University of Denver

University of Denver
Former name
Colorado Seminary (1864–1880)
MottoPro Scientia et Religione (Latin)
Motto in English
"For Knowledge and Spirit"
TypePrivate research university
Established1864 (1864)
Religious affiliation
Nonsectarian; founded by Methodists[1][2]
Academic affiliation
Endowment$990.3 million (2020)[4]
ChancellorJeremy Haefner
Academic staff
782 (2022 Fall)[5]
Administrative staff
1,773 (2022 Fall)[5]
Students13,735 (2022 Fall)[5]
Undergraduates6,152 (2022 Fall)[5]
Postgraduates7,583 (2022 Fall)[5]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban/residential, 125 acres (51 ha)[6]
NewspaperThe DU Clarion
ColorsCrimson and gold[7]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IThe Summit
NCHC (Men's Hockey)

The University of Denver (DU) is a private research university in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest independent private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.[8] It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – very high research activity".[9] DU enrolls approximately 5,700 undergraduate students and 7,200 graduate students. The 125-acre (0.51 km2) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood,[10] about five miles (8 km) south of downtown Denver. The 720-acre Kennedy Mountain Campus is located approximately 110 miles northwest of Denver, in Larimer County.[11]

  1. ^ Separated brethren: a review of Protestant, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox & other religions in the United States. Our Sunday Visitor. Retrieved March 27, 2010. Among Protestant denominations, Methodists take first place in hospitals and colleges. Some of their one hundred colleges and universities have all but severed ties with the denominations, but others remain definitely Methodist: Syracuse, Boston, Emory, Duke, Drew, Denver, and Southern Methodist. The church operates three hundred sixty schools and institutions overseas. Methodists established Goodwill Industries in 1907 to help handicapped persons help themselves by repairing and selling old furniture and clothes. The United Methodist Church runs seventy-two hospitals in the United States.
  2. ^ "Schools by Jurisdiction". United Methodist Church. Archived from the original on December 16, 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "NAICU – Member Directory". Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  4. ^ As of June 30, 2022. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY21 to FY22 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 17, 2023. Retrieved April 25, 2023.
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  6. ^ University of Denver (August 1, 2008). "University of Denver – The Look of Campus". Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2008.
  7. ^ Colors | University of Denver. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  8. ^,score%20of%2027%20and%2031.
  9. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Institution Lookup". Center for Postsecondary Education. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  10. ^ Denver Neighborhoods (Statistical) Map Archived May 16, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. City and County of Denver. Retrieved on August 25, 2006
  11. ^ Denver, University of. "University of Denver Announces Creation of New Mountain Campus". (Press release). Retrieved February 11, 2022.

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