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University of Denver

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About University of Denver

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 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Campus information

Stroll our 125 tree-shaded acres set in a quiet residential neighborhood. Sprawl out on the lawns and take in DU's stunning architectural landscape with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop.

Catch a light rail train to bustling downtown Denver, just minutes away from the campus station. Or conquer one of Colorado's 54, 14,000-foot mountain peaks. The DU campus gives you access to it all.

Rich with beauty and tradition

University Hall, which dates from the 1890s, lives alongside buildings from the 1930s, 1950s and early 21st century. All are shaded by hundreds of trees.

In fact, the entire campus is designated as an arboretum. You'll love outdoor study sessions with the sounds of our Harper Humanities Gardens fountains in the background.


Johnson-McFarlane Hall, or J-Mac as it's more commonly known, is a three-story residence hall located on the south side of campus near many classroom buildings.  J-Mac provides a lawn area, commonly called J-Mac Beach, where students play Frisbee, catch some rays, and just hang out to people-watch.

Every bedroom in J-Mac accommodates two students, with furniture and closet space for each. Large bathrooms are shared by the residents of each floor.

Centennial Halls
Centennial Halls, commonly referred to as Halls, is a hub of activity, bordered by the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness (which includes the campus fitness center), and close to Sturm Hall and the light rail station. Your first year on campus in Halls will include floor trips to athletic events and great times with friends in the comfortable lounges. Students in Halls take full advantage of the cafeteria and lounge area, with its plush seating and large flat-screen TVs.

Each room in Centennial Halls accommodates two or three students, with furniture and closet space for each. Large bathrooms are shared by each floor.

Centennial Towers
Centennial Towers, often known simply as Towers, is a pair of high-rises made up of suites assigned to first year students. Located on the north end of campus, Towers is close to the Richie Center athletic facilities, as well as Interstate 25 and the light rail station. Towers is the only residence hall open for first-year students during the winter break.

Each 450-square-feet suite includes two 145-square-foot bedrooms and a shared bathroom and kitchen. Kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator and stove, as well as a kitchen table and chairs.

Nelson Hall
Nelson provides housing for second-year students. Nelson has suites that consist of two to four bedrooms that share a bathroom and a common entry space. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors have community kitchens, study lounges. Apartments on the 5th floor include kitchens, living rooms, and two to four bedrooms.

Nagel Hall
Nagel Hall has almost five full floors of student residential suites and a food court on the ground floor. The garden level houses an office suite for the Psychology department. Nagel is DU's only LEED Gold rated residence hall.  Click here to see details about our sustainability features in Nagel Hall.

Nagel Hall houses second-year students and is the only building for second-year students that is open during Winter break. Each of the suites on the first three floors accommodate four students in two bedrooms, with one shared bathroom.  The fourth and fifth floors have apartment units which include a kitchen, living room and four single bedrooms. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 2


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