The "lively, passionate" professors teach with hands-on, real life examples that "prompt students to critically think and apply what is learned in the classroom to our future careers and life." Teachers usually allow students to dictate speed and amount of discussion on a class as topic allows, and take a vested interest in each student's success: They "care more about how you do in the long run than how you may perform in individual classes." "If you try hard, they will engage with you and truly become your friends." "The face-to-face time you get with them is a big reason why I feel so connected to my school," says another student.
Networking here "happens almost without effort; it is ingrained in every aspect of most classes and activities" and there is a "good connection with Denver business community." DU has "basically every resource on campus for advising, counseling, health, and assistance with school work," an "awesome" library, and "there are a lot of ‘green' initiatives … and it feels quite progressive." Though the common curriculum isn't universally beloved, students appreciate that DU runs on a quarterly system, so people "can take more credits than other semester schools…if you don't like a particular class... you are done within ten weeks and you can move on with classes you enjoy."
If there's one trait that DU students share, it's "outdoorsy." Many students spend their weekends being active, active, active and enjoy meeting people through the Alpine Club, which "sponsors trips to nearby mountains, deserts, and parks for outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, biking, and backpacking." "Find a friend who comes from one of the ski towns, and see if you can bum a ride from them for a weekend on the slopes," suggests a student. About a quarter of the student population goes Greek, and intramurals and hockey are huge. Denver also has an amazing music scene; "Red Rocks Amphitheatre is—no exaggeration—the best music venue on the globe."
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