Founded in 1864, The University of Denver (DU) is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region (USA). The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity.

Schools & Colleges:
- Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- Lamont School of Music
- Graduate School of Professional Psychology
- Graduate School of Social Work
- School of Engineering and Computer Science
- Daniels College of Business
- Sturm College of Law
- The Women's College of the University of Denver
- University College
- Morgridge College of Education

- Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
- Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

University Rankings:

- 48th best among private universities and 84th among all public and private "National Universities" by U.S. News & World Report (2010).

- Sturm College of Law is ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools 2009" report:
   - 77th in the nation
   - 9th for part-time legal education
   - 15th for environmental law
   - 19th for tax law
   - 33rd for the clinical training program

- 2nd in the nation among doctoral and research institutions in the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs, according to the 2008 Open Doors report released by the Institute of International Education.

- 57th for clinical psychology programs, according to the US News graduate school rankings 2009.

- Sturm College of Law is placed as a top-100 law school (at 77th place) in U.S.News & World Report's 2008 "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. It is also ranked 16th in environmental law; and 21st in tax law. The Graduate School of Social Work is rated 38th, while the Department of Psychology's clinical psychology doctorate program ranted 49th, and its research psychology doctorate program rated 123rd. The public policy master's program is placed 76th.

- The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is ranked 9th in the nation for graduate programs in a 2006/2007 survey performed by the College of William and Mary and published by Foreign Policy magazine.

- 85th among national doctoral universities (USNWR 2007 college rankings for undergraduate education).

- In 2005 Foreign Policy Magazine ranked the Graduate School of International Studies' master's program 10th in the country.

- Placed in the top-25 fittest colleges in America (Men's Fitness magazine).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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