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College Facts Friday: University of Denver

This week we’re heading to Colorado for #CollegeFactsFriday, learning more about the University of Denver


1. Students at DU reap the benefit of its amazing location, located near the beautiful Rocky Mountains and enjoying over 19,000 acres of park space in and around Denver. 

2. University of Denver is ranked in the top 5 schools in the nation for study abroad participation. Around 70% of undergraduate students study abroad for at least one academic term.

3. The college colors are crimson and gold 

4. University of Denver was founded in 1864 as the Colorado Seminary, only six years after the founding of Denver City in what was then the Colorado Territory.

5. Fun fact – the University has it’s own special flower! The DU Rose is a special variety known as “Rosa Denvera.” After the University received a rose bush as a gift in 1912, botanist Ira Cutler discovered the blossoms were unlike any others. He then used the original specimens to develop a distinct variety still used for functions on campus.

6. Getting outside of the classroom during study is a big part of the University of Denver culture. Learn more here

7. Being that Denver becomes a winter wonderland during the colder months, it’s no surprise that “Winter Carnival” is one of the favored traditions at the school. It’s a full week of festivities for students to take part in, you can learn more about the 2019 carnival here.  

8. 35% of the buildings on campus are over 50 years old! 

9. DU enrolls approximately 5,600 undergraduate students and 6,100 graduate students

10. Learn more about University of Denver on social! Visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for more. 



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