University of Denver Reviews
I absolutely loved attending the University of Denver and would strongly encourage anyone interested to attend there. It has the nickname the "Ive League of the West" for a reason! For starters the campus is exceptionally beautiful and relatively small, making it easy to navigate and get around. Typically I could get across campus, end to end, within ten minutes, biking. Moreover, even though the school in in Denver, it does not have a city feel. The campus is in a more residential area of Denver and has Washington Park within a five minute walk of campus. Wash Park is an awesome place to run, play volleyball, bike, or even rent out paddle boats. However, if you want to head downtown, the lightrail leaves right from campus and takes you to the heart of downtown, within fifteen minutes. Pearl street near campus offers a great variety of restaurants and shops and has an amazing farmer's market. My professors were all extremely friendly and knowledgeable and I feel my degree is well respected.
The school has a great chemistry program and will prepare you well for the field. The required classes to get your degree are a total waste of time and money. I can say for sure that my chemistry knowledge is strong and alive, but I wish the school had much better "req" courses.
I graduated from the University of Denver in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and minors in leadership and chemistry. While my career interests lie in dentistry and not in biology, I feel that DU was able to prepare me for graduate school quite well. I was focused on my academics throughout college to be able to get into dental school, but I also enjoyed my time at DU. The first-year classes offered a nice transition from high school into college and gradually increased in difficulty. A great introductory course in the fall of the first year is called the freshman seminar. This is a class that every student must take but has a wide variety of subjects. The seminar that I took was a tango class, but there are classes on everything from forensics to zombies. The seminar doesnt have to be related to your major, just something you are interested in. This class is a way of providing students in college a way to meet friends with similar interests outside their major as well as introduce them to what is expected in college level courses. The University of Denver also offers a wide range of extracurricular clubs, sports, and events. I was involved in GlobeMed (a club focused on global health and working with grassroots organizations) and intramural sports. While I attended, twenty percent of student body was involved in Greek life. Since Denver is so close to the mountains, there is an alpine club that organizes trips to explore the Rocky Mountains all year round. These are just a few examples, but there are many clubs with different interests to get involved in. One of the most significant reasons that I chose to attend DU was the study abroad program. DU makes it very easy to be able to study in another country for a semester. Most people that study abroad at DU do so during the fall of their third year. I would say that at least two thirds of the entire junior class studies abroad during that semester. I was able to go to the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia for six months and it was an amazing experience. The study abroad program is not required to graduate, but it a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to do so. At most universities, it is very difficult to get involved in research as an undergrad. At DU, research positions are still competitive but they are available. For anyone applying to graduate level programs in the medical field, having some sort of research on your application is a huge advantage. I was able to do research on Parkinsons disease, and my name was even published on a paper that I helped with. Not everyone who does research gets published, but it goes to show what kind of opportunities are available at the school. The University of Denver prepared me well for the challenges of dental school. I had great experiences in extracurricular activities, study abroad and research. DU offers so much that every persons experience is unique. I think that DU is a great university because it has many opportunities for its students to be successful.
University of Denver is a fantastic academic school. It has an amazing campus and continuously has so many activities going on around or at the university. The educators are fantastic and those in student services could not be more helpful! I am so grateful for the opportunity that I had to attend there. My undergraduate degree was influential in helping me continue my education in graduate school in which I am attending currently.
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.
There is not another school in Colorado that I could imagine would provide as extensive of an education as the University of Denver. The small class sizes are incredibly conducive to learning. The largest class I had was a general requirement and had eighty kids in the class. Overall, almost all of the professors are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and concerned about their students' learning. I enjoyed the University of Denver so much that I'm choosing to go back to their law school this fall.
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.)