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University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,491 Undergraduates
53% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, Colorado
80208
(303) 871-2000
www.du.edu

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.

Location

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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coffee score

92

restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

94%

Live On Campus

136

New Transfer Students

Admissions
53%

Acceptance Rate

13%

Enrollment Yield

1110-1310

SAT Range

20,322

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$32,940

Typical Cost

$48,669

Average Tuition

86%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$18,750

Median Debt

Academics
11.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

112

Doctorates Awareded

Finance

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 22 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

The Summit League

Social
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