University of Denver Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
DU offers a high quality education and has many opportunities available. The campus is beautiful and you can't beat Colorado!
The University of Denver was an excellent choice for graduate school. With most graduate level classes that I needed being offered in the late afternoon or evening, it allowed me to continue working while obtaining my advanced degree. The campus is a beautiful mix of historical and modern buildings just south of downtown Denver and is very convenient to many of the best things about living in Denver.
It's a great experience to expand your horizons. It also allows you to mature both intellectually and socially in a safe environment.
Facilities are nice and new, however, I don't think it was worth it to attend. I wish I would have selected a state school instead to avoid debt. My program was heavily reliant on adjuncts who were unprepared. Basic educational needs, such as consistent Internet or technology to access resources was pretty bad. I got what I needed, got a degree and got a job, but if I could go back in time, I would not choose it again.
My program was more about interpersonal work than individual effort. DU is a nice school for grad students. It isn't as well-known out of state as it feels when you live in Colorado. It is very expensive and maybe not worth the money/loans if you aren't getting a degree that will lead to a high-paying job (ex. law school.)
Professors are very knowledgable in their respective fields. Most class sizes are small, approximately 15-30 people with the exception being introductory classes (i.e., introduction to psychology, introduction to sociology, etc.) which are approximately 100 individuals.
I don't regret getting my master's degree, but I'm not sure that I got the value that I paid for. About 65% of my professors were completely competent to teach at the graduate level. The course content was relevant and helpful in preparing me for my career about 60% of the time.
It was a good school, but maybe not worth how expensive it was.
I love the University of Denver - "A private university dedicated to the public good." It is a respected school in a beautiful setting. I made lifelong friends at DU and met my husband there. Ecological Economics was one of my favorite classes in the Department of Geography. One of my professors connected me with an opportunity at the U.S. Forest Service, and I was able to spend a summer doing field work in Wyoming. DU has an impressive study abroad program. I didn't necessarily plan to study abroad when I was looking at universities, but I am so thankful DU encourages their students to do so. They make the process easy! I spent a semester in Germany, and it was one of the best experiences I had in college.
The Korbel School was decent. The University as a whole is not great in my opinion. Not too much in the way of diversity among the undergrads. The few minorities that are there are basically forced to be incredibly vocal on race issues instead of just enjoying their experience. The University is starting to play judge, jury, and executioner as a flawed response to sexual assault problems. Location within Denver is not ideal. If you're dead set on Colorado go for CU Boulder or Colorado College.