Regis University
Denver, CO, USA

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Regis University
3.81 Average Rating

Danielle from Franktown, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
While the purpose of college is to learn academically, I am also learning many life skills, which will stay with me forever. Even the professors here teach their subject, while integrating life lessons in to the class.
Am enjoying being here
I love the setting. The campus is located just minutes from downtown, the public transportation can get you just about anywhere from here. Regis is also in relatively close proximity to other universities, which is good for meeting even more people.
Bang for the buck
While it is an expensive school, I do not feel like I am being ripped off at all. All of the employees have been chosen carefully, and the school is not stingy when it comes to spending money on the students. The food is delicious, everything is always clean, and the campus is overall taken care of very well.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus in the fall and during the winter. You need to get a good idea of what the campus is like during all times of the year. Talk to an advisor, make sure you know exactly what you need to do to get in, stay in, and finish your college career in a reasonable amount of time.
Finally, try to talk to some current students who attend Regis. Get their perspective on it, ask any questions you may have, and see if the crowd seems like the type of crowd you would choose to be around.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who is committed to their future, hard-workers, and people who love other people!
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Melissa from Westminster, CO

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Regis University has been the best college I have attended out of 3 colleges. They offer mentoring, hold extra learning classes on the weekends for free, and the instructors are great with tutoring and helping you succeed.
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Alexis from Peetz, CO

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
One of the best things about attending Regis University is the small class sizes. I love the fact that there are only 15-25 kids in each of my classes and that all my professors know me by name. Also, as a liberal arts school with widespread core requirements, I am taking classes in disciplines I never would have thought of and have found new subjects that are interesting to me. Another great thing about Regis is the fact that they have a free tutoring program, that's right free! There are tutors for nearly every subject and it is actually part of their workstudy to help you, so all you have to do is make an appointment. They also have a great Writing Center and Library where people are willing to help you with any part of writing a paper, whether it's research, grammar, or format.
Am enjoying being here
There are always lots of activities going on around campus for students to participate in, and all the students and faculty want you to get involved. My first week on campus, upperclassmen came in the residence halls and let all the freshmen know that they were welcome to come play volleyball or basketball at open gym. Also there are a huge number of volunteering opportunities. For example, a group of friends and I volunteered at a Step Up for Down Syndrome walk, and my dorm floor is adopting a family. The community is super open and accepting of all types of people. Even the professors want you to get involved. Just last weekend we had a bowling tournament/pizza party where the Psychology/Neuroscience majors took on the Psych/Neuro faculty for rights to put their name on the trophy. The faculty won, but we won't go there :)
Bang for the buck
Honestly, I know that Regis is a pretty expensive school, but they really do have great scholarship opportunities. I don't know anyone on campus who isn't receiving some kind of scholarship from the university. All you really have to do is keep your eye out for the different scholarships that come up. Also, all freshmen and most upperclassmen receive a student employment opportunity, where they can work on campus and earn money while making connections with professors and other people who can help them out throughout their college careers. Finally, you get a lot of extra perks for the money you play. There is an excellent Fitness Center that is completely free, great library help, free tutors, all athletic events are free to students, intramural sports are free, free parking, and clubs are all free.
Tips for prospective students
1) Visit campus, it's small and beautiful and just minutes away from downtown Denver, and also close to the pristine Rocky Mountains. 2) Look for scholarships, because they are everywhere. 3) Get super involved because you will meet tons of different people and make great friends and 4) Don't hesitate to ask questions because to the people here you are more than just you're tuition dollars; they really want to help you with your education and your personal development.
Great for these types of students
This school is a Jesuit Catholic school, but I would recommend it for people of all faiths. I, myself, don't really have a religious affiliation, my roommate is a Buddhist, and I also have a Muslim friend. None of us feel any pressure from the Catholic presence on campus. I also recommend this school for people who really want to make a difference in the world and want to become better people, because the Regis community wants not only to give you an education, but help you become the best human being you can be.
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Marie from Peyton, CO

