ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY
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ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
This is our 14th season hosting Denver summer camps at our University of Denver location. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular University of Denver summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.
We have chosen the University of Denver to host our summer kids’ computer camps, academic camps and teen camps in Colorado because of the university’s reputation as a highly academic institution. Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountains. Campus is located in a dynamic, cosmopolitan city close to pristine mountain wilderness, and the university is distinguished by its creative combination of liberal arts, professional programs, selectively focused graduate studies and associated schools and centers.
The University of Denver’s campus has a mixture of historic and modern buildings. With fountains and a meandering stream, the University of Denver Harper Humanities Gardens offer a lush oasis in the heart of this 124-acre, tree-shaded campus. DU is often ranked in the top 50 private national universities by U.S. News & World Report.
The University of Denver is located just 8 miles south of downtown Denver, 15 miles to the mountains and only 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, making it the perfect day camp and overnight camp location. Come check out our Colorado tech camps!
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER FACTS
Schools & Colleges at DU: The University of Denver offers a variety of academic areas of study for both undergraduates and graduates through the Daniels College of Business, Sturm College of Law, Morgridge College of Education, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Graduate School of Social Work, Lamont School of Music, School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Women’s College, and University College.
Student Population: As of 2008, the University of Denver had 10,953 students; 4,913 of which were undergraduates. The University sees a good mix of both in-state and out-of-state students, with 60 percent of the student body coming from outside the state of Colorado. In 2008, the average accepted high school student had high marks, with a 3.7 GPA and a combined SAT score of 1220.
Rankings: Among all “National Universities”, both public and private, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Denver 84th (48th among private universities), making it the perfect Denver summer camp location. Aside from academics, DU was recently ranked in the top-25 fittest colleges in the nation by Men’s Fitness magazine. This is no accident as the University actively promotes a healthy lifestyle for its students. DU is also located near an abundance of the city’s best recreational and outdoor activities.
Athletics: DU’s Pioneers have been competing in intercollegiate sports since 1867. The University participates in NCAA’s Division I and has become a winter sports powerhouse, with its flagship sport being ice hockey. For years, fans have packed the 6,000 seat Magness Arena on campus and have witnessed 7 NCAA titles including back to back championships in 2004 and 2005. Another winter sport, skiing, is very strong at DU and has grabbed 20 NCAA titles (more than any other school).
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: There are several DU graduates who have gone on to do great things in the areas of politics, business and entertainment. They include: former U.S. Secretary of State under President G.W. Bush Condoleezza Rice; chairman and CEO of Molson Coors Brewing Company Peter Coors; former Chairman of J. Crew Emily Cinader Scott; CEO of Best Buy Brad Anderson; president and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Ted J. Kleisner; chairman and CEO of Visa Inc. Joseph Saunders; President of Toyota USA Jim Lentz; the comedian known as Sinbad David Adkins.