you can't skip a class and get away with it; we also get THREE terms per year as opposed to two - learn more faster! The professors are knowledgable and very approachable; they always have office hours where you chat with them. Small classes are pretty awesome, my largest class has 45 people in it, my smallest 15.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 9 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is really good. We have emergency phones all over campus. The campus safety number, office, and officers are easily accessible. They are also really friendly and can and will give people rides across campus at night if they do not feel safe walking. It isn't a particularly dangerous campus, and there aren't a lot of incidents.

    Greek Life

    Most of the Greek life is traditional and multi-cultural sororities and fraternities are just starting to show up on campus (2 sororities, one multi-cultural one Latino based, one Latino based fraternity).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs for almost anything, ranging from the Alpine club which organizes outdoor activities like ski trips and hiking, the multi-cultural organizations like the Black Student Alliance or Asian Student Alliance, and the campus event planning organizations like the University of Denver Programing Board.

    Great for these types of students

    Really great for students who do not feel prepared for higher education but want to commit themselves to doing it anyway. I went to a public high school and was not challenged very much. I came into college not knowing how to write well, think critically, or have academic discussions. I have learned how to do all of these things while at the University of Denver and while studying abroad.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have May Days which I love. It is a week long event on campus with many different activities such as pancake breakfast on the lawn one morning to a head phone disco at night.

    Bang for the buck

    I really believe that the University of Denver is worth the money. I know that I have learned a lot and that most of the professors really care about what they are teaching and are really passionate about the learning experiences of the students. They really want to help us.

    What to do for fun

    We are right next to the light rail so going out is easy. There is always stuff going on right on campus though, such as Thursday night movies in the auditorium (mostly newer movies not always on video yet). There is also a park right near campus that a lot of students go to for running, sports, relaxation.

    Food and Dining

    We have two main dining halls, one on each side of campus. The food is by Sodexo. It isn't the best but it also isn't the worst. The vegetarian options are limited. The pizza is good. The staff is really nice and friendly in all the dining halls and cafes.

    Dorm Life

    The actual dorms are really small and the first year students don't get kitchens. The walls are really think and so you hear everything and everyone on your floor. The people you meet can end up being your best friends for the rest of college or just people you hung out with first year. I recommend the living and learning communities, they are a chance to get closer to people on your dorm floor (you all have a class together all year).

    Academic Rigor

    You have the opportunity to improve on skills you need for college that your high school did not prepare you for such as critical thinking and writing. There is a lot of challenging work and high expectations for professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Defiantly apply to be in one of the Living and Learning Communities for your first year. You will learn a lot and it making new friends is easier this way. Look at the general requirements as a chance to broaden your base of knowledge outside your field and improve on skills you are not strong in (i.e. writing). Definitely do the readings that you are assigned because if you want to learn the material you have to put in the work.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver is a great school to go to even if your high school didn't prepare you well for college work. Because the University of Denver is on the quarter system you get to take a lot of different classes and study a lot of different things. The class sizes are usually small and you have the opportunities to get to know all of your professors if you choose to make the effort.

  • 12/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Basically, all types of students. Students who want to have a high quality education, experience college life, create lasting friendships, and of course who loves mountains and outdoor activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so you won't miss all the opportunities available and scholarships offered. Apply for FAFSA ASAP, this is very important for federal assistance. Make good grades in your high school and have a lot of extra curricular activities and don't forget to volunteer. This will increase your chances of being accepted.

    Bang for the buck

    DU is very expensive HOWEVER after the scholarships that they offer, their price is very affordable that it seems that you are paying for a public school with a private school quality. They do give 100% tuition assistance to some students which is very awesome.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE DU. There are so many things to do - so many organizations to be involved with, many events, etc. Great campus and great people.

    Am learning a lot

    With the quarter system, you will be amazed on how enormous your learnings will be. All you need to do is keep up and put real effort because every class, you will have something new to learn.

  • 08/19/2011

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

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 11 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Traditional students only! Non-traditional or working professionals will find themselves hampered by the school's lack of evening or weekend classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you can provide at least $4,400 of your own money each semester. This money CAN come from scholarships and the like, but you will most defiantly want to ensure that income or find yourself all on your own.

    Bang for the buck

    Unless you have $4,400 dollars of your own money to commit, they won't even look at you.

    Will enjoy being here

    Campus is beautiful and centrally located. Plenty of options for off campus housing for my wife and I. The degree programs look interesting and the professors I spoke with were fun and engaging.

    Will learn a lot

    The class sizes and course curricula look fantastic. There seems to be an excellent ratio of students to professors and a huge number of groups and clubs to participate it to expand your horizons.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety responds to calls very quickly, and they have blue lighted telephones placed all over campus so you can pick up and call an officer to come escort you to wherever you need to go if you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great at DU, there are plenty of sororities and fraternities. What is great about greek life, however, is that they are not exclusive--even if you aren't a part of greek life, you're still welcome to participate in their activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's literally something to do for everybody on campus, and often, students are part of multiple organizations. Some of my friends are part of over 6 organizations on campus. (And yes, they still find time to study, too).

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working students, people who like participating in lots of activities, hockey fanatics, students who like individual attention from teachers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bridge on campus is a place where you can go and find out about lots of student organizations--there are tables with different student groups set up pretty much 24/7. It's also where the student center, bookstore, and pub (a restaurant) are located. As for traditions, every year there is the famous Student Season Hockey Ticket Campout, where students will set up tents on the lawn in front of the ticket office in anticipation of buying season tickets for Hockey. It's a really fun experience.

    Bang for the buck

    DU is an expensive school, but if you really get involved on campus you can really see why it costs so much. The classes are also really small, which is great because it allows you to connect on a personal level with your professors.

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of clubs, from dance clubs to music clubs to student leadership clubs. The DU Programming Board also puts on weekly events you can go to. Additionally, since DU students have free access to all the buses and light rail in Denver, it is easy to find something to do off campus as well, be it shopping, clubbing, or bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The food has its good days, but sometimes it's not so great. But what I love is that in the dining halls, it's all-you-can-eat dining, which is not the case at many other universities.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life--I live on the substance free floor, and it's great to live on a floor with people who have the same opinions of substance use. That being said, I love going to visit my friends in other dorms. Everyone is generally really friendly and welcoming, regardless of the building or floor.

    Academic Rigor

    What makes DU challenging is that the professors have high expectations and the quarter system moves extremely fast. It is very difficult to catch up if you miss class or get behind at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to a fairly big campus but don't want to walk around not recognizing anyone, DU is the right place. It has great business, music, law, and science programs. But you have to be willing to work hard, because DU is on a quarter system which moves very fast.

    In three sentences

    I love University of Denver. The community is very inclusive and open-minded, and there is a wide variety of activities. Additionally, it is clear that the professors truly care about your success and are all passionate about what they teach.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Anyone who even remotely enjoys the outdoors/Anyone who'd like to hear elk bugle -Any hockey players and/or lovers -Anyone who wants to watch zombie movies in their sociology class -Anyone who wants to study crazy weather (seriously) -Anyone who likes art (art walks anyone?) -How about just anyone?

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and don't stress. Once you're in, enjoy it. College involves work, but it's also a lot of fun and full of opportunity. Everyone needs to find the school that fits you and 'feels' right, but DU has a niche for every kind of person. Visit us for yourself and see what you think!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Denver is private school, as everyone else has mentioned, but not only are private schools more expensive, they have more money to give out. There are incredible scholarship opportunities everywhere, you only have to look for them. (What else is new, huh?) But all joking aside, I couldn't be more grateful for the scholarships which gave me the opportunity to come to DU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being in Colorado, close to the mountains but at the same time living in a big city with tons of stuff to do. From art walks to concerts to campus events, the only way you'll get bored is if you don't open your eyes and see what's around you. Transportation is also extremely easy, with buses, but most notably the light rail. Take the light rail north and you'll be in downtown Denver and the 16th Street mall; take it south and Park Meadows Mall is right in front of you. Need I say more?

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Denver is an excellent institution, and while I am only a freshman taking the general required classes, I am still learning something new everyday. All my classes are taught by professors, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that my French teacher was a native speaker. I also have a job on campus as a lab assistant in our psychology department, where I am already getting research experience. There are truly countless possibilities here at DU.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Camp-O, or Campus Safety, is very present on campus and they will ensure safety if you are walking through campus .

    Greek Life

    Greek life is good, but not everything if you don't want to be in it. You can still party and still be a part of the school. I believe about 20% of campus is Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Choices for clubs and activities are plentiful you just have to force yourself to find opportunities and get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an incredibly expensive school and so far my satisfaction with my classes which I am paying $140 an hour for, has not been very high.

    What to do for fun

    Nightlife in Denver is plentiful downtown, but that's mainly if you're 21 years old and can get into bars. There are plenty of frat parties every Thursday and Saturday nights, but Friday nights are usually the relaxed ones. However, on Fridays there are usually hockey games, and DU's hockey team is phenomenal! Compared to other schools, DU is not much of a party school, but there are definitely things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    As previously said, as a vegetarian, there are many options here. They also have many vegan and gluten-free options as well. They have a fridge with 5 different types of soy milk that anyone is welcome to. Though the main choices generally stay the same, they mix it up with different specials every once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not very desirable. They aren't terrible, however. The food is decent, I myself am a vegetarian and have found plenty of options in the dining hall. The rooms are very small, but typical for a dorm. The brick walls make it unique from dorms in other schools. The bathrooms are cleaned daily, yet the people on my floor still find ways to make it disgusting. Overall, I enjoy my dorm experience here.

