"I spent my freshman year at DU... let me say this: FUCK DU, their administration, daniels school of business, and the retards that actually think it is a respected school. Stay the fuck away fellas.
i was a direct admit to daniels on the chancellors scholarship... didnt do shit ever, barely went to classes, and pulled a 3.96 my freshman year. classes are easy as fuck, half the kids you're curved against are legitimately retarded. Take a look at the acceptance rate, its like 68% or some shit.
Party, wise, the school sucks as well. If you want to party, go to boulder. RA's will go out of their way to write you up (ie they hear noise in the room after 10pm and search the entire room and fridge for anything they can write you up for). Security are dicks as well, and if they think that you are drunk for any reason they will breathalyze you and send you to detox (detox is not just for alcohol, its a bunch of homeless crackheads -believe me) if you blow above a .08. If you don't comply with their power-tripping demands, they will call the cops on you. The cops hate DU security because they're always forced to give out Minor in Possesion tickets that are an absolute waste of their time.
Myself, along with 4 other guys on my floor got suspended during my freshman year for retarded alcohol writeups. Another got expelled. All of us transferred, in addition to 3 other kids on my floor. I was the only one that didnt transfer to boulder (transferred to syracuse and its so much better)
As a freshman, expect about 2 house parties on any given weekend night, and a couple fraternity parties. There are 2 bars that underclassmen can usually get into. Don't expect anything Sun-Wed. And you will see the same exact people at every party or bar you go to. It is NOT a party school. Its small enough that, if you hook up with a girl, people find out about it. Much like highschool.
Oh, and expect stupid amounts of cocaine because of all the money at DU. Not only was I not the only guy that didn't do it on my floor, but that didn't do it at least one out of two weekends.
fuck the university of denver. go somewhere better" - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/381262/page/2/