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University of Denver

University of Denver, Colorado
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2199 S. University BlvdDenverColorado 80208
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University of Denver

The University of Denver (DU) was founded in 1864, making it the oldest private university in its region. DU is a four-year co-educational university with a total enrollment of 11,000 students, 5,000 of which make up the undergraduate body. Tour the university's 125-acre campus and see the second highest telescope in the world, and walk through the doors of historic University Hall, an architectural marvel built in the Romanesque Revival style.
Set on pristine green space just seven miles south of downtown Denver, the campus has undergone over $500 million in renovations and construction over the past ten years, which includes a new education building, revamped library, a new law building, and the renowned Coors Fitness Center. The university educates students from more than 90 countries around the world and features a nationally ranked business school.


Hours -

8:00am - 4:30pm (main office)

Prices -

Free visitation. Reservations are required for guided tours. An application fee is required. Yearly undergraduate tuition comes out to $39,744.

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Athletic events, Charity events, Social events, Music and theater, Guest speakers


  • Campus tours
  • Volunteering
  • Attending concerts
  • Dining and Shopping
  • Skiing and hiking

The Founding of University

John Evans, who was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln founded the college in 1864. Prior to this, Evans founded Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Read more

Fascinating Facts about University of Denver

The University has the second highest telescope in the world, located at 14,148 feet; near the summit of Mount Evans.


How far is the hotel from the campus?

The campus is approximately three miles from the hotel, less than a 10 minute drive. We offer a complementary shuttle service that operates 7am to 9pm Monday through Friday. Our shuttle not only brings you to the University of Denver's campus, but also other locations withing a 3 mile radius of the hotel.

Can I get tickets to a Pioneers sports game?

You can find tickets at the DU online ticket office.

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