The University of Denver (DU) is a private research university located in Denver, Colorado. It was founded at the height of the silver boom in 1864, but only became a university in 1867 after receiving its first charter from the territorial legislature. DU has four campuses: east and west for undergraduates and graduate students, respectively; The Anschutz Medical Campus and UC Health Sciences Center (formerly known as Children's Hospital), both located near downtown Denver; and Johnson Hall which houses administrative offices for all campuses.
A degree from DU will give you access to an elite network of alumni who live across the United States and abroad. Many are leaders in their fields, making them great contacts when looking for jobs or internships. Your education will prepare you to enter one of many careers ranging from teaching at a college level up through executive-level positions in business administration.
DU has an undergraduate acceptance rate of 37 percent, making it one of the most selective universities in Colorado. Its average freshmen retention rate is 72 percent and its overall graduation rate is 44 percent. DU offers students a choice between 70 majors, with options including biology, chemistry and biochemistry, engineering, business administration (MBA), political science and media studies.
The University of Denver is located in a beautiful urban setting that features historic buildings, lush green spaces and well-maintained streets. The school offers many activities and events throughout the year including music festivals, plays and concerts.
Most students live on campus at either Chatfield Residence Hall or University Village Apartments (or both!). The cost for renting an apartment near campus varies widely depending on your preferences; however most students choose to rent off-campus apartments because they allow more flexibility in terms of amenities and location.
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