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University of Denver Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 504 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Sun Belt Conference

  • Basketball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $182,842)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $91,542)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 13 13 Yes -
Golf 7 7 - -
Gymnastics - 14 - -
Ice Hockey 26 - Yes Yes
Lacrosse 47 24 Yes -
Skiing 11 14 Yes -
Soccer 27 25 Yes Yes
Swimming 28 25 - -
Tennis 9 6 Yes -
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Kayaking - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 6.8%
Non-resident alien 7.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.9%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 68.9%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 13
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 29

Notable Alumni

  • Andrew Rosenthal [Class of 1978], Assistant managing editor of the New York Times
  • Condoleezza Rice [Class of 1974], National Security Advisor
  • David Adkins [Class of 1978], Comedian better known as Sinbad
  • Gale Norton [Class of 1974], Interior Secretary
  • Mark Rycroft [Class of 1990], St. Louis Blues forward
  • Peter Coors [Class of 1970], CEO of Coors Brewing
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Breanna from Mesa, AZ
  • 3
  • The actual dorms are really small and the first year students don't get kitchens. The walls are really think and so you hear everything and everyone on your floor. The…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Madalynne - Shelton, WA
  • I am a current student here

    Sodexo doesn't provide very many diverse options for all meals. Breakfast is the best, and could use a lot more improvement on good options.

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  • 3
  • Chelsie from Aurora, CO
  • I am a current student here

    For cafeteria food, the options that DU's dining halls give are pretty good. The salad bar is large and if all else fails, there is pizza and burgers to eat. They always have vegetarian options, but my vegan and vegetarian friends find it hard to eat tofu all of the time. The staff in the dining halls are so hardworking and kind; the cafeteria ladies learned my name before my professors did. There is awesome dining around DU. Jelly U is fantastic, as is Jerusalem's.

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  • 4
  • Brian from Pueblo, CO
  • I am a past student here

    There are many restaurants within walking distance of campus. Since the campus is not very big, every restaurant is easily accessible. The food is pretty good.

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  • 3
  • Aubrey from Santa Cruz, CA
  • I am a current student here

    This is one part of the university that could use some improvement. In terms of dorm food, it really isn't that bad, but after a while it gets a little tiring. Some days are great, some days are not so great. But what makes it bearable is getting to know the workers there. Seeing them everyday and having small interactions really pays off and by the second quarter of the year you're already on a first name basis with lovely people!

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  • 3
  • Jonathan from Castle Rock, CO
  • I am a current student here

    As it is in most colleges, students love to complain about the dining. Personally, I don't think it's too bad. They always have a variety of option for carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores alike, although many students start to get tired of the cycle of food options in a few weeks. They have a good selection of meal plans to choose from. Most people start out with the (most expensive) unlimited meal plan their first quarter at DU, which gives them unlimited access to meals in the dining halls and a hundred bucks to spend at some of the many restaurants around/on campus. However, once you figure out your eating habits, you can easily change meal plans at the end of a quarter to save you the most money. The largest downside to food and dining at DU, however, is the hours of the dining halls. The large, buffet-style cafeterias open and close at the most obscure hours on weekends (you can't get breakfast until 10:00 on Saturdays and Sundays), and they often aren't open around move-in/move-out day. I gave student government a suggestion about this, so hopefully, they'll have this problem fixed soon.

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  • 4
  • Jeremy from Denver, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Like many campuses, there is a lot of off site food that is quick and good. The cafeteria here is good as well.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chelsie from Aurora, CO
  • I am a current student here

    I've shied away from the Greek Life on campus. I know it is large (I want to say that 30% of students are involved with Greek Life), but their partying has never affected me personally. It isn't necessary to join a frat or sorority to have a good time on campus.

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  • 0
  • Melissa from Colorado Springs, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is very present but also very laidback. Many people are in Greek Life but it isn't crazy exclusive and everyone just wants to have fun and meet people.

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  • 0
  • ksh2982
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is popular here but you won't feel left out if you're not involved with Greek Life directly.

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  • 0
  • Brandon from Fountain, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Iâ??m not involved in Greek Life myself, but I have friends in various fraternities and sororities who Iâ??ve worked with on many things. For the most part, theyâ??re a good bunch to hang around with!

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  • 0
  • Amina from Aurora, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge on campus. It's the main thing around DU, there are many fraternities and sororities for students to join, but most parties and events on campus are ran by the Greek life. This is the major thing to be a part of on campus.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Arvada, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a presence at the school, but you don't feel left out if you're not a part of it. Less than half the student body takes part. The frat parties aren't that great and everybody ends up at the bar anyway. We have a good selection of frats and sororities, but you don't need to feel like you should join to get the social experience of the school. If you have trouble making friends, I highly recommend rushing and joining a sorority or frat, as that's a great way to do that.

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