University of Denver

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The University of Denver (DU), founded in 1864, is an independent university in Denver, Colorado. DU typically enrolls about 9,500 students.

In autumn 2003, DU opened a new 63.5 million USD facility for its College of Law, what was later named the "Sturm Law Building." The building includes a three-story library with personal computers accessible to students.

DU is more widely known as a school with an upper-middle class student body hailing from the greater Denver metropolitan area, as well as the Daniels School of Business.


DU is working to become the premiere institution of higher learning in the West. Under the leadership of Chancellor Daniel Ritchie, many capital improvements have taken place in the last decade, and the learning inside these buildings has improved in the same period. The experiential learning components of all the classes at DU gives students the chance to excel beyond book knowledge. Believing firmly in the value of an experience abroad, the Cherrington Global Scholars program offers every undergraduate the chance to study abroad at no cost above normal DU tuition, room and board. The Honors program at DU, under the direction of Professor Todd Breyfogle, provides bright minds a refuge of conversation and advanced courses.

Recently, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law has also undergone a rennaiscance, becoming one of the preeminent law schools in the Rocky Mountain Region. In 2003, the University of Denver ATLA trial team one the national championship in New Orleans, taking Harvard's title from the previous year.


DU's athletic teams are known as the Pioneers and the school competes in the Sun Belt Conference in basketball.

Ice hockey is DU's premier sport, as the Pioneers won consecutive NCAA titles in 2004 and 2005.

Football was once the most popular sport at Denver, as the school competed in the Sun Bowl and Alamo Bowl during the late 1940's. However, the program was discontinued in 1960 due to financial reasons.

Skiing is another strong sport at the Denver with 18 NCAA titles including one in 2005.

Lacrosse is becoming increasingly popular.


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