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Regis has completely opened my mind up to new ideas that I never would have even considered before. The teachers there have really challenged me to think outside of the box and because of that I have learned things that I never thought was possible. It's amazing to find out what one can learn when you just open your mind to a vast array of new ideas.
Am enjoying being here
I love Regis. The campus is great and it has a really personal feeling to it. The campus is small and so are the class sizes, so it is easy to get to know people on campus. Also, your teachers actually take the time to get to know you. Another great thing about Regis is because it is so small people you don't even know will say hi to you on campus. It is very down to earth.
Bang for the buck
I would say that Regis is worth the amount that you pay to go there. The education is much more personal and can be centered more on the students themselves. The small size of Regis allows for teachers to get to know you by name rather than number and you are really able to spend a lot of time learning from your teachers and fellow students.
Tips for prospective students
I would tell prospective students to be prepared to volunteer. Regis is big on service learning, their motto being men and women in service of others. Regis values giving back to the community and a lot of classes require some type of volunteering that goes along with your class work.
Great for these types of students
Hardworking, Motivated, Students that come from small towns or small schools, People who really want to make a difference in the world.
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Talisa from Denver, CO

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The great thing about Regis is that it is a small school and the professors are able to make themselves very available for help after class or to go over assignments personally.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is located near downtown Denver, so whether you are looking for a coffee shop to do some homework or a fun and creative new restaurant, there are many choices just minutes away from campus. Regis also offers a variety of activities during school such as intramurals and the popular thursday thrills weekly entertainment.
Bang for the buck
Regis is expensive, but you get a very personalized and in-depth education. Also, the financial aid office does its best to provide grants and scholarships to students that demonstrate financial need.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to study! It is difficult, but not impossible to get good marks here, and go seek help whenever you need it! Take a tour, they are available daily and can show you many aspects of the college life that you would like to know. People here are friendly and eager to lend a hand; Apply!
Great for these types of students
Hardworking, Outgoing, Volunteers
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Katie from Denver, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Regis University is a small, co-ed, Jesuit University located in Northern Denver. The campus is a gorgeous arboretum, consisting of over 1,000 trees, 80 genuses, and 290 species. Because of the size, its easy to get to know your peers, professors, and the surrounding community quickly, and finding your place is a natural process.
Tips for prospective students
If you are interested in going to Regis University, I would suggest getting involved in extracurriculars that intrest you! While it is important to be academically successful, Regis admissions tends to look at the individual as a whole rather than just numbers. Students who have leadership roles, experience working with others, and who have been recognized for their passions in specific areas thrive at Regis.
Academic Rigor
At Regis, every class you take will require time, work, and effort, but it is well worth it. The classes are interesting and engaging. Because of how small the class sizes are, it is rare to be in a lecture-style course. A lot of courses revolve around discussion, team-based learning, and community involvement.
Dorm Life
Dorm life has been so fun! Freshman dorms are small, and community bathrooms are never fun, but I actually really enjoyed my time in the dorms. I got to know the girls on my floor quickly and I made a lot of new friends. The worst part about the dorms were the thin walls.
Food and Dining
Regis food easily outranks a large majority of the universities in Colorado, and probably the nation. Our food is prepared and served by Bon Appetit. Food is grown locally, made from scratch, and is delicious! Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are given every day, and accommodating those with allergies is never an issue. Food is made to order, and everything is always fresh!
What to do for fun
On campus there are a lot of clubs and different groups for students to take advantage of. One of the most popular groups on campus is OAP, our Outdoor Adventure Program. OAP takes students camping over weekends, on day hikes, trailrides, climbing adventures, and so much more. Also, every week a newsletter is sent out saying what events and special guests are going to be on campus. Different performers, speakers, concerts, and demonstrations are always going on, so its hard to get too bored during the week. There is also a lot to do in Denver, but I'm not even going to try to list all that off.
Bang for the buck
The sticker price for Regis is high, but they give out generous amounts of scholarships and aid.
Greek Life
There isn't any offical greek life on campus, however, class of 2021 are trying to start a Frat chapter.
Campus Safety
Campus is located in Federal Heights, an area in Denver that is currently undergoing the process of gentrification. This means that a lot of lower income people and their families are being displaced from their homes, and there is a higher crime rate than usual. However, the campus itself is safe, and is doing a lot to try to help these families and the surrounding community.
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Anon from Aurora, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Regis is a small, beautiful campus that consists of people who are welcoming to others and people who truly want to pursue a good education. Regis is moderately diverse, with students from all over the country, as well as some international students. Regis is focused not only on bettering the education of the students, but bettering their lives and personalities in all ways.
Academic Rigor
Some classes are easy, if that is what you are good at, but you still must study hard for tests and put effort into projects, essays, and other assignments. Some classes are very hard, even if it was easy for you in high school. Regis has challenged me in many classes to study hard, rethink my attitude about certain subjects, and better my writing. Don't expect everything to be easy for you, and if you skip classes even if they are "easy," then you should still put in hard work and good effort for those classes; that is how you'll succeed.
Dorm Life
I am a commuter student, so I don't live in the dorms, but the dorms are pretty nice. O'Connell and DeSmet both have large lounges that are nice to do homework in, which I usually do with my on-campus friends.
Food and Dining
The food is not perfect every day, but it is very good in general. Breakfasts in the Main Caf are my favorite, but I also like getting food from Claver Cafe, even though the service can be slow there at times. Overall, the food is worth paying for a meal plan.
Bang for the buck
College is expensive, but being a private university, Regis gives out a lot of scholarships, which definitely helps pay for education. It is definitely worth the money, the experiences, the friendships, the fun times, and the education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have a Black Jesus statue hidden in a little grove near the chapel, and it's very cool and interesting. There are a couple stories behind it, one idea being that Regis rescued it from some guy's backyard; but it's supposed to be a different perspective on how we see our religious figures and such. We also have the Tree of Wisdom, which is just amazing; it's really cool looking and it's supposed to show how diverse knowledge is, etc.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who truly loves learning and wants more than just an education, anyone who wants a life-changing experience.
Clubs and Activities
There are lots of clubs and events, as mentioned earlier.
Greek Life
The only Greek life we have are the Honor Societies such as Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Alpha Epsilon Delta (Medical/Health Professionals), Alpha Sigma Lambda (Adult Students), Lambda Pi Eta, and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Universities).
Campus Safety
I feel very safe on campus most of the time, probably 95 to 98% of the time. There is always the option, if you feel unsafe, to call Campus Security and ask them to walk you to your car, a certain building, your dorm, etc.
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Anon from Pueblo, CO

