Tuesday, May 14, 2013

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] Part 1 - University of Denver

University of Denver
[Source: University of Denver]

Campus Life as an International Student
Founded in 1864—just a few years after the Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities. The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,000 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 93 other countries.

General Information:
  • Private, 4-year or above college/university
  • Located in Denver, Colorado
  • more than 100 undergraduate programs of study
  • more than 120 graduate and professional programs

Undergraduate Colleges:
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Daniels College of Business
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • University College
  • The Women’s College

Graduate and Professional Programs:

  • Daniels College of Business
  • Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Divisions of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP)
  • Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW)
  • Graduate Tax Program
  • Morgridge College of Education (MCE)
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • The Sturm College of Law
  • University College
  • Interdisciplinary Degree Programs
  • 8:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • 654 Full-time faculty
Student Body (Fall 2012)

Undergraduates: 5,453
  • Females: 54 percent
  • Males: 46 percent
  • International: 9 percent
  • Countries represented:  61

Graduates:  6,344
  • Master's degree students: Approx. 4,150
  • Doctoral (PhD, PsyD, JD) students: Approx. 1,700
  • International: 9 percent
  • Full-time: 54 percent
  • Average age: 31
Test Scores (Fall 2012)
  • SAT: 1130-1340
  • SAT CR:  560-660
  • SAT Math: 570-680
  • ACT Composite: 25-30
  • GPA: 3.57-4.0
  1. DU's among the nation's top 100 universities, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  2. DU's many volunteering, service-learning and civic-engagement work earned it a spot on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
  3. DU freshmen rate their experiences here highly, and a majority of graduating seniors (79%) would choose DU again.
  4. Nearly half our students say they take advantage of support we offer beyond the classroom. The 2009 NSSE revealed that 49% of students spent time with faculty on activities other than coursework and 78% of students had participated in community service.  
  5. A majority of DU students (64%) practice what they learn here through our study abroad and research programs.
  6. DU is among the nation's highest-ranked universities for safety preparedness.

International Student Admission
114 University Hall
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-9401
Phone: 303-871-2790
Fax: 303-871-3522

Living in Denver, Colorado as an International Student

Founded as a mining town in 1858, Denver has grown to be the most populous city in the state with 600,000 residents. Positioned right along the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado is considered to be one of America's most naturally beautiful places. Located a mile high at 5,280 feet, Denver has semi-arid, varied weather with over 300 days of sun per year. Because of this, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in every season.

When students are not heading into the great outdoors, there are many entertainment options within the city of Denver itself. There are numerous choices of restaurants, theaters, and shopping within a few blocks of the University. In the evening or on weekends, downtown Denver is just a short and free light rail ride away with the university-provided RTD EcoPass. The accessibility from campus to everything Denver has to offer is a favorite perk for students — a car typically isn't needed to get around the city. Every major sports league in America has a team representing Denver, including football, soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball and lacrosse. There is always an opportunity to enjoy a game no matter what time of year. Denver also has an incredible arts culture, and any type of performing art, from ballet, to opera, to a rock concert, can be seen at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Support Services
The Office of International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) - your "home away from home" – is where you can attend International Student Orientation, get advice regarding visa issues, attend receptions for international diplomats, check your e-mail, get a free lunch on the second Tuesday of every month, help organize international events on campus, and play ping pong, foosball, and Xbox.

International Student Groups
The University of Denver hosts a number of student organizations that provide the opportunity to connect with other students from your home country or region. In addition, there are organizations dedicated to cultural groups and shared recreational interests.

Korean Student Association
Asia-Pacific Affairs Forum
Persian Students Association
Taiwanese Student Association
Indian Student Association
Vietnamese Student Association
Japanese Student Association

Campus Safety
The Department of Campus Safety is part of the University's efforts to maintain safety for its students, faculty, and staff. Officers patrol the campus and surrounding areas utilizing a variety of means including patrol vehicles, bicycles, and by foot. Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day year-round.

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