    Academic Rigor

    Not all of the classes are extremely challenging, but if you like a challenge you will definitely be able to find one here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come check out the school before you put down your deposit. Learn as much as possible about your prospective major within a school before committing. Talk to alumni and people who have studied your major at your desired school, they will be able to give you the best advice about the classes you would potentially be taking.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver has a good reputation for excellence. The majority of professors have PhDs and are qualified, there are some however that are not as good at teaching. The campus is beautiful and very well laid out.

  • 04/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Conservative, high-income, business students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do a lot of research.

    Bang for the buck

    The common curriculum requirements are high, which is why you take 16 credits per trimester, which is 48 credits per year, which is more than most places. However, it is very expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and well-maintained, but the demographic is highly conservative, which doesnt fit me.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm disappointed with the quality of my writing teachers, and find that I have less homework than I did in high-school, and I'm correcting my history teachers.

  • 05/31/2011

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a more expensive school, but it is also prestigious.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love the DU campus.

    Will learn a lot

    I went to a summer program here and the environment is great for learning.

  • 06/08/2011

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

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Dorm rooms are quite expensive...

    Will enjoy being here

    The area looks beautiful, I haven't been to the campus, personally, but I've seen the area.

    Will learn a lot

    There are many majors, and I've heard really good things about the classes.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Denver can accommodate almost any type of student. They love diversity, and the do their best to ensure that everyone has something to do. There are movies every Thursday in Sturm Hall, house parties in the neighborhoods around the school, cafes to talk or study in, and clubs for just about any interest. A variety of student alliances exist. A large number of students are financially well-off, but there are many who are not. Quiet areas exist all across campus for studying, and the gymnasium is well-equipped for all levels of physical fitness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to do your own laundry before you get there. Many students I've met have required assistance washing their dirty underwear because they don't know how to do it themselves. It isn't difficult to learn, but it is embarrassing to ask the person next door to help. Don't be shy, especially during the first few weeks of school. Everyone starts on the same page, and the best way to make friends is to let everyone know who you are and that you're open to friendships. Go to class, sit in the front row, smile at the professor. Learn something about them and be sure to show an interest in it, they will appreciate it and be more willing to help you later. I had a professor who loved Italy, I learned five words in Italian and became her favorite student.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, the school is really expensive, but they provide quality education and a huge variety of ways to obtain it. There's something at the school for everyone, and the school's study-abroad program is incredible and most definitely worth paying a little extra for. Being able to put the University of Denver on a resume is, I feel, worth the cost. Attending a prestigious university can make all the difference on a job application. The school offers enough free programs and events that it is hard to be bored on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful. Locals walk through it all the time for the scenery, and occasionally a wedding will be held on campus for the beauty of it. I love my dorm room, the whole thing feels welcoming and warm to me. I get along well with my roommate and my Resident Assistant, and I have friends from all of my various classes. The atmosphere is not so party-heavy that I have trouble sleeping, but there are parties there for people who enjoy attending. Everyone is open and friendly, and class outings are fairly frequent, whether they're organized by the school or the students themselves.

    Am learning a lot

    The courses I took this last quarter were challenging and fun. I took an Anthropology class that required me to be in class and pay attention every day, and I learned so much that I've been lecturing my family and friends and engaging in debates about creatures billions of years old with people. I loved the class and learned more than I thought would be possible in ten weeks. The only reason I gave this four stars is because I did not enjoy the way my language class was taught, I struggled all quarter and feel like the teaching method was partly to blame.

  • 11/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Make friends with someone you love in the financial aid office. Not everyone there is as helpful as others. Find someone who was willing to work with you and keep them! Erica Shaffer was amazing to me and really helped guide me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join programs before classes even start. This will give you the opportunity to make friends before everyone else and makes the whole meet and greet situation a little less awkward. Even better advice than joining programs is to get started on academics right away. There are no chances to slack off. Just tackle the class from the beginning to knock of stress during finals. I know that people told me the University of Denver was going to be a challenge, but I never really took it seriously. For incoming students make sure that you go into classes from the beginning trying your best to succeed. If you are struggling in the beginning do not panic, but search for help. There are many resources and study groups at the University you just have to look for them. Don't ever give up on yourself because your at the University of Denver for a reason, you are there to shine and succeed!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Denver is definitely expensive, however the challenge and connections that are made are worth it. At another college or university a student won't be pushed to their limit to learn from themselves and how strong they really could be. The University of Denver has challenged me and pushed me to be my best. I have made great friends and met wonderful people and this university is definitely worth the bucks.

    Am enjoying being here

    My best advice to give to any incoming student to the University of Denver is to join special programs offered before classes start. Join the Honor's Program or the Living and Learning Communities. If a student is offered one of these it is an honor and will be worth it. I was offered these programs, but didn't register for any of them. I was luck enough to be invited to be a part of the Excelling Leaders Institute or known as ELI. I registered for this program and met some of the best of friends that I have now. This program is what made my experience at the University of Denver more than enjoyable. I was able to meet and make friends before orientation week and really made making friends and connections easier. With this program I have made not only friends, but family members and they have showed me how great the University of Denver really is. I love being here. There are so many resources and chances to become successful.

    Am learning a lot

    At the University of Denver the students, including myself are academically challenged. It gives students the extra push to learn and study. There are only 10 weeks within one quarter (there are three quarters) meaning that everything at the University of Denver must be learned much quicker than a normal university or college. The students must study for test and cannot wing it. This forces the students to really learn and remember what they learned. I am a Biology major and I know I have definitely learned more here at the University of Denver than I did in high school or in Community College. Its a huge transition but definitely worth the learning experience.

  • 12/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 84

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy & Adventurous! Business (Daniels College of Business is internationall recognized!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply! Financial aid is AMAZING for an insititution this expensive. Just see what you can get out of it- the people, atmosphere, and potential of DU is enough to at least take a tour.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it in the end. Alumni and career opportunities are endless at DU, CEOs of major corporations to small business owners, DU has a little bit of everything to help you out after graduations

    Am enjoying being here

    Clean campus, good people, good spirit. We are the #1 NCAA non-football school in the nation! Everyone is unbelievably friendly, the hospitality has been commented upon many, many times since I've been here. There is always something going on and it is a short (free!) lightrail ride away from downtown Denver.

    Am learning a lot

    My professors are interesting and diverse. Most of them understand that you are first quarter freshman and give you a week or two to get settled. Not only do I learn from classes but there are a ton of out of state and international students to learn from too!

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 84

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are driven enough to be able to go to class and keep up with the quarter system. Those who love the outdoors (the DU Alpine Club is fantastic!). Pretty much anyone who is interested in being part of a vibrant community of young adults who are all interested in getting a quality education and making their environment the best that it can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply. Between the sunny Colorado days, the endless opportunities presented by the university, and the chances to explore your new home in the Rockies, you won't want to leave. Going to the University of Denver has been the best decision I've made in a long time. It has the environment of an Ivy without having a <6% acceptance rate.

    Bang for the buck

    While I truly believe that DU offers a quality education and is only continuing to become more prestigious, it is not a cheap school. They do offer decent financial aid, but it's often necessary to go on your own scholarship hunts as well. That being said, walking around campus and participating in the constant university-run events will show you where your money is going. The campus is beautiful and you will never at a loss for new opportunities.

    Am enjoying being here

    Couldn't have found a better fit. DU is the kind of place where everyone can find their own niche. From Intramural Broomball to the Spiritual Free-Thinkers Club, there's a place for everyone. I also highly recommend the Pioneer Leadership Program; It's something you apply to in the Spring. I'm part of it and absolutely love it. It's like living with 65 of your closest friends and learning together at the same time.

    Am learning a lot

    As with any college, what you put in is what you get out. A unique part of DU is their quarter system, so you take just as many credits as would any of your counterparts at a semester run school, but you cram it into 10 weeks instead of 15. While this sounds overwhelming, it's entirely doable and it's a great way to be able to take as many classes as you want and not worry about your major's requirements as much.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 84

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    Campus Safety

    Great security. Nice cops quick to respond. They watch cars, people and are nice and don't interfere too much

    Greek Life

    Huge part of campus even through its only like 17% of students. Tons of great people and tons of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great club and intramural sport teams. The clubs vary immensely and you can start your own super easily.

    Bang for the buck

    Its very expensive if you dont come from much money

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with your friends, if you want to go out there are clubs, bars, fraternities, clubs, sports. You can participate in RA activities and watch the free movies and go to the free concerts.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and some people feel that it gets repetitive after a while but their are three major dining halls and four more smaller places all on campus. The staff is nice and responds to requests and always tries to accommodate everyone.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice the rooms are nice. The RA's are good people and the bathrooms are cleaned daily. The dorms are clean and the food is good.

    Academic Rigor

    As a Science major i have to say the classes are extremely tough. Some of the teachers are rough and they force you to study and truly know the information. This can be difficult but they classes are fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect your world to completely change when you enter college, University of Denver is like living at high-school only you don't have to see the people you don't like if you dont want to.

    In three sentences

    This is a private school and seems like the stereotypical private school. There are lots of rich white kids and also lots of foreign exchange students. The teachers are great and well rounded, the campus is lovely and the nightlife is fairly strong and enjoyable with fraternities and clubs.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 84

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe environment with great security from campus safety.

    Greek Life

    Not the greatest but sororities and fraternities do their best.

    Clubs and Activities

    21 national champions from 17 different sports teams; great fan base from its students and faculty.

    Great for these types of students

    Seeking academic challenges and a diversity in student life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First ever Chipotle minutes away from the Driscoll Bridge.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of money for tuition; totally overpaying for a good education

    What to do for fun

    Everything from going downtown to working out at the Ritchie Center to skiing/ snowboarding at the mountains and shopping at all the malls.

    Food and Dining

    Food is always changing and the chefs are extremely happy in cooking anything for you.

