The University of Denver is known to locals as “DU” and basically people think of it as the best school in the state. The Top University of Denver Ranking would like to argue that by asking what the criteria is…
Off the top of my head I think of DU pretty favorably but I think of it as a business school or an international studies school…and expensive.
I know there are scientific studies that will create segments like “National Universities” or “Regional Universities”…but really..I don’t want to be too scientific…or create a series of citations and footnotes..not going to do it.
Top ranked colleges in Denver?
I have gone to several schools in my academic career and either I was a full time degree seeking student at a few schools or I just took a random class that wasn’t offered at my “home” school. I have also been in Denver a long time and have done an awful lot of work with college students..so I simply offer one man’s opinion…
Regis University- Jesuit school that seems to be the gold standard in human services and non profits..
”Leadership in a Changing Society”… or some variation of that statement is what they stand for.
This is a school for those that want to focus on morality and academic excellence..They have about 11,000 students and offer graduate level studies.
I would recommend them for health professions and counseling studies.
Metropolitan State College- Nontraditional students are their bread and butter and if you have a GED or high school diploma they will accept you…they are known for numerous options in their Individualized Degree Program as well as Hospitality…but lately they have created a niche by offering Alternative Healing programs. Criminal Justice is kind of the preferred major the last I heard.
University of Colorado at Denver-a great school that often gets over looked by their internationally famous “sibling” in Boulder..one is called UCD and the other is called CU (Boulder). This school is great for undergraduates and graduate school students. Their medical school and teaching hospital (University Hospital) is one of the finest hospitals in the region. The reputation of the school is medicine and engineering but you can’t go wrong studying Communications or dozens of other majors. They have a popular study overseas program in places like China and other countries.
Top University of Denver Ranking may also include:
Colorado School of Mines- The gold standard in Engineering according to many earth scientist students I met over the years. They seem to do a pretty good job of preparing their graduates for substantial careers. I simply have never met anyone who attended Colorado School of Mines that wasn’t very proud of their association with them.
Colorado Christian- Is a school I don’t know much about from personal experience other than it seems to have a good reputation. However, it is a covenant community which means…you must agree with lifestyle stipulations and be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. This school is a Christ centered community and the education is focused on that approach and enjoys a very high ranking for schools of that type.