The University of Denver (DU), founded in 1864, is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States
The University of Denver is a coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. DU enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. The 125-acre (0.51 km2) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about seven miles (11 km) south of downtown Denver.
The University of Denver has an undergraduate student body of 5,087 in 2011, and a graduate student body of 6,389, with a total student enrollment of 11,476. The ratio of undergraduate women to men is 54% women to 46% men. Of the class of 2011, 67.0% are White, 2% are Black, 6.8% are Hispanic, 5.2% are Asian or Pacific Islander, 1-2% are American Indian, 9% are international (representing 20 countries), and 9.1% are race/ethnicity unknown. Around 63 percent of the student body is from outside the state of Colorado. For 2011 the average accepted high school student obtained a 3.74 GPA, SAT range of 1220 to 1500 and, an ACT of 28. Roughly over 50% of the incoming freshman class for 2011 was in the top 10% of their graduating high school class.
The University of Denver is ranked 88th among all public and private “National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report in the 2015 rankings.
The undergraduate business program, The Daniels College of Business, was ranked 57th best in 2012 by BusinessWeek, and it was ranked the 71st best program by U.S. News in a 2008 ranking.
In 2011, The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business was ranked 2nd in the nation for its ethics programs among 111 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.
The Sturm College of Law was ranked the 64th best Graduate Law School by U.S. News & World Report in a 2013–2014 ranking, and 12th for its part-time law program.
The Creative Writing Doctoral Program in the Department of English, one of the oldest such programs in the nation, is ranked 1st by Poets & Writers magazine.The program was founded by the distinguished novelist, John Edward Williams, co-recipient of the 1973 National Book Award in Fiction, along with John Barth, for his novel Augustus.