    Dorm Life

    always something to do from homework to eating to hanging out with friends and others.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great school. A school to attend; for sure.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver is an incredible institution that will push you to your greatest abilities. A great private college for the best scholars around the world. I love DU because it is small, known for its achievements, and an outstanding variety in ethnic backgrounds in its student body.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 84

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is available 24 hours a day to assist the students!

    Clubs and Activities

    DU offer over 150 clubs, intramural sports, and varsity sports, ranging from kayaking club to cooking club!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are outgoing, love city life, and the outdoors!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a secret library that I found :) It reminds me of Legally Blonde!

    Bang for the buck

    You receive a wonderful education but it is very expensive!

    What to do for fun

    Hockey games are huge at DU! Students get tickets for $5 and the games are highly attended. We also go downtown a lot because we get free RTD access through our tuition

    Food and Dining

    The food is not amazing! Typical dorm food!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are medium sized and have a great community feel!

    Academic Rigor

    I was a straight A student in high school and the academics at DU are extremely rigorous!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to rock your Hyde interview, get involved in your community, and get involved in high school clubs!

    In three sentences

    University of Denver is an AWESOME school! The small and focused class sizes allow students to get a wonderful education and the professors truly care about the students well being. It also offers a wonderful social life with sororities/fraternities, athletics, and and multiple clubs.

  • 12/03/2012

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 84

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out on campus with friends or explore the city, there are plentiful opportunities to spend each day a different way.

    Food and Dining

    School cafeterias serve decent meal options and other options are readily available nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm buildings are well kept and seem to be manageable for student living.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are advanced and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for urban life, the buildings are all situated right in between busy main streets. This is not a rural or suburban college by any means.

    In three sentences

    University of Denver has a beautiful campus located in the heart of downtown Denver. The campus buildings and grounds are well maintained, and the staff seem friendly and helpful. The students who attend the college take their work seriously.

  • 12/03/2012

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 84

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    In three sentences

    The UNiversity of Denver has been extremely helpful and has already emailed me and sent me a brochure even though I am only a sophomore in high school. Kudos to you!

  • 12/31/2012

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

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 person found this inaccurate. 27 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students who love the outdoors, who what a small class size and who appreciate being far from home, if your not from Denver like me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have know idea what they do.

    Bang for the buck

    you can get financial aid, and get a little bit of a boost if you can get a couple of scholarships.

    Food and Dining

    i do not know because i have not gone there. i is probably good

    Dorm Life

    i am not so sure since i have no visited the school or know any student who previously goes there. but i get it is good

    Academic Rigor

    this school is for those who want a small classroom, a wide open space, and respectful teachers, based on what i heard.

    Tips for prospective students

    this school is the one for you, this school has many minor as well as majors for career choices. I have no clue what i want to be but based on the University of Denver i have had an ideal career field of what i want to be.

    In three sentences

    I have heard that this school is excellent, and if you work hard you can be excepted into this school. I love the outdoors and this school has everything that i love.

  • 10/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who can focus on their studies and not be distracted by Greek life or partying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the sticker price scare you, DU is pretty good at providing merit and need-based financial aid.

    Bang for the buck

    DU gave me an amazing scholarship, making the school affordable for me.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the clubs I'm involved in. It can be a bit strange since I'm a commuter student, but overall it's been a great experience so far.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the professors are great!

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you will be an incoming freshman and you are contemplating living a substance-free lifestyle, I would suggest applying to the substance-free floor they provide at Centennial Halls. It's a great way to meet a bunch of students with similar values as yours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships if you can! It is expensive so just be mentally prepared for that. Also, if you want to meet a great group of people who will become your instant friends check out the Young Life house next to campus. There's usually a free dinner every Sunday night with fun games and hang out time.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely know the pains of attending a school that has one of the most expensive tuitions ever heard of. I wish it didn't have to be so much to pay, but in my book it is so worth it. I'm sure the memories and friends you make at DU will be well worth the hard work.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere of the campus and the city. You get transportation passes to get around Denver so it's really fun to take the light-rail downtown to explore the city. Also there are a lot of great opportunities on campus, like activities and clubs and such.

    Am learning a lot

    Some classes are definitely challenging, but in the end you feel so accomplished. The quarter system is also really great. You get to take more classes, and they aren't drawn out over so long where you get too bored of a class. Prepare yourself for hard work, but many rewards.

  • 08/06/2011

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

    0 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 30 of 84

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    Great for these types of students

    my aunt ;)

    Tips for prospective students

    my aunt attended and loved it

    Bang for the buck

    my aunt attended and loved it

    Will enjoy being here

    my aunt attended and loved it

    Will learn a lot

    seems great! my aunt attended and loved it

  • 08/13/2011

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

    31 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    AP and IB a HUGE help here. If you score well on these tests, there are certain classes that your can skip, so you can spend less time on your general education and more time on your major.

    Bang for the buck

    DU is pretty expensive, but it's a private school. The nice thing is, they offer a ton of merit scholarships, and 80% of students receive aid. Also, they have the 3+2 and the 4+1 program, which enables you to complete a major within 5 years instead 6. There is also a study abroad program, which is no extra cost. You just pay the year's tuition.

    Will enjoy being here

    Totally! As a music major, DU's Lamont school it technologically amazing! I couldn't keep my jaw up while touring it. Also, the builing is open 'til 2 AM, which is great for the crazy composer. I've heard a lot about the teachers, and the admissions staff is super-friendly.

    Will learn a lot

    The classes are really small, and the teachers are all in the top of their fields. I've heard that they're even willing to meet with students outside of class, which is huge.

  • 08/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 84

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    Great for these types of students

    DU is great for any student; you as a student just have to want to be here and work hard. 3 10 week terms are fast pace and you have to be able to adjust from semesters.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would check out the campus and the school website. Research to make sure that DU is a school you would want to attend and that is has the possibilities you want if you would like to get involved on campus. Getting involved on campus makes the experience much more fun and easier.

    Bang for the buck

    As a private college there is plenty of money to give out scholarships, but you have to find them. If you look into financial aid, they help a lot but you have to be calm and patient. When considering the bang for the buck, make sure that you would want to be in that environment and are willing to fight for your right to be there. It's not that DU is a bad school, just sometimes with more students coming in and less money government wise for education it gets harder to fund education, especially with tuition increasing.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is a little competitive, however I think is is nicer to have a smaller campus. Less students mean more time to spend with professors if you need assistance. Also it brings a little more friendly environment. There are a lot of student organizations that you can join on campus. If there aren't any student organizations that you feel you would want to be a part of you can always start a new one.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Denver is an excellent school if they have your intended major/minor. My suggestion would be to look to see if the University of Denver has what you are looking to study. It is a great opportunity to network and get the education that you wish. I think its also helpful that we have quarters instead of semesters, because when you have to take a class that you don't particularly like, you only have to endure 10 weeks of that class before you change classes.

  • 09/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Internationally oriented students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply!!! If you need scholarships there are tons offered by the university. Lots of resources available to you.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting the education I am paying for. The material we learn in each class can be applied to our every day lives and it makes us fully knowledgeable of on the structure of what we learn and what is happening in the world.

    Am enjoying being here

    Definitely love it! There are a variety of organizations and clubs to be involved in. The education is wonderful! The instructors are willing to go out of their way to make sure you understand the material.

    Am learning a lot

    The quality of the education provided at this institution is excellent. They will provide a well-rounded education, once you graduate you have been well equipped to face this ever changing world.

  • 09/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 84

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    Great for these types of students

    ALL!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early. Participate in the Ammi-Hyde interview through DU when applying. And finally, talk to someone in your intended field and you will surely know if it is right for you.

    Bang for the buck

    DU is expensive, but the value which someone receives for taking the economic burden of coming here absolutely is the top. The school provides everything I could ask for and more.

    Am enjoying being here

    DU offers numerous opportunities for entertainment and fun both on campus and for reduced rates around Denver. Also, DU is fairly central which allows any student to get where they want to for anything.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are supportive and valuable across the board, but one must put forth the effort to learn as well.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 84

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    Bang for the buck

    DU is expensive, but they are more than willing to give out scholarships and loans, so it's absolutely possible for anyone to go here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being on this campus. The campus is small enough where you get to know a ton of people, but big enough so that there's always something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Denver is a academically challenging school where I constantly have opportunities to learn new things. The classes are challenging, and there are always academic discussions and presentations happening outside of class.

  • 11/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fast pass working people. The 10 week quarter period does not allow for slacking or mistakes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike and know what classes you want to talk before registration.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive. There is no question.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the people, the food, and the different facilities. The staff are fantastic and I love college

    Am learning a lot

    My teachers are amazing and after only one quarter I feel like I have learned a lot!

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is a big deal here, and it's still growing.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs on campus, and it seems like there are always free activities going on. for example, there are free thursday night movies.

    Great for these types of students

    du is a great place for anyone who wants to meet people from all over the us and abroad and make lifelong friends. it's also great for people who like to ski or want to do undergraduate research.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    as a stated above, the hockey season ticket campout is a big du tradition. another tradition is winter carnival, which is a weekend in february when lots of students go to winter park (a ski town) and stay there and ski and participate in activities like tubing and concerts. prices for skiing and food are reduced for du students that weekend, and there's a scholarship that you can apply for to cover the cost of a ski lift ticket for one day, meal tickets and a tubing ticket.

    Bang for the buck

    du is extremely expensive, but it is a great school and worth the money if you can manage to come up with it. lots of students here are on scholarship, and the scholarships can be pretty big if you've done well in high school and on standardized tests.

    What to do for fun

    hockey games are a big deal here, so definitely get season tickets if yo can afford them. if you can't, the tickets are $5 per game. even if you don't plan on buying season tickets to the hockey games, you should go to the annual hockey season ticket campout. the night before season tickets go on sale, tons of students campout next to the box office. there's food and there are games. it's an awesome du tradition. lots of students like to go skiing on the weekends as well. there are plenty of clubs to join, such as alpine club, tea club and cooking club.

