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University of Denver Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 504 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Sun Belt Conference

  • Basketball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $182,842)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $91,542)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 13 13 Yes -
Golf 7 7 - -
Gymnastics - 14 - -
Ice Hockey 26 - Yes Yes
Lacrosse 47 24 Yes -
Skiing 11 14 Yes -
Soccer 27 25 Yes Yes
Swimming 28 25 - -
Tennis 9 6 Yes -
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Kayaking - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 6.8%
Non-resident alien 7.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.9%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 68.9%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 13
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 29

Notable Alumni

  • Andrew Rosenthal [Class of 1978], Assistant managing editor of the New York Times
  • Condoleezza Rice [Class of 1974], National Security Advisor
  • David Adkins [Class of 1978], Comedian better known as Sinbad
  • Gale Norton [Class of 1974], Interior Secretary
  • Mark Rycroft [Class of 1990], St. Louis Blues forward
  • Peter Coors [Class of 1970], CEO of Coors Brewing
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Breanna from Mesa, AZ
  • 3
  • 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…

  • Mar-17-2012 Read More
  • Nicholas from Denver, CO
  • 4
  • 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. …

  • Jun-26-2012 Read More
  • Sanoma from Poway, CA
  • 3
  • 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…

  • Oct-30-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jonathan from Castle Rock, CO
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    As it is in most colleges, students love to complain about the dining. Personally, I don't think it's too bad. They always have a variety of option for carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores alike, although many students start to get tired of the cycle of food options in a few weeks. They have a good selection of meal plans to choose from. Most people start out with the (most expensive) unlimited meal plan their first quarter at DU, which gives them unlimited access to meals in the dining halls and a hundred bucks to spend at some of the many restaurants around/on campus. However, once you figure out your eating habits, you can easily change meal plans at the end of a quarter to save you the most money. The largest downside to food and dining at DU, however, is the hours of the dining halls. The large, buffet-style cafeterias open and close at the most obscure hours on weekends (you can't get breakfast until 10:00 on Saturdays and Sundays), and they often aren't open around move-in/move-out day. I gave student government a suggestion about this, so hopefully, they'll have this problem fixed soon.

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  • 4
  • Jeremy from Denver, CO
  • Jun-15-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 5
  • Krista from Denver, CO
  • Feb-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    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.

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  • 3
  • ksh2982
  • Jan-26-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • Jaimee from Longmont, CO
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 4
  • Brandon from Fountain, CO
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 4
  • Colorado
  • Nov-02-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kylie from Parker, CO
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • ksh2982
  • Jan-26-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Brandon from Fountain, CO
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 0
  • Amina from Aurora, CO
  • Aug-28-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Arvada, CO
  • Apr-04-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Wesley from Reno, NV
  • Mar-18-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Marianne from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Dec-28-2012 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Nicolas from Oak Park, CA
  • Nov-11-2012 I am a current student here

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

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