a current student here
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In three sentences
Cura personalis is one of my favorite aspects of Regis - it means "care for the whole person." One of the main goals Regis holds is personal development, both academically and spiritually. The aim on each individual student at Regis makes the atmosphere feel welcoming and quite like home.
Tips for prospective students
I will never forget this advice that was given to me: Because Regis is such a "tight-knit community", you're best off making a few friends, preferably a small group of friends. Regis is not necessarily cliquey, but finding people who you easily relate to and bond with is key to your social life at Regis. And be ready to challenge your beliefs and opinions, but always stay true to yourself. Understand that the professors are there for your best interest, and are more than willing to help with anything you may need.
Academic Rigor
Academically, Regis is no Colorado College or Mines, but it is definitely up there. What makes Regis special, in comparison to other colleges, is its focus on the Jesuit values and implementing these in your studies. Be prepared for this, and prepare to challenge your beliefs.
Dorm Life
Community bathrooms and sharing a small room with a complete stranger may not be your definition of fun, but it's not terrible considering the circumstances. ResLife was always sure to make us feel welcomed and comfortable, and it's not too bad. Best advice: get a good roommate. You may not always have a choice, but your year will go by much smoother if you get along with the person you live with. And keep the bathrooms clean. Please.
Food and Dining
Out of all the universities in Colorado, Regis has some of the best food. And I'm not saying that because I am partial. Bon Appetit does such an amazing job for breakfast, lunch and dinner to provide delicious variety and healthy options for its staff, students, and visitors. I am always impressed.
What to do for fun
If you can't find something at Regis, which is quite impossible, downtown Denver is only 10 minutes away with fun places to eat, shopping at 16th street mall, night clubs, bar crawls, sporting events etc. In fact I recommend all students get off campus once in a while to experience what Denver has to offer. My personal favorite thing is taking a study break to get acai bowls on a Saturday morning with friends.
Bang for the buck
College is expensive, and Regis is no different. Sure, it's private but what people do not realize is that private schools are really good at giving financial aid and awards. Just keep good grades in high school and do well on your ACT/SAT/
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Regis was built in 1877, so of course the ghost stories are endless. But the pure history of the university itself is beautiful, and to see the development of the school throughout the years is quite amazing.
Great for these types of students
Students who wish to receive personal, undivided attention from their professors, students who want to challenge their beliefs, students who wish to feel the utmost respect for simply attending Regis
Greek Life
We do have one official fraternity, but no frat house. Hopefully it will become larger and more successful over the next few years with the help from the university and student body involvement.
Campus Safety
You'd think Regis would feel less safe being directly on Federal, but campus security is around 24/7 and the campus itself is safe enough for a small female to walk around at 10 or 11 at night. Amazing.
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Joanna from Pueblo, CO

