- Class: Freshman
- Major: International Relations
- Gender: F
- High School: Cheyenne Mountain High School
- Transfer Student: N
DU is the perfect school! great size, great sports programs, smart kids. One thing I would change is the length of winter break... six weeks seems too long. People are generally very impressed when I tell them I go here. I spend most of my time in the dorm room or outside, however classes and the library are important too. This is definately a small college town - everything you need is close by, or you can go downtown or to the mountains anytime with ease to get away. I love the administration here, they are very smart and take time to get to know their students. The biggest controversy has been the Norovirus. There is alot of school pride - especially for hockey!!! Something I will always remember is camping out for hockey tickets and rush. Most frequent complaints are probably the bipolar weather and and the size of the dorms.
Most of my professors know my name, especially if I take the time to approach them. My favorite classes have been through International Studies, with Kevin Archer and Woj Wolfe. Least favorite are some of the foundations, like music because I have no interest in that. Students are very dedicated to studying, and participation in class depends on the teacher. There are frequent intellectual conversations outside of class, which is nice because all of the students have a high level of intelligence. The most unique class I have taken is International Politics because we did a real UN simulation. I love all the IS classes and professors! The classes open you up to so many opportunities! They also broaden your knowledge of the world so much. I do not spend time with teachers outside of class, unless I see them walking and walk with them or say hello. The requirements seem do-able and okay. The education is both geared towards getting a job and for learning.
There is not much racial diversity here. There is a strong religious group of Young Life if you are interested. I think anyone that is an extreme hippie would feel out of place here. Some students, like athletes, wear sweats to class, and some others just wear jeans or shorts and a shirt. There are alot of school logo clothes, and there are always those people who dress up every day. All types of students interact, but I feel that within greek life there is a deeper bond. Most students seem to be from different places. Alot from Colorado and Minnesota. There also seem to be alot of international students. Most people come from wealthy backgrounds. Students are politically active and there always seems to be some proactive activity going on. There seem to be more conservative students, but there are a good amount of liberals. Not many talk about how much they will earn one day, but since our school gets so much funding, this shows me that alumni have gone on to be successful, which means we are being set up for that too.
The Best Things
being in Colorado, the size, everything
The Worst Things