    Food and Dining

    the food is generally decent. there are good days and bad days. i'd say it's pretty average for college food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nice, but the showers are very small. the rooms themselves are pretty big and have huge windows, which is awesome. quiet hours start at 10:00 in freshman buildings (not sure about the sophomore/junior/senior buildings), but it is not always enforced, so sometimes it's best to go to the library if you need absolute quiet to study.

    Academic Rigor

    as a molecular biology major, i can say that i have definitely been challenged by my classes so far, but i have heard that many of the social science classes and writing classes are fairly easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are planning to attend du, plan on working hard, especially if you are pursuing a degree in the sciences or engineering. also, the party scene is very big here, but there are definitely lots of opportunities to go to other events if you don't like to drink.

    In three sentences

    du is great academically as well as socially. there are plenty of opportunities to excel here both in and out of the classroom. there are lots of events to attend, and many people love greek life here.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is amazing. however, since there is metro right next to the campus, which is good or bad, creepy people are walking around the campus although they don't have access to enter the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    various clubs! there are so much of them and you can participate anytime and quit them if you don't like.

    Great for these types of students

    diversity at du has been improving magnificently. still a lot of caucasian rate but it's getting diversed and so no worry for racial problems. students who are planning on majoring hospitality management, i definitely recommend them to attend the school. great faculties and classes!

    Bang for the buck

    you can take a lot of great classes. however, despite of the fact that you pay so much for the college, you might feel you don't deserve as much as you expect. food at the dining hall is not the best compare to other colleges and sometimes you don't get to take classes you want.

    What to do for fun

    join cooking club. join choir. there are so many clubs and organizations that you can participate. if you don't like them, it's your decision to quit. you have freedom.

    Food and Dining

    upper class dining halls are amazing. freshmen dining hall is not as good as the upper class dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    cleaning ladies come everyday except weekends. the dorm life would be better if they come everyday to clean each floor. other than that, everything seems perfect so far. (you might need a great amount of concentration skills since there are some students who don't study and do pranks even after the quiet hours.)

    Academic Rigor

    hospitality management major is amazing. if you are planning to major in hospitality management, definitely attend du. a lot of amazing opportunities and skillful professors who can encourage you to get good internships and jobs in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know professors. talk to them. study hard. then you will get good grades. campus is truly phenomenal. beautiful environment with pretty clean living environment. might not be able to get into all the classes that you want since du is lack of classes, but most of the time you will be fine finding your expected classes.

    In three sentences

    lack of classes decent professors beautiful campus with good living environment

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students who want a smaller university that still provides a lot of opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are three main events (homecoming, winter carnival, and may days) that the university of denver sponsors each year. sports events, especially hockey games, are also popular activities.

    Bang for the buck

    du is very expensive. in my opinion the price is too high, but the quality of education is good.

    What to do for fun

    the lightrail is located at the base of campus. this makes accessing the city of denver very easy. there are also many great parks and opportunities to explore nature. whether it be taking a hike or going to the mountains to ski, there are plenty of outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good quality but can can get boring after a while. there is enough variety though that you can normally find something that looks good to you. the dining hall hours can be inconvenient sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms provide a community in which you can be comfortable and thrive in. depending on your study habits, they may not be the best place to do schoolwork.

    Academic Rigor

    the courses can be fast paced but for the most part very manageable. some general or foundation courses can be less demanding than other upper level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to keep up on your work. falling behind can be overwhelming to deal with because of the quarter system. also, get to know your teachers and ask for extra help whenever you need it. take charge of your education and you will get a lot out of this university.

    In three sentences

    the university of denver is an academically challenging school that has a wide variety of courses. its medium size allows for a comfortable setting for students. du runs on a quarter system which creates a fast paced curriculum that keeps you interested.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    downtown, boulder, the mountains.

    Food and Dining

    it has gotten way better since i started school here, but there is a lot of choices and if you know where to go the food is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    i loved living in the dorms, i had so much fun with it.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are challenging depending on what your major is and which professors you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely come visit the campus at least once. it will make you fall in love and you will know where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    i love the university of denver more than anything. it is a great learning environment and professors are very willing to help. the quarter system is very beneficial to students as well.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 84

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is very good about reporting and dealing with incidents, which are few and far between.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are all kinds of clubs, but it can be overwhelming. many students sign up for too much and over extend themselves.

    Great for these types of students

    great for all students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    winter carnival! over a thousand students go to winter park ski resort for the weekend to have fun and enjoy du's discounted prices.

    Bang for the buck

    you can definitely see where all the money goes. tuition is very expensive but the school is very nice and has a huge budget for paying for students to do fun things.

    What to do for fun

    there are all kinds of events going on all the time. free movies, concerts, sports events, parties... there's something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good for a dorm cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    all my best friends live in my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are harder than others, but over all i am very busy and feel challenged in my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    join a living and learning community. they help you make friends right off the bat and feel like part of a group.

    In three sentences

    the university of denver is beautiful and provides a high quality educational. everyone i've come in contact with has been very friendly. my only complaint is that it's so expensive!!!

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, join choirs and theatre. There are plenty of restaurants and clubs nearby that are frequented by students.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not spend too much time worrying about the tuition, the school offers a lot of need based aid.

    In three sentences

    University of Denver is wonderful! It is a challenging school but I feel adequately prepares you for graduate school and additional training opportunities. While the school is expensive, it is worth every penny.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    English students. People studying English, that is.

    What to do for fun

    Denver is full of stuff to do. Just get on the lightrail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy too much before orientation, don't get bogged down by the lack of diversity-- it's as diverse as you make it, you just have to dig a little deeper.

    In three sentences

    A good school, if a little white. Full of douche bags. Lots of cool people if you look hard enough.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Some incidents of crime, but nothing too bad. We do have a Campus Safety department that is very involved with these matters.

    Greek Life

    A lot of DU students are in Greek life, but there is no pressure to be involved and it doesn't hurt your social life if you are not.

    Clubs and Activities

    With so many different clubs, there is something for everyone!

    What to do for fun

    DU is super close to downtown Denver, with free public transportation available to students. We also have the wonderful Rocky Mountains just 30 minutes away. There is also a big variety of fun activities to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but nothing great. There are a lot of choices and options, but the meal plans are also pretty expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are always buzzing with activity and are very fun to be a part of, but sometimes private space and quiet study time is sacrificed.

    Academic Rigor

    Many wonderful, interesting classes to choose from, whether they are a part of your major or not. Challenging, but very beneficial.

    In three sentences

    Great academics. Great extra-curricular activities and social scene. Is known slightly as a party school or ski school.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campo is very safe and involved. There are security phones around campus, Rape, Aggression and Defense classes available, the DU Shuttle safely transfers students around campus at night, and Campus Safety is always driving around.

    Greek Life

    Overrated

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The camp out for free/discounted season hockey tickets.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is overpriced here! From textbooks to DU apparel, from food to dorm expenses, tuition, parking passes, DU fees - everything! The only good deal is that students can buy $5 hockey tickets (for mediocre seats).

    What to do for fun

    DU has a beautiful campus, which allows for playing yard games, longboarding on the brick roads and taking a nice stroll. Conveniently located near the Rocky Mountains, many students enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports.

    Food and Dining

    Like I said before, food and dining are students' biggest complaint here, which I think is arbitrary (its food!). The dining options are not very healthy or flavorful for that matter. Also the hours of operation are strange and very inconvenient.

    Dorm Life

    For the most part, freshmen dorms are old. However, the dorms are sophomores and juniors are like fancy hotels with air conditioning, wifi, kitchens, balconies, etc. The main complaint of students who live in dorms is the cafeteria food - way over priced and poor quality (provided by the Sodexo company).

    Academic Rigor

    Class sizes are small, generally 15-20 students per class, so the professors get to know you and expect you to do a good job. Attendance is key, you can't miss class very often because DU works on the quarter system, which is 10 weeks long, so missing one day is like missing a week of school that is on the semester system. The quarter system is fast paced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an optimistic and open attitude to try new things! Prepare yourself for the popularity of Greek Life that consumes way too many students. Too many DU students give off a privileged, snobby feeling sometimes, so watch out for that and avoid those people.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver offers an abundance of opportunities, such as study abroad, club and intramural sports, student groups and volunteer opportunities, etc. There are hundreds of ways to get involved here! DU is the perfect size as well, less than 5000 undergraduate students, and the class sizes are roughly 20 students each.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent. Notifications in the event of crimes happening on or around the campus are a wonderful safety tool!

    Greek Life

    Unknown to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many; again well-listed on-line.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students are well-supported. The course curriculum are well mapped out and leave little room for error.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unknown to me.

    Bang for the buck

    No questions asked: this is an expensive school. Private schools generally are. However, the education is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities and are well-posted on-line.

    Food and Dining

    We're well fed, especially on Saturdays. Completely catered luncheons are wonderful!

    Dorm Life

    Unknown. I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Rated 5-Star. Hard work pays off - no slacking allowed at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan and stick to it!

    In three sentences

    In three simple letters: AAA+. I am attending The Women's College at the University of Denver and feel it is a most wonderful school. I highly recommend it to any woman who is considering going back to school. The school and support system is second to none!

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They try hard and have a difficult job, but they are dedicated to the safety of students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity! It is co-ed and lots of fun. We do service projects around the DU campus, to the community, and for the nation. It's tons of fun and you'll meet lots of great people!

