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University of Denver

Denver, Colorado, United States
As a private university located near the Rocky Mountains, we empower students who want to make a difference. Based in south Denver and with over 300 academic programs, we serve about 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Our classroom academics, hands-on educational experiences and global learning adventures put students on the path toward lives and careers that will shape the world.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (41)
Social Sciences (34)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)



Both DU and Denver rose out of the Colorado frontier and have developed in tandem ever since. We were founded in 1864 as the Colorado Seminary, only six years after the founding of Denver City in what was then the Colorado Territory. 


Learning here goes far beyond the lecture hall. We create opportunities for research, scholarship, performance and engagement. Our students collaborate with peers and faculty across disciplines and explore the subjects that move them. Our students develop important skills, find meaning and fuel their passions through exploration and collaboration with peers and faculty across disciplines.


We empower students and faculty to solve the challenging problems of our time. Involvement in scholarly research gives our students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and make new discoveries in our labs and communities.


  • Senior International Student Advisor/Employment Services Manager - Office of Internationalization
  • Associate Director - English Language Center
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Business Information and Analytics - Daniels College of Business
  • Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Master Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom - Fisher Early Learning Center
  • Drupal Developer I - Marketing & Communications
  • Drupal Technical Team Lead - Marketing & Communications
  • Well-Being and Learning Programs Coordinator - Office of Human Resources & Inclusive Community

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
351 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
651 50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
727 -47
680 -7
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
901 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Welcome to Counseling Services at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center! Whether you are a new student or have been at the University for awhile, we would like to welcome you and let you know that we are here to support your academic success. Whether you are experiencing a situational problem, a crisis, or have long-standing mental health concerns, we are here to help. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists and licensed social workers, as well as graduate student staff from both of these disciplines.Counseling Services is here to support your transition to DU and other transitions in your life as well as support your development and growth. Our services are all confidential and no information is released to anyone without your written consent except in the case of a life-threatening emergency or when it is otherwise required by law.

Student Life

Campus life

Walk around campus in the fall and you'll find students relaxing on the greens, enjoying the changing colors of our many trees. Winter brings the First Snow Celebration, where our community gathers for hot chocolate and snowball fights as students and faculty enjoy the pristine beauty of a snow-covered campus. Once the snow melts, with nature in full bloom, you'll find our lawns and green spaces populated by students soaking up the Colorado sun

Sports facilities

We offer more than 30 different club sports, from baseball to ultimate frisbee to kayaking. Our student-run teams compete locally, regionally and nationally in intercollegiate competition.

Student clubs

  • Society of Physics Students
  • Computer Science Club
  • DU Solar Car Team
  • Model United Nations
  • PioChem Club

Student Reviews

Good but pricey
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The University of Denver is a very well-to-do school. It has a nice campus and good connections, but I fear it is far too expensive for the education it provides.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved the campus size, class sizes, and opportunities for community engagements. At times, it felt like the university administration was disconnected from the student body.

International Student review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It has a great student support but I didn't like the online classes.

Denver, Colorado, United States

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