National University
Private not-for-profit
Not applicable
Rocky Mountains
City: Large
NCAA Division I-AAA
12 to 1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio


The University of Denver was established in 1864, and is located in one of the country’s prettiest areas. DU boasts a study-abroad program, for which undergraduate participation approaches a stunning 70%. In athletics, the school is a powerhouse in hockey, where it has garnered several NCAA championships; in addition, it has recently come on the national scene in lacrosse, where it routinely makes that sport’s Final Four.

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