University of Denver Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.01 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 10 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 6 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 11,778 (5,517 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $40,038
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.14 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is relatively small and that provides accessibility to faculty and speakers who are routinely brought in. However, tuition is ridiculous and scholarships are few and far between.
3.93 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

I have been extremely impressed with the quality of classes, the networking opportunities with guest speakers and the overall quality and atmosphere of the campus. I would say honestly the only negative would be the debt burden even for those, like myself, who received the highest merit based scholarships. The remaining tuition, cost of living and mandatory overseas internship which students must pay for out of pocket makes the debt burden really the only negative of the program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

Fantastic school with a ton of support and resources for every student. They WANT you to succeed here.
4.43 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I am extremely happy I chose the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver for my Master's studies.
4.29 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I am an international student, so my experience does not reflect that of a US citizen. The Josef Korbel school is a fantastic school. Its professors, instructors, and admin staff are all of an incredibly high quality. The best piece of advice I can give is that I would chose this school again given the choice. The main cons of the school for me have been: its location vis-a-vis networking (Denver is great but it cannot compete with schools on the East coast for proximity to organizations); career advice for international students is less useful than for domestic students (that is likely always the case); and, although a thesis option is offered, it seems neither well thought out nor well supported. This said, my experience working with professors/instructors has been overwhelming positive.
3.68 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my program are really the professors and various campus groups. Through my involvement with student groups, I learned some of my most valuable lessons and made lasting relaitonships. The biggest weakness in my program is that it was not as academically challenging as I would have liked. I came from a very rigorous undergraduate and expected to be challenged here to the same extent that I was there. In some ways I was challenged to improve my quality of work (better sources, more condensed writing, etc.). But, overall, I will leave feeling like there is still so much more I wanted to learn and did not.
3.29 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program in Denver, though lacking in campus safety and very expensive area.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very useful and provides interesting courses that are relevant to my career goals.
4.64 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I love this school. It's a great atmosphere and pushes you to be better.
4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

DU is a great school with many opportunities available for students!
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