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The University of Denver, a private research university located in Denver, Colorado, is one of the top 105 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Former Governor of the Colorado Territory John Evans established the university in 1864. Originally, it was called Colorado Seminary and was an institution of the Methodist Church. Today, it sits on 125 acres of land, and its motto is "Pro Scientia et Religione" or “For Science and Religion.” Notable alumni include the Former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, comedian and actor Sinbad, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army George W. Casey Jr., political activist and Dick Cheney’s daughter Mary Cheney, Former President of Mattel Inc. Ruth Handler, United States Senator Pete Domenici and American playwright Neil Simon. The school has one of the top study abroad programs; students can take classes in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. The University of Denver’s colors are crimson and gold, and its mascot is Denver Boone, who was created by a Disney cartoonist. The teams are nicknamed the Pioneers and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – The Summit. Varsity sports offered there include men’s lacrosse, soccer, basketball, hockey and lacrosse, and women’s basketball, soccer, lacrosse, golf and hockey.
Denver (), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, many to choose from
Greek Life:Important, 22 fraternities and sororities on campus
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school