We enjoyed having breakfast this morning with admissions representatives from CU-Boulder, Colorado College and University of Denver – three exciting yet distinct college options in the beautiful state of Colorado.
Here are a few fun facts we learned:
-Their new recreation center features an outdoor pool shaped like a buffalo.
-The highly regarded Aerospace Engineering program has graduated 18 astronauts.
-A new major, Technology, Arts & Media, is housed in the Engineering School. Students in this major and others can spend time in the BTU (“blow things up”) lab.
University of Denver
-Located 7 miles south of downtown Denver, the University has an equal number of undergraduate and graduate students (roughly 5,500 each) and operates on a quarter system.
-64% of last year’s freshman class came from over 500 miles away. University of Denver is about 30% in-state and 10% international.
-University of Denver has a strong “Learning Effectiveness Program” geared towards supporting students with learning differences.
-Colorado College operates on a “block plan” where students take one course at a time. Every class is capped at 25 students.
-The Baca campus is located 175 miles southwest in the mountains and serves as a “distraction-free space for reflection and enhanced learning.”
-The school has very recently entered into a partnership with the nearby Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, which will become a part of the College after several years of transition.