- Class: Senior
- Major: Economics
- Gender: F
- High School: Highlands Ranch High School (snobville)
- Transfer Student: N
The campus is beautiful and people who are from Colorado know that DU is for serious students. The school is definitely small, everyone knows your business and you know everyone's business. The campus is obviously not the main part of Denver, there is a whole city right next to you-- but you can feel as secluded from the rest of the world as you want. Our hockey games are a big deal (however, the fan section has earned a bad rep from drunken, rude students).
The classes are small and personal (except the science department has much larger, stereotypical lecture rooms) and the teachers from past years still remember my name. They always have time to meet with you for any reason. Its weird because sometimes you forget that everyone here is at least somewhat intelligent and you'll be at a party and discover the girls across the beerpong table were their school's valedictorians. I have gone to coffee with a professor just to talk....unfortunately DU didn't resign his (Jim Perkinson's) contract because he was "too far out there" for DU...my least favorite decision this school has made.
Lots of people here are well off but obviously this is a large enough school where there is some variety, you can find at least one of everybody. The student body is not very diverse -- despite the many different ethnicities portrayed on the website or fliers. The students here all had to work hard to get here so they, on average, are above the general involvement/competitive/intelligent level.
The Best Things
The way people take you seriously because you came here instead of CU
The Worst Things