In the heart of the Rocky Mountains is the University of Denver, the oldest private university in the United States, with a number of educational programs for just about everyone. It's also home to the Denver Pioneers, a NCAA Division 1 team famous for their hockey teams, which took the crown in 2004 and 2005, as well as 19 skiing titles.
It's not all about the academics and sports here, however. The University of Denver is also brimming with student life, with a number of activities for any kind of student, with over 100 different student organizations. They have a number of fraternities and sororities, educational clubs, and other extracurricular activities, as well as numerous events, concerts and film screenings on any given day of the week. If you're trying to fill time between classes and games, the University of Denver is full of fun and interesting activities for every kind of student.
For those choosing to live on campus, there are a number of excellent options, whether you're an underclassmen opting to go to one of the three dormitories, or an upperclassmen living in apartment or suite-style living.
Options for undergraduates include Johnson-McFarlane Centennial Halls, at $5,286 year for a double, $7,374 for a single, or $4,227 for a triple, Centennial Towers at $6,315 for a double or $8,079 for a single, or Nelson Hall, which gives you the options of apartment or suite style, at $6,183 for a Double Suite (which shares the bedroom and bathroom), or the Single Suite (which shares the bathroom) at $8,460, or $6,831 for a Double Apartment, $8,631 for a single apartment or Studio Apartment, or Nagel Hall, which has $6,183 for a double occupancy, or $8,631 for a single occupancy.
For graduate students, you can choose from Le Chateau, Cavlier, and House of York Apartments, at $6,048 for unfurnished studio, $7,554 for an unfurnished 1 bedroom, $5,652 for double bedroom with double occupancy, or $9,606 for an unfurnished 2 bedroom with one person. You can also try out the Aspen of Hilltop Apartments, with furnished one bedroom apartments at $8,184, or a 2 bedroom apartment with a roommate for $6,324, or Yorkshire Apartment for $8,184 for a furnished 1 bedroom apartment.
Each apartment or dorm room comes with a number of amenities to make the college living experience even more worthwhile. For those who really need to be connected, they have high-speed Internet and computer labs, as well as free local calling. For your entertainment needs, each room comes with free basic cable and a complete refrigerator/microwave/freezer unit. Each dorm also comes with laundry facilities, community rooms with big screen TVs and more for your enjoyment.
Feeling a bit hungry? There are a number of different meal plans for those living on campus. You can go with the Gold Plan, for $3,807 yearly, or $1,269, which gives you unlimited access to the cafeteria and $75 meal plan cash, the Crimson Plan, for $3,612 or $1,204, for unlimited access to the cafeteria after eleven pm, and $150 in meal plan cash. You can also opt for the Copper or Bronze plans, that give you a number of meals and a lot more meal plan cash for the same price or less.
If you're a freshman or sophomore and you don't commute from home, then you are required by the school to live in the dorms. If you've finished your sophomore year, however, and are looking for different options, never you fear, there are a number of fantastic apartments for you to choose from near the campus, and all throughout Denver, all for about the same price, or even cheaper, than the dorms. If dorm life is getting you down, then make your way over to an apartment, and start having the time of your life away from the hustle and bustle of campus.
For a great education, for some fun sports, for a fantastic time, the University of Denver delivers all you could want in college life. With fun and affordable living options, with all the luxury you could expect from apartment living, the dorms make the perfect place for your to enjoy the experience that much more. If you're milling through options, and still aren't sure which school is right for you, make it the University of Denver.