    Great for these types of students

    DU is great if you are a hard worker, dedicated, and enthusiastic about your studies. It's not for the lazy or slacker type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are great buildings and traditions at DU. Come to school there to find out!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Denver is definitely expensive, but they are great about financial aid and scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do in Denver. The 16th street mall is a lightrail ride away, there are always concerts in and around the school, there are beautiful parks, and tons of restaurants and museums.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo does a terrible job providing good food for students. I hope they will find a new provider very soon!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a bit dated, but always well kept and a good place for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging and intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday no matter what. Get involved in extracurricular activities. Put yourself out there and make friends!

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver is a fabulous, well respected, challenging college. They provide students with everything needed to succeed and get jobs. The professors are well educated and present students with the needed education to have a career after graduating.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is fairly safe. Security seems to do a good job. The only serious problem is sexual harassment/assault. Every few weeks an incident is reported of a woman being groped or some such thing. The student culture is very male dominated and does not take issues of sexual harassment seriously. If I were a female, it would make me feel unsafe at times.

    Greek Life

    If you want it, it is here. I've despised greek life from day one, so I suppose I am ignorant of its intricacies. It is only about 20% of the student body, but it always feels much more prominent than that. Probably because the frats tend to contain the most obnoxious people on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is a big school and pretty much anything you are interested in will be available, or you can always start it. Korbel students especially are usually pretty up for starting new groups. You get everything from the radical(Occupy DU) to the traditional and religious(Campus Crusades). The only problem is the silo effect of different on-campus groups with the same interests and goals, but no knowledge of each other.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are somewhat conventional, traditional, or conservative, want to join a frat/sorority, don't care too much about academics, or all of the above, you will probably find this to be the perfect school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes it can be fun to count the phallic symbols on campus. Almost every building has a giant, erect spire penetrating the sky. How's that for patriarchy?

    Bang for the buck

    It is ridiculously expensive to attend unless you get serious merit and need scholarships. A lot of that money goes straight into unnecessary building projects, while professors remain underpaid. If the administration spent less time worrying about branding the university for prospective students and more time fulfilling their commitment to current students, the money would likely be much better spent.

    What to do for fun

    If you are rich, then you will probably go skiing every weekend or drop $20 at the door of a nightclub. If you are an aspiring alcoholic and have a fake ID, you will probably sneak your way into C&G, The Border, or The Stadium Inn to contract herpes by grinding up against someone skanky. If you are neither of those things, you will probably become intimately familiar with the dorm dvd and board-game selection.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo is a pretty terrible company. That being said, their managers on campus seem genuinely doing the best that they can. They are taking a lot of sustainability initiatives, but not really addressing any concerns about workers' rights. Quality of food is inconsistent. Sometimes there are actually pretty delicious, freshly made, nutritious, vegetarian options. Sometimes there is only reheated, frozen chimichangas.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and there isn't much to complain about. Most are new or recently renovated, with all major amenities. Depending on your RA, the culture can be radically different. My RA this year has been really relaxed and allowed people to do what they want. However, that means that floor is disgustingly filthy.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are generally easy if you show up and study a little. Unfortunately, even the best professors seem to have pretty low expectations for their students here. Part of the reason that I am transferring is to find more challenging classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider how important academics are to you compared to other things. You have access to some good academics at DU, but most classes aren't that challenging. That is because the majority of students seem to come here to go skiing or party heavily.

    In three sentences

    The best things about DU are the faculty, the wide array of extracurricular speakers/events, and the beautiful campus. The worst things are the unresponsive administration, the general student apathy, and the absurd tuition. I was happy here for my freshman year and I learned a lot, but now I have to transfer for financial reasons.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety program is impeccable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Good involvement for Asian students.

    Great for these types of students

    Rich students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DU is a good school for hockey. Pioneer hockey games are popular events.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a decent bang, but way too much buck.

    What to do for fun

    Go to hockey games!

    Food and Dining

    Average.

    Dorm Life

    Could be better I think.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your program, but courses generally can be intensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hopefully you can afford to go here.

    In three sentences

    A great private institution, but only if you're willing to pay an ivy league price for a non ivy league school.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety does a great job in alerting students of issues or threats against campus. But overall the campus is very safe and the neighborhood surrounding DU is mostly where students live. I feel very safe there.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is really great at DU. They treat it as a community and not as a system. The Greek life community at DU is not as prevalent on the campus as others; but the Greek organizations do help, support and benefit the campus and outside philanthropies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 campus organizations that a students can join. There are clubs for students with multiple hobbies and a wide variety of interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Winter Carnival and May Days are very fun events on campus. FREE stuff is given out regularly.

    What to do for fun

    The campus and campus organizations host many events that students can attend for fun through out the year. Denver students have FREE access to the lite rail and RTD systems so there is quick transportation to downtown and other parts of the city.

    Food and Dining

    Dining Halls are great. They have a very wide selection of meals, EVERYDAY. There is also Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options. There is also other cafes around campus that you can eat at, with great food as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. It is a great way to get to know other students quickly and easily. GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE ON YOUR FLOOR, you'll have instant friends. Dorms are nicer and bigger than most!

    Academic Rigor

    The school is very fast-paced being on the quarter system but all of the teachers are willing to work with you and you will learn a lot in the short amount of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships, be prompt, get INVOLVED!!

    In three sentences

    University of Denver's mission statement is A great private college dedicated to public good. This is a great school with a sense of community and tradition. It academics are outstanding and you can be involved in many different clubs and organizations based on your interests.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a student organization for everything and everyone, but some of the coolest events DU has to offer are the May Days events in the spring and Winter Carnival at Winter Park Ski Resort.

    Food and Dining

    Not one of DU's greatest strengths.

    Dorm Life

    You meet great people wherever you live.

    Academic Rigor

    DU offers a challenging course work, especially in the sciences, but you feel so accomplished with all of the effort you put into your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you start building relationships with your professors and authority figures because with their help you can find countless opportunities to increase your skills.

    In three sentences

    DU offers so many unlimited opportunities and possibilities. There is an overwhelming sense of adventure whether it be with academics, student organizations, or your social life. University of Denver is a great place to feel comfortable and confident about your future.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very easily located and easy to get in contact with. I feel as though DU is a very safe environment for students.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at DU is small but substantial. It does not centrally focus on partying but mostly focuses on community service and bonding with one another over common interests. The Greek organizations are very welcoming and aren't petty towards one another. Most organizations get along with the other and are extremely involved in all on campus activities while supporting philanthropic events of all the organizations. Yet, you don't have to be Greek affiliated to enjoy your time at the University of Denver.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, hardworking, and energetic students who are looking to challenge themselves while creating friendships and growing as a person in a way that they see fit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the winter and spring quarters we have a lot of fun activities put on by student based organizations. The best in the winter is Winter Carnival, where students get the opportunity to travel to a mountain town and stay there for discounted prices, and receive lift tickets for discounted prices along with other awesome activities. In the spring we have what we call May Days which is towards the end of the academic year and it is just a week of entertaining activities around campus put on by our students.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus at the University of Denver is beautiful, with the amount you pay you really get what you put in. Academics wise the professors are superb along with the entire staff in general. Along, with our student lead operations the events they put on are great and really bring together DU. I love this place and I would say it is money well spent.

    What to do for fun

    The athletics at DU are very popular to the students, so attending sporting events is always an options for those looking for a good time. Also, since our location is just a light rail ride to downtown the opportunities for fun are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food is lacking in the cafeterias, and many students will agree that the eating choices are rather repetitive and students don't have a lot to choose from. Yet, there are multiple coffee shops and convenience stores located around campus for other specific needs.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm Life at DU does give you the opportunity for community and is a good learning environment. Since there are only three freshmen dorms on campus it is very easy to get to know your peers and is a comfortable living environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Since being on a quarters system, the course are rather condensed which means lots of studying and upkeep on school work. It is worth the work because you gain so much out of each quarter.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student I suggest really looking into everything the University of Denver has to offer, and if that fits your interests and needs. Plan to be challenged in ways you never thought possible but enjoy it as best you can.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver is an outstanding school. It is full of diversity, challenging academics, and multiple opportunities to get involved in the Pioneer community. The ideal atmosphere to earn your college degree.

  • 07/26/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    They have the highest level of security and have emergency landlines posted every couple feet on campus that has a direct link to campus police.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to excel in their fields and want to travel abroad.

    What to do for fun

    They are near downtown Denver and they offer every student free public transportation.

    Food and Dining

    It has a variety of choices that include health food for the athletics, and almost anything you would want to eat that is prepared fresh daily.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful, well kept, and they have a strict policy on hazing.

    Academic Rigor

    It has been said that their academics rank among that of ivy league schools and that its a very intensive program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early because it makes you eligible for more scholarships and grants.

    In three sentences

    University of Denver is a 20 out of 10 because they have helped me every step of the way while being amazingly supportive of changing majors. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the people are so nice. It was also easy to get a job on campus.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Join Greek Life! It's amazing!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many scholarships as possible! And talk to your Professors, they want to help you in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    Excellent University with difficult classes and helpful Professors. The night life isn't half bad and with it's proximity to downtown Denver there is plenty to do. This school is very expensive though.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    SO many clubs and opportunities to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    not too many options for vegetarians and the same food over and over again.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are typical freshman dorms but the upperclassmen dorms are really nice and have many options. It is also very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    DU is not difficult. It is about putting in the time and the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Du is a small community in itself and offers many different oppertunities for its students.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. Great to have small class sizes. They have a lot of networking opportunities.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Amazing and welcoming!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus!

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good :)

    Dorm Life

    Great!

    Academic Rigor

    Intense, but worthwhile.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your reasearch before choosing a school. Talk to current or previous students. Ask as many questions as possible.

    In three sentences

    Working toward inclusive excellence, but have a long way to go. Has a pretty good community feeling. Great academic rigor.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus always feels safe. As long as you're on campus at night it's safe

    Greek Life

    about 30% of the campus is Greek. Greek life can be fun but if you're not involved you won't feel left out. you can still go to parties and be involved with their philanthropy events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    people who are friendly and active and want to do well in school but also like to have a lot of fun

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. An incredible experience with great professors.

