Discover CU Denver Week, November 18-24, Application Fee Waived

Falling for the Mile High City

Students love this city and the university that calls it home

November 8, 2019

You are an explorer. From hiking trails and campsites to theaters and restaurants, you want to experience it all. You dream of striking out on your own in a fresh new place – with good coffee (Dazbog), great local music (Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats) and tons of sunshine (300 days a year).

It’s official: You’re CU Denver-bound.

This means a high-energy, urban campus just minutes from tons of outdoor adventures. A school where outstanding teachers, world-class research and real career opportunities are waiting for you, all with a view of the amazing Rocky Mountains.

You’re ready to take the leap and with Discover CU Denver Week Nov. 18 – 24, it’s the perfect time to apply to your dream school.

There may be a lot of miles between you and the land of the Lynx, but that won’t stop you from making it your new home. It didn’t stop these students …

Michaela Fox

Michaela Fox headshot

Home state: New York
Area of study:
International Studies

Why CU Denver?
“I came to CU Denver on a tour and fell in love with [the university and the city]. Denver’s a great place to be right now, because there’s so much growth. I promise you’ll never get bored.”

How do you like being a Lynx?
“CU Denver has the sophistication that I was looking for. And moving to Denver has grown my independence. I enjoy being here and exploring the city on my own.”

Advice to other students:
“When you leave your hometown or home state, you give yourself room to grow and become who you’re meant to be. So, go out of your comfort zone and go to a school out of state.”

Asante Hays

Home state: Illinois
Area of study:
Architecture

Why CU Denver?
“It’s located in the heart of Denver. I have so many opportunities to network with architectural firms and others in the field.”

How do you like being a Lynx?
“Everyone here is extremely friendly, and I’m able to pick up hobbies that I may not pick up back home in Chicago, like rock climbing, backpacking and hiking.”

Advice to other students:
“Don’t be afraid to talk to people. It’s a good way to get immersed in the university culture.”

Jordan Mellon

Home state: Pennsylvania
Area of study:
International studies and political science

Why CU Denver?
“I can step out of class and am surrounded by skyscrapers, and I can turn around and the mountains are right there. I can go [up to the mountains] on the weekend to spend some time in nature. Then, I can come downtown and go out with my friends. It’s the best of both worlds. I’ve fallen in love with Colorado.”

How do you like being a Lynx?
“My time here has been so impactful. The professors here want to develop you wholly as a student and as a person. I’ve recognized dreams and goals that I never realized I had. And CU Denver has helped me develop into someone who is capable of achieving them.”

Advice to other students:
“Take the leap [and go out of state]. You learn so much about yourself. Understand that you might be uncomfortable, but it is 100 percent worth it.”

Ethan Turner

Ethan Turner Headshot

Home state: Maryland
Area of study:
Biology and studio arts

Why CUDenver?
“Denver is such a melting pot of different cultures, and it’s rich in opportunities. And I’ve been snowboarding since I was 7 years old, so the proximity to the mountains is amazing.”

How do you like being a Lynx?
“Coming to [CU] Denver has introduced me to so many new cultures and people from all over the world. Even though I’ve only been here for a short time, it already feels like home. I see myself staying in Colorado for grad school and my other future endeavors.”

Advice to other students:
“Look outside your state for colleges. There are so many new things you can be introduced to when you go to college out of state.”

Jordan Nottoli

Jordan Notolli headshot

Home state: Illinois
Area of study:
Marketing

Why CU Denver?
“I always knew that one day I wanted to venture out West. I love Colorado, and Denver is an incredible place to live. I picked CU Denver for the diversity on campus and the proximity to downtown.”

How do you like being a Lynx?
“CU Denver is an amazing place. It gives you a safe environment to break out of your comfort zone and explore who you are.”

Advice to other students:
“Join a club [or student activity]. Whether it’s a musical or a business club or something else, clubs are a great way to make connections, make friends and make your college experience 10 times better. I’ve met amazing people whom I believe will be lifelong friends.”