Redefining the Promise of Higher Education

The Denver Difference campaign is our most ambitious yet. It is a turning point that sets a new bar for higher education, and marks a dramatic shift in conventional thinking about what the university experience can and should be.

DU is setting the bar with our approach to higher education, developing and preparing students to be successful in life in every way – and this campaign makes it possible.

We’re raising $1B to firmly establish the University of Denver as the standard to match. Help us show the world what DU can do.


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Changing Lives. Shaping the Future.


We are the Denver Difference.

Let's show the world what DU can do.


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Thinking Differently to Achieve the Extraordinary

DU is a university like no other. We exemplify what higher education should be – and how a top-tier university can contribute to the world in the 21st century. We’re proud of our prominence in research and best-in-class athletics. But our success in these areas is not the whole story.

Our initiatives in mental health, education, policy, international law, human performance, affordable housing and civil discourse impact Denver, Colorado, the region and the world. Here, students from different cultures find themselves among their peers and part of an exceptional, diverse community of students, faculty and alumni.

Our Impact
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Establishing University of Denver as the standard to match.

This campaign will firmly establish DU’s 4D Experience as the standard to match, and it will open doors for our faculty and students to achieve their aspirations and ambitions. To that end, our campaign priorities are our people – and the programs and places that facilitate their work.

We’re preparing students for the pressing future they face, and we believe that helping them become well-rounded adults is the most conscientious, responsible, and successful way to do that. This campaign enables us to deliver transformational support, resources and experience to unleash our promise to its fullest effect.

Campaign Priorities

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Together, we are a powerful force.

With your support, students can bring their ambition to DU, thrive, and leave with the skill and ethical mindset to champion a better tomorrow. Faculty will be unconstrained in their purpose to unlock human potential – in their classrooms, their programs, and their research. Scholarships will provide a path for high-achieving students to realize their dreams and goals, dramatically expand our ability to bring exceptional talent to DU, support greater diversity, and broaden our worldview.

This campaign will invest in people, programs and places to open our doors wider for high performance and innovation – cementing DU’s reputation, furthering the 4D Experience and raising the bar for everyone.

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Unlock Your Potential

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Greet the Future with Confidence

With a Four-Dimensional Experience, you will graduate with more than a degree. You will build a comprehensive and dynamic set of skills that will serve you throughout your entire life. You will leave DU knowing the value you bring to every opportunity, confident in your ability to make a difference in your life, your communities and the world.

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The University of Denver admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

If interested in more information, please explore DU’s Consumer Disclosures, the Office of Equal Opportunity & Office of Title IX and HEERF Disclosures.