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of my classes have been taught by brilliant and passionate professors who really care about teaching and want students to succeed, both on tests and in life. Regis provides you with a challenging academic curriculum, but professors and tutors are always very easy to get in contact with if you need help. The small class sizes create a close-knit academic community where you learn from each other as well. The honors program offers an even more rigorous curriculum and an even tighter community of students.
Am enjoying being here
The professors are really friendly and the students are nicer and more open-minded than I ever could have dreamed. Granted, you'll have your snobs or your political extremists (on either side) at any school, but don't ever let anyone tell you that Regis is just a school for rich conservative white kids; We have a great variety of students from all walks of life, and we get along great. There are tons of activities for weekends, and the clubs are always looking for people to get involved. Regis also has a lovely campus with lots of grassy areas where you can curl up under a tree to study or play frisbee with your friends when the weather is nice (or have a snow-ball fight when the weather isn't!) and all you have to do is walk off-campus to find yourself in the middle of Denver with a variety of restaurants and activities available to you.
Bang for the buck
As others have said, this school comes with quite a price-tag, but you shouldn't let that discourage you. They offer a wide variety of scholarships, particularly to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. It didn't take long at all before it was cheaper for me to go to Regis than it would have been for me to go to CU Boulder. In the honors program in particular, I know a lot of students who are going here on a full-ride!
Tips for prospective students
1. Apply for the honors program!
2. Take an English class with Dr. Palmer. (In fact, major in English and take a class with all of the Regis English professors; The entire department is amazing. But if you have to choose one, go with Dr. Palmer.)
3. Do not neglect your scholarship applications! This school really loves to give out scholarships (particularly to math and science majors), but you have to apply!
4. Get your work done early, and do the best you can, even on the little assignments. Teachers know when you're not giving them your best, and Regis teachers are not afraid to call you on it.
5. Get involved! Regis has so much to offer in terms of extra curricular activities, you just need to take advantage of it! Plus, clubs are a great way to meet people! I wouldn't have any of my current friends if I hadn't gotten involved my Freshman year.
6. Live in O'Connell Hall. I choose DeSmet Hall my Freshman year because the rooms are slightly bigger, but the rooms in DeSmet are arranged so ridiculously (particularly the heater and the shelves, which can't be moved) that in practice they're a lot smaller.
Great for these types of students
Catholics who are looking for a more liberal community but don't want to sacrifice the faith-based aspect of their eduction, people who support social justice and want to attend a school that will offer them many chances to work in the community, and people looking for individualized attention from their professors and a close community with their fellow students.
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Jake from Evergreen, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of the teachers here are extremely professional and are also very focused on teaching their students. The small class sizes allow for a better environment where we actually learn from the teachers, and if we need help they are usually available and always willing. Whatever you need the teachers are there to help you!
Am enjoying being here
It's amazing how friendly and nice everyone is. regardless of how old you are and what grade you are in, everyone here is friendly toward each other. The teachers are awesome and the people going here are great. It's a nice small community.
Bang for the buck
The price is very expensive but Regis is exceedingly generous with their scholarships. They make the payment for college much more worth it. However the teachers and staff are supremely qualified for their jobs, and no matter what class you are in you will find yourself learning from a genius. We are supremely fortunate to be taught by their staff. Overall the school doesn't make me second guess what I am paying for.
Tips for prospective students
Regis University offers this trip called the first Tracks Trip that I would highly recommend. It's about a week long trip right before school starts, and you get to rock-climb, hike, go white water rafting and spend time with a bunch of really fun people. You meet a lot of new freshman so when school starts you already have a ton of friends. Also when classes come around, just go to class, because some teachers take attendance and the others that don't still notice if you are there or not. Depending on how often you go to class the teacher may like you more. With that, get to know your teachers!! They can be your best friend and end up helping you a lot through a class. They are willing to do A Lot for their students, so don't pass up this advantage of small classes. Also DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN!! Half of college is having fun! So don't forget to get out and explore.
Great for these types of students
People that like community or like a small school where everyone gets to know each other. Within a short amount of time, it seems that everyone on campus knows each other. If you like knowing everyone around you then this is a great school for you. Also if you actually like learning from the teacher and not just one of their aides.. then this is a great school. Also if you like to get involved both in the school and in the community surrounding the school, Regis is amazing. They give students a million and one opportunities to make their voices heard, and just as many opportunities to help out in the surrounding areas. You really get to know the area you live in, both physically and historically. They really integrate you into the world around you.
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