As students matriculate back to the DU campus, The Princeton Review released its annual college reviews yesterday. The review does not ‘rank’ universities but rather identifies strengths and captures student feedback. Students were positively quoted regarding academic curriculum, rigor, and quality of faculty. Students spoke positively about the on-campus learning environment, club sports, and social engagement. All this while touting the City of Denver, access to the arts and proximity to the Rockies, and skiing. The upbeat reviews couldn’t have come at a better time as DU continues to grapple with the realities, risks, and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DU ranked well in a number of areas such as Best Athletic Facilities (#15), College City Gets High Marks (#14), Best College Library (#4), Most Popular Study Abroad Program (#3) and Election, What Election? (2).
Interestingly, DU ranked in the bottom five for political engagement (Election, What Election?) for a second consecutive year. Assuming this is an accurate metric, this might indicate that the environment on campus is not exactly welcoming to political discourse, something we have suspected for years now.
Nonetheless, it is always positive to hear that DU students are pleased with their experience at DU and appreciate the value.
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