Class of 2021 Moving to Campus
Monday, Sept. 4, is move-in day for first-year students at the University of Denver. The approximately 1,500 students who make up the class of 2021 will represent the most diverse class of first-year students to attend DU. Nearly a quarter of the incoming class identifies as an ethnic minority other than white.
A third of the students moving to campus are not traveling far; they attended high school right here in Colorado. However, 68 percent of students are coming from out of state, representing 49 states and 36 countries. In fact, 65 percent of first-year students are traveling more than 500 miles to become Pioneers.
- 32 percent are from Colorado
- 15 percent are from the West
- 20 percent are from the Midwest
- 12 percent are from the Northeast
- 6 percent are from the Southeast
- 8 percent are from the Southwest
- 7 percent are international
First-generation college students make up 19 percent of the class of 2021, while 11 percent are legacy students who have had a sibling or parent attend DU before them.
In addition to