The University of Denver: Where phenomenal happens
Where the city meets the mountains
The University of Denver (DU) is a community of students who are passionately curious and always searching for the next exciting undertaking. Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, we embody the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. Collaborating across disciplines, our undergraduate and graduate students explore a vast range of subjects outside their programs of study. Your work will drive you toward pragmatic approaches to problem-solving whether your major is Engineering or English. World-famous for our International Studies, Business, and Hospitality Management programs, we’re a comprehensive liberal arts university with 300 different academic programs to explore.
We seek students who want to chart their own paths. Whether they pursue careers as novelists or entrepreneurs, chemists or musicians, our students are driven by boldness, passion, and innovation as they work to achieve their own vision of greatness and enrich and improve their communities and the world by sharing it. Over 70% of our undergraduates study abroad during their time at DU, returning to campus with a wealth of perspectives that help them become global leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Our student-faculty ratio is 11:1, and our average class size is 21 students, allowing us to base learning around conversation and multiple perspectives.
We draw on rich communities throughout Denver and beyond to offer even more opportunities for students to contribute and learn. Students in our Lamont School of Music are active in Denver’s music scene, and our Theater students travel to Scotland to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. No matter their passion, our students find ways to deepen their education and make the world a better place.
With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, the University of Denver opens a world of opportunity to students and empowers our Pioneers to make a difference around the world.