    What to do for fun

    be outside-ski, hike, climb, camp, roller blade, have BBQs, play football. Participate in club and intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    The chefs are really good at accommodating people with special diets. They listen to suggestions that people make and try and implement them.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a lot of fun. JMAC especially is a huge community. The bathrooms are cleaned daily. They can be loud but it's a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major some classes are more tough than others. Professors know you by name so you need to show up to class and take pride in your work. Professors are willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out campus and you'll fall in love with it's beauty. Talk to students because everyone is willing to share their story and show you around. Get good grades and have high test schools in high school to get more money from the university.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is so friendly and polite including staff and students. The outdoors are great. There is always something to do on campus or nearby.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Alpine Club Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Center for Multicultural Excellence Daniels College of Business Organizations and Daniels College of Business Groups DU Club Sports DU Grilling Society (D.U.G.S.) DU Skating Club DU Queer Straight Alliance DU Tappers Engineering Club Graduate Business Student Association Greek Life Hillel International Student and Scholar Services Josef Korbel School for International Studies Professional Psychology Center Psi Chi Club and Psychology clubs Sturm College of Law Sustainability at DU University Faith Groups University of Denver Programming Board

    Great for these types of students

    Any student interested in a degree in Law, Science, anything to do with Environmental studies (ecology, forester, geologist, etc) since the school is based upon rigorous schooling in these fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The chapel is a great place to visit as well as the streams of water flowing adjacent to the chapel.

    Bang for the buck

    Being the most expensive school I have attended, it is quite difficult to meet the $1,000/credit hour payments. Given that, this is also one of the most professional and rigorous schools I have yet to attend and still recommend a degree at this school since the integration of internships, organizations, and research communities involved.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous amounts of clubs and organizations to join and everyone that I have talked with are open hearted and willing to show you a good time. I have joined the Alpine club this year and we plan to do a few hikes, mountain bike rides, as well as skiiing/snowboarding for an all day pass 60$..which is hard to come by.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of dining options on and close to campus. I highly recommend 'illegal petes' close by on Evans otherwise on campus food is worthy of ingesting too. There is also a pub on campus too.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live in a dorm on campus but have heard great things about the pricing and comfort of dorms available at University of Denver.

    Academic Rigor

    First day of anthropology (Humankind in Context..ANTHRO 1010), we were studying physical formations of Australopithecus afarensis (aka Lucy).

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with advisers as soon as possible in order to see if the school you are attending is best suited for yourself. Along with your advisers, its a good idea to meet or talk with someone in bursars/financial aid so that you can properly discuss your plan of payment(s).

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver is the most promising schools I have ever attended. During orientation, the head of Security seemed to use the use of his language more eloquently than any other security officer I would assume could use. On top of this professionalism in the most uncommon places, the research being studies is remarkable and I'm happy to be apart of a growing research community.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Is awesome.

    Greek Life

    I personally dont want to pledge, so I wouldn't know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, there is ALWAYS something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Women who benefit from a great community, and are looking for a great experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something nearby!

    Bang for the buck

    The Women's College is half price of the main school.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do! Campus activities galore, Pioneer games, a great shopping district nearby, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I dont have a dining plan. I live off campus and buy my own food. The ocassional luncheon is delicious though.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus. I have my own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect alot out of you. You CANNOT just show up, you are expected to participate and do what you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the open houses and see how you can get involved. I was on the fence about going, but was able to see the positive impact on its students. This school doesnt change you, it transform's you.

    In three sentences

    The Women's College of the University of Denver is AMAZING. A wonderful, safe, inviting community for women that offers a very focused education at a reasonable price. I've gone to other colleges, but know I WILL graduate here.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe!

    Greek Life

    Low greek life, not very many houses to choose from in comparison to other universities

    Clubs and Activities

    Global activities and many opportunities for club/ civic engagement

    Great for these types of students

    Academic minded and serious students, graduate students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Debate 2012, Fidel Castro daughter was a guest speaker

    Bang for the buck

    Super expensive, this isn't a University for students that just want the college experience

    What to do for fun

    Close to down-town and pearl street, both super trendy areas. Many small bars and pubs on campus within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    Super close to down-town and pearl street, so perfect for the discerning foodie or the late-night pizza grab.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but off campus housing is affordable and ranges in caliber. If you choose to live alone or with room-mates, off campus living is great fun and historically reminiscent of old DU.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to study and work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a very pricy university, so it is best suited for the academic student in comparison to the college experience minded students.

    In three sentences

    University of Denver is a highly competitive university. The university is set in a location that allows for the college experience, while the academic experience requires serious and motivated populations. The university also offers chances to attend seminars and view guest speakers of significant international experience.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life here is AMAZING. We all interact with each other and it allows you to create a new loving family.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the gym. Going to the city is so much fun. Relax with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The dining here is pretty good. There is a large variety. Also the people who work in the dining service are so nice. Lastly, the food around campus is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life here. We all go into other rooms and hang out. Also your floor becomes a family.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are pretty hard. But, you are able to learn so much here. The teachers do really care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please come to this school. It was the best decision of my life so far. The Quarter system is also great to because you only have to take a class for 2.5 months.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. The teachers are amazing. Lastly, everyone is fit and kind.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The University of Denver is quite expensive but they give out exceptional financial aid. The school also has a great reputation in the professional world.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Denver is surrounded by restaurants and such which makes it easy to go out and try new foods and what not whenever you'd like. The University of Denver is also right next to the light rail which can take you downtown in as little as 15-20 minutes.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining provides students with a nice variety of foods and even offers vegetarian and vegan dishes. It is not too hard to try to switch things up given that there are several places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms on campus are a great place to meet new people. They have awesome lobbies, game and movie selections, lounges, etc., and they encourage mingling.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Denver is known for its classes moving quick and getting a lot accomplished in its 10 week quarters but the work load is not overwhelming provided one has effective time management skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to come take a tour of the campus, attend one of the many seminars constantly going on on campus and look into freshmen programs/clubs.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver has relatively small and comfortable class sizes. The DU campus is small and easy to get around. DU is in a great location not too far from Downtown Denver.

  • 02/07/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    You will never starve on campus! There are food vendors everywhere, and many are student run.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look safe, clean, and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    It seems like they put a lot of emphasis on academics, especially applying it to the real world to improve the community. The small class sizes will definitely be a plus!

    In three sentences

    What a beautiful campus! It's full of history, but the classrooms seem to be fully updated. The new library is something that I just can't wait to use!

  • 02/10/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    How good is their financial aid? I know they one of the most beautiful campuses on earth! I am definitely going to apply!

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always on top of it. They are always walking around and if anything close to campus happens there is a notification sent out to everyone within minutes. They are also making sure that all students contact info is up to date so that no one is ever left out.

    Clubs and Activities

    They even offer a free gym that is included just by being a student at DU. There are also several different groups to join for the school or community and they are always going the extra mile.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students always welcome

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Colorado Women's College at DU is one of a kind. They really take care of their students and the staff is unbelievably attentive to anything that any of the students may need. They take their time listening and helping with an avenue of different areas to ensure their students academic career is exceeded. There is always something going on and the staff is amazing at keeping everyone informed. They even send out weekly community announcements.

    Bang for the buck

    Denver University was the first college to actually hold the first presidential debate between Obama and Romney. Certainly something to be proud of!

    What to do for fun

    Other than homework and schooling, I enjoy snowboarding in the winter and water sports in the summer as well as camping, hiking and when there is down time I love to get crafty making numerous baby shower and birthday gifts for friends and family.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is exquisite! The cafeteria caters to anyone's individual needs including those with gluten free allergies. Also the Women's college provides meals every weekend catering from a number of top rated restaurants around the city.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off campus so I am not too clued into the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are expected to follow the honor system and respect the moral of never cheating or treating anyone unfairly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes and homework are tough but stick through it, the teachers and tutoring is amazing and one of a kind. They will stop at nothing to ensure you are understanding the curriculum and receiving the best education possible!

    In three sentences

    Amazing staff and students. Wonderful career center. Multitude of networking capabilities.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's an incredibly safe campus, we have the blue light system and we have constant patrols of campus safety. The campus safety officers are fairly efficient, but often times they treat minor infractions to the school policy far more serious than many feel is necessary.

    Greek Life

    It's there if you want it, not if you don't. About 20% of the school is Greek, and we're a fairly inclusive bunch. When we have philanthropies, the whole school is invited, and we're a pretty strong community within ourselves. We support each other at our events and have frequent mixers that are always fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    The average student is involved in 1.8 clubs. So statistics aside, that's a lot of clubs. We pride ourselves on student activity, and we have a very active student body.

    Great for these types of students

    Work hard play hard. With so much going on, it's hard not to feel like a socialite, but at the same time, the work load demands a lot from you as well. Good time management is the key to success here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have Winter Carnival, a weekend long event at one of the local ski resorts. There's a carnival, sledding, and incredibly cheap lift tickets and accommodations for the weekend. Then we have May Days, a spring carnival that is a week long with lawn games, sport tournaments, and booths from the various students organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a lot of buck, it's not a cheap school, but there is plenty of bang to go along with it. Academically it's rigorous, but more importantly is big on networking, not just learning about the field but experiencing experts in the field and getting the opportunities to work with them. Even if DU doesn't offer something, the career center will help you find what you're looking for and get it.

    What to do for fun

    Mountains, downtown, and hundreds of student organizations are out there, you just have to take the opportunity. In the off chance that there isn't a club for you, it's so simple to start one up. From A Capella to Alpine Club, fun is not far away.

