DU has approximately 13,900 total students (5,700 undergraduate and 8,200 graduate students). Nearly 800 international students from over 80 countries call DU home. Total annual cost for undergraduate students is approximately $77,880 including tuition, student fees, living expenses, books and supplies, and health insurance. The university does not offer any need-based aid to international students but is proud to offer generous merit scholarships to students with strong academic profiles, which can cover up to 50% of a student’s cost of attendance. The academic calendar operates on a quarter system, which provides students with a longer winter break and ample time to complete a major and two minors or double major, etc.. 98.7% of classes are taught by faculty members and 94% of classes have fewer than 50 students, with an average class size of 24. Additionally, life on-campus is vibrant since 94% of first year students (48% of all undergraduate students) live on-campus and participate in more than 290 student-run organizations. DU also has 18 Division 1 Sports, and many other club and intramural options.
I was born in Toronto, Canada, I spent my childhood in both Santa Fe, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada. I attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Studying abroad during college inspired me to continue making the world a smaller place by creating relationships that spanned the globe. This motivated me to move to Costa Rica and later Vietnam to teach English. Upon returning to the US, I continued my teaching career as Academic Director of a small language school for 6 years. I was drawn to DU because of the location and its commitment to a high-quality educational experience. I enjoy practicing yoga, modern dance, hiking, and art in all its forms. The advice I would give international students is to ask questions and get involved!