I went to DU and my girlfriend went to Boulder, when we compare and talk about it, we both agree that DU is better regarding quality of education reputation, etc. I loved DU and she wished she had gone there. CU will always get more notice because it is a state school with 30,000 kids and a football team. But DU has the best ski team and hockey team in the country. Also, I think there is alot more to do in Denver than Boulder.