    Food and Dining

    We are freaks about sustainability. We have all locally grown food (or as much as we can while still serving 3000 kids a day), fair trade coffee, rarely do we ever eat anything genetically modified or over processed, and we do a good job of giving vegans, vegetarians, gluten free, and dairy free options. That being said, the food is slightly above average.

    Dorm Life

    Any of the LLC's (Living and Learning Communities) make dorm life incredible. You walk onto campus for the first time with a whole floor of friends because of your common class and living situation and interest. There's a really strong sense of community in the LLC's, but if you aren't in one, each floor has it's own dynamic that people usually really get into, good or bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The quarter system makes classes fly by. Ten weeks of the same material covered in 15 weeks really means you cram as much in as you can, but it's nice because if you don't like a class then it's over in ten weeks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the professors know your name, and it's really easy because the classes are so small. I would also recommend rushing Greek Life. Even if you don't end up joining, you'll still meet some really cool people.

    In three sentences

    The academic life is highlighted by an amazing student-faculty ratio so you always have a resource to go to. Social life ranges from incredible concerts at Red-Rocks, skiing in the Rocky Mountains, or participating in one of DU's many clubs. 300 days of sunshine make going to class difficult sometimes.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The DU experience is really what you make of it. If you do not take advantage of all that there is to offer on campus, then you will often question why the school's tuition is so high. While I do know that the tuition is rather high, being able to take part in the study abroad program and knowing that class sizes are low mean that there is the potential for a great experience at DU.

    What to do for fun

    As most may know, DU is very close to the city and there is always something to do. People usually go to clubs with their friends, the movies, you name it. There are also plenty of activities hosted on campus, so boredom is rarely an issue.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, especially in comparison to many other schools. The quality can very sometimes, but the flexible dining hours makes the dining situation a lot better.

    Dorm Life

    Not the best during the first year but definitely gets better after that.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a science major here and have a lot of work because of that. Unlike high school, I actually find myself having to spend a lot of time outside of the classroom to understand material.

    Tips for prospective students

    DU moves at a very fast pace because of the quarter system. You have to be prepared to work pretty hard depending on your major.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver is an private institution located close to downtown. The campus is definitely moving towards the innovative side, as seen by all of the new buildings going up around campus. Most professors are qualified and really care about the quality of your education.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just like any school, we have our minor crimes like theft and some sexual assaults. As long as you don't walk home alone at night, you're fine. I feel pretty safe whenever I'm on campus, and you can always call Campus Security if you don't feel safe. I do wish we had one of those emergency systems with the buttons you can push all over campus, but we don't really have that. DU is in a nice area and as long as you stay off the side streets at night, you should be fine

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a presence at the school, but you don't feel left out if you're not a part of it. Less than half the student body takes part. The frat parties aren't that great and everybody ends up at the bar anyway. We have a good selection of frats and sororities, but you don't need to feel like you should join to get the social experience of the school. If you have trouble making friends, I highly recommend rushing and joining a sorority or frat, as that's a great way to do that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't many student groups that interest me. I guess it's nice that they have many club sports teams, so if you like that, you should like DU. I feel that it's lacking in the activities area for me.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want a great education, people who like hockey, and people who are fine with the nightlife being going to bars.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every fall, there's a campout for hockey season tickets. People bring tents and camp out on the path leading to the box office. The Colorado College hockey games are also a tradition, and everybody goes to those.

    Bang for the buck

    On an academic level, I feel that I'm getting a great education for the money. On a social level, I don't feel the school is worth what I pay to go there. It's expensive, and financial aid only goes so far.

    What to do for fun

    One of the best things is attending the hockey games at school, especially Colorado College games. Denver is a cool city, and it's always fun to take a day trip to the mountains or go downtown to 16th street. There's not much to do around campus, and at night everybody just goes to the bars.

    Food and Dining

    The only decent dining options are Jazzman's for smoothies and coffee, and Nagel for to-go meals. The cafeterias aren't great. There are a few little carts set up selling food, but those are really just average. Off campus dining is better, and there is a Noodles, Anthony's, and great Thai place nearby.

    Dorm Life

    This depends on which dorm you are in. Towers and Halls both don't really feel like a community. You only see the people on your floor in Towers, and Halls is just always crazy busy. People don't leave doors open and there is no sense of community. In JMac, there is a total sense of community. This is what you think of when you hear the word dorm. As for the upperclassmen dorms, I'm sure they are both good.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, and really get you to think at a higher level. Some classes are fairly easy, but all of them have difficult components.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to attend, request a room in JMac. Be sure to visit first though, as when I visited I found out I hated it. Why I chose to attend was beyond me. Take advantage of orientation week if you do choose to attend, as that's where you'll begin your social life.

    In three sentences

    I really dislike the University of Denver on a social level. There is no diversity and most of the students are very similar, and stuck-up. On an academic level, it's great and I love all of my professors.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campo is very responsive and helpful.

    Greek Life

    20% Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    DU have TONS and TONS of clubs, and if there is something you want that they don't have, you can start a club pretty easily.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a traditional campus, but be close to a city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Illegal Petes and Jerusalem's are open late and near campus. Super delicious

    What to do for fun

    DU gives you a public transportation pass included with tuition and downtown is only 30 minutes away. There is a ton of stuff to do in Denver and the Westword always has listings. Different departments and organizations on campus are always putting on events.

    Food and Dining

    It's Sodexo. I don't think its awful, but a lot of students do. They do offer comment cards and are usually very responsive to students comments and have been changing and improving during the two years I've been there.

    Dorm Life

    DU has some of the nicest dorms in the country. They all come with microwaves and fridges and are all carpeted. There are kitchens in the upperclassmen dorms and over all its good living.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll work hard for your degree. The quarter system is hard to adjust to and you will find yourself busy with classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you tour the campus, make sure to drink a lot of water. JMAC dorm is the absolute best.

    In three sentences

    DU has a beautiful campus, is working on improving their ranking and academics, is gaining national attention, and has a great sports program.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide range of activities with excellent backing.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who work well in smaller, close-knit communities. High accountability.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of free t's!

    What to do for fun

    DU is close to the mountains so perfect for weekend getaways or hopping on the lightrail for a night downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Food located on university or evans with lots of finer dining and greater options within a ten minute drive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are typical college dorms but with great access to lightrail.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your field of study, high academic expectations are set especially in the business school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you would like to be a business major, figure this out sooner rather than later or you will find yourself greatly behind in prerequisites.

    In three sentences

    University of Denver is a beautiful campus with an excellent business program. It is well-maintained and has a credible reputation. Courses are challenging and stimulating.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on campus. It's the main thing around DU, there are many fraternities and sororities for students to join, but most parties and events on campus are ran by the Greek life. This is the major thing to be a part of on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Since the light rail is literally right across the street from campus, it's simple to head downtown with a group of your friends or other parts of the state where there are many fun activities to do. It's not necessary to have a car in order to get around or to do fun things around town. Plus there are many bars and restaurants in walking distance to the campus. Also, skiing and other fun snowy activities are available almost all year round for students.

    Food and Dining

    There are many varieties of food around campus. Also, there are many restaurants within the surrounding area if you do get tired of dorm food which are incredibly accessible, they are in walking distance in the middle of the campus. But there are also many options on campus besides the dorms. I.E. DU offers a choice of pizza, Chinese or Mexican food in one of their buildings which is easily accessible for students but there are also many choices within the dining halls themselves. It never gets boring with the food.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student, so I'm not too sure as to what dorm life is like. I have heard great things though about the relationships you build with those around you though.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but still provides all the necessary materials for you to succeed. Because the class sizes are much smaller than most universities, professors are always there to help with homework and to help with understanding key components of the curriculum. Since it is more rigorous, the university has made sure to provide students with many aids for them to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for a much faster curriculum. Most students have double the time in a semester system to consume all the necessary information. DU students only have 10 weeks to absorb certain subject matter thus making it more rigorous. Everything moves a lot quicker on the quarter system and it can be difficult at times to keep up with everything

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus, full of many opportunities to engage with professors more often than most universities. It offers so many chances to be involved in not only the local community but many outer parts of Colorado. Great University for making connections for a better future.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety gets two stars because it seems ever other week there is another campus safety email going out about some girl getting raped. Or a car being broken into. Or a mugging at gun point. Basically, for it being such a nice college, there is a LOT of crime. And if you try to call campus safety because your books are locked in a now closed study hall, they won't help at all.

    Great for these types of students

    Rich, preppy, full ride scholarship. Maybe athletes, they seem to pass their classes without doing any of the work.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm being generous and giving it two stars. DU is very overpriced for the education you get, but it does have a good reputation behind it (or at least it used to before it started in with this mascot hype).

    What to do for fun

    DU is really close to the lightrail so it's easy to take off to the 16th Street mall or even the bigger Southglenn mall. Cherry Creek mall is pretty close too, but not near a lightrail stop. There are also a lot of parks nearby.

    Food and Dining

    I'm giving food and dinning four stars only because there are LOTS of off campus places to eat near by, and many of them deliver. On campus I've had moldy tasting cheese, sour milk in my coffee, and otherwise overpriced cold food.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, so I can not say for sure, but it seems the dorms are very distracting for the obvious reasons. Some people get really lucky and get paired with someone they get along great with...others, not so much.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but if you do ALL of the reading (and on time) they are manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the teachers, not only of your major, but also for your minor and the general classes you will need to take. Ask if you can sit in on three or four different classes to really get a feel for how things are. Talk to other students after the class is over and try and get an honest opinion of the professor. Don't expect to get into the classes you want (or need) on the first try.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver has a pretty campus, and spends a LOT of money to keep it that way. While it always seems they are trying to improve their campus, as a student I would like to see more improvement on teacher selection. Their history teachers are by far the best I've had so far.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of parks, a couple hours away from the ski slopes and not that far from downtown Denver.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of little cafes scattered about campus and a great strip of restaurants nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough course work, but you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to learn.

    In three sentences

    A fantastic education center with lots of great opportunities. The faculty is great and the guest speakers are relevant and well spoken. Facilities are up to date and nice.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Restaurants, six flags

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring too much stuff to your dorms

    In three sentences

    DU is a diverse campus filled with educational opportunities. I feel as though I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. The people here are incredibly bright and diverse.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Its a great school but very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, hiking, shopping, walking around downtown, movies, dining

    Food and Dining

    Its campus food. It can be good but it can also be terrible.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are good, really nice and new.

    Academic Rigor

    You are studying all the time. It is challenging but in a good way. Classes make you think and really make you work.

    In three sentences

    DU is a great school for students looking for a small campus in a big city. It is beautiful here and you are able to get off campus and experience what Denver has to offer. And since it is so small, campus can be very comfortable.

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Their are great places to eat at the University of Denver. Their are delicious restaurants within walking distance and the food on campus is delectable. There is always variety and the prices, if you don't use your account, are reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    I've asked several friends how they like living in the dorms and most say they enjoy it. The location of the dorms are reasonable and aren't too far away from most buildings. You get to meet a lot of people as soon as classes start and you bond with people living on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors challenge you and do their best to help you learn the most efficient way. They are extremely supportive, motivating, and inspiring. You can ask them anything and they will help!

    In three sentences

    I fell in love with DU the first time I visited when I was 10 years old. I am now a college freshman and it feels like I belong there. The professors are wonderful, they're there to help you achieve your goals and they want you to succeed!

  • 11/09/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I'm not too sure about this school

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and intramural sports that you can get involved in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jerusalem's is my favorite off campus restaurant. Great food and good prices.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive school, but they give awesome financial aid packages, and the school is awesome and definitely worth the money. We have an awesome athletic facility and a brand new top of the line library.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is about a 15 min ride on the lightrail so there are always sporting events, 16th street mall, and other fun stuff to do down there. There is also some fun event going on every week on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good; lots of options. There are also numerous off campus locations that are great- Jerusalem's is one of the best!

    Dorm Life

    Most people are very friendly and the dorms are very nice, especially the dorms for second and third year students.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are academically challenging and it takes an adjustment getting use to the quarter system which is 10 week classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do Early Action when applying and just be yourself.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They do a lot to ensure the university is safe. There are times where they send a lot of emails out during a given period of time and it can get annoying very quick.

    Greek Life

    Iâ??m not involved in Greek Life myself, but I have friends in various fraternities and sororities who Iâ??ve worked with on many things. For the most part, theyâ??re a good bunch to hang around with!

    Clubs and Activities

    Thereâ??s practically a club for every thing, group, and interest here. If you want something to do, youâ??ll find it. Even when you think you know what clubs exist at DU, youâ??ll find thereâ??s a whole lot more than you know. At the beginning of freshman orientations they all come together and advertise for members. Thatâ??s the best time to find them and learn about what best suites your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Thereâ??s something for everyone! There are a lot of local groups that advertise into the university. As well as more well-known companies. There are a lot of clubs as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DU is a big D-I hockey school because there is no football team here. Before the first home games of every season, there is a campout and activity center for students to go to all night. The next morning, if you can be awake long enough, the university sells season hockey tickets for $20 that day only! Totally worth it for the Pioneer experience!

    Bang for the buck

    Take this into account, this school is expensive. If price is a big concern for you or your family, weigh this school with your other options carefully. Really take the steps you need to financially commit to this school.

    What to do for fun

    It's really up to you. You can take on as many clubs and classes as you'd like or you can sit back and relax in your dorm all day. Whatever works for you is what you should do at DU.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food isnâ??t really as bad as some will make it out to be. Most days the food is actually really good! There are some days where the lunches and dinners may not ring well with you, but it is what it is. There are a lot of options in the dining halls designed to cater to your specific eating habits. You can go pig out or eat healthy!

    Dorm Life

    This comes down to a few admission and later decision factors. For example, if you choose to be a member of DUâ??s Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP) or one of the five Living and Learning Communities (LLC) you will live on the same floor of a residence hall as your fellow members, given that youâ??re 18. From personal experience in the International LLC, this has allowed me to become near-family with the members of my floor, and we all watch out for each other and do many activities together. In contrast I know people who live on floor with others and donâ??t interact with them because they are not in the same programs together. Some have said they enjoy that and some say they donâ??t.

    Academic Rigor

    Even some of the early level classes here can be quite challenging, so take every class you have seriously. This is a pricey school, and you donâ??t want to regret not doing well here. As said earlier donâ??t be afraid to ask your professors for help. Thereâ??s also centers in the library for both writing and math with staff there to help you with work, make the most of that if you want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prioritize accordingly. DU is on the quarter system, and it goes by FAST. It may seem that you donâ??t have time for anything while youâ??re here. However if you plan ahead of time for things and get them done, youâ??ll be set. Thereâ??s plenty of time to have fun and do club activities, but if you crank out your school work first there will be more time for all the fun things! Donâ??t be afraid to get help! Because DU is a smaller school there is more access to the professors, and they are more than willing to help you with schoolwork. Keep track of your professorâ??s office hours so you can go in. They vary on most days. Most professors are more than willing to help you on assignments or understanding class concepts better. Youâ??ll feel a whole lot better if you go in for help rather than sit around.

    In three sentences

    This is a fantastic university overall! There is a lot you can do at DU and around the city as well. It is a very interactive school no matter what you are doing.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do around Denver - parks, museums, and of course the mountains. There are also a lot of different student organizations here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not great - the dining halls serve a lot of the same things and it is not always terribly nutritious.

    Dorm Life

    I personally enjoyed the dorms at DU a lot - I am currently a second year RA in one of the freshmen dorms. They aren't the nicest places to live, but in terms of college dorms they are pretty quality.

    Academic Rigor

    University of Denver is definitely a challenging school. It may not be as rigorous as the Ivies, but it still requires a great amount of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out your finances before hand; otherwise you will get part way through your college career and realize you don't know how to pay for school anymore.

    In three sentences

    University of Denver has a beautiful campus and a great variety of students. Their academics are top notch, with small class sizes and wise professors. Their main downside is the price of tuition.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is well lit and campus safety officers are visible and quick to respond to incidents when they do occur. Not overly strict.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is popular here but you won't feel left out if you're not involved with Greek Life directly.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are alot of different things to get involved with and clubs are popular.

    Bang for the buck

    A bit overpriced

    What to do for fun

    The mountains are close by and many students go skiing regularly.

    Food and Dining

    food is on-par with what you'd expect from a dining hall. There are plenty of other options close to campus at reasonable prices and downtown Denver offers hundreds of restaurants and bars.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are small and some buildings required public restrooms. After freshman year, dorms are new and modern with private bathrooms and kitchens in some cases. Dorm halls are communities and everybody gets to know each other and becomes friends quickly. Live on the south side of campus so you'll be closer to more food options, the library, more classrooms, etc. With that said, the residence halls on the north side are closest to athletics and transportation to downtown.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are challenging and expectations are high. The 10-week system makes things go by quickly which can be both good and bad. Your classes will likely only meet 20 times during the term so if you miss a class you'll miss alot and the midterm comes up quickly. However, if its a course you are just in to fill a requirement, it'll be over before you know it.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a lot of required courses so being undecided for too long will really hurt you at this school.

    In three sentences

    DU is a great school with good professors and interesting courses. The campus is a great size and close to everything in Denver. Colorado is a great place to go to college.

  • 02/10/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    The food was delicious and the dining halls are huge. There's no way not to find something to eat at the dining halls or on campus, plus there's a surplus of restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    After visiting the dorms, I'm excited to go live on campus even though I could commute every day! The luxuries available are above and beyond what you'll find at most universities, even those that are private like DU is.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard many good things from alumni of my high school about the academics at DU. The classes are small but comprehensive, and the learning is in your hands--you really have to want to learn in order to learn. Above all, only those that want to be at DU are there!

    In three sentences

    The campus, as I've seen so far, is beautiful. The admissions counselors are extremely helpful and there are lots of scholarships and financial aid being offered. I'm excited to attend in the fall!

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus safety alerts and some protective measures that the University takes to protect their students.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big thing here, there are lots of positive aspects to joining Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities that are on campus, you can find several of them that pertain to you personally.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HOCKEY!

    Bang for the buck

    The education that you receive at this University is unlike any other. It truly prepares you to be successful in graduate school.

    What to do for fun

    Several clubs go out and do things around the area, there are festivities downtown close to DU, and there are always people out doing things on the green when its nice out:)

    Food and Dining

    There is always a variation of food that will fit the needs of any and all students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life results in zero privacy, and several distractions.

    Academic Rigor

    DU is always challenging its students and creating greater minds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, make appointments with professors to go over content, review classwork everyday.

    In three sentences

    The University of Denver is a challenging and advanced school. Students are constantly working towards their goals with the help of great professors and faculty members. There are several great programs here at the University of Denver.

  • 06/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the schools number one priority is student safety.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love to learn and focus on learning.

    Bang for the buck

    This has much access to work opportunities for students after they graduate.

    What to do for fun

    I mostly read and further my studies in math.

    Food and Dining

    Like many campuses, there is a lot of off site food that is quick and good. The cafeteria here is good as well.

    Dorm Life

    It's fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The quarter system forces you to learn quick and have little time. It's perfect because you can focus on school and stay out of trouble.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be prepared for the quarter system and work diligently.

    In three sentences

    This is a university that does everything it can to push you and help you in the right direction. I've never been to a place that has so many services to help tutor and get you to an a grade. Also this expects a lot from you and strives to see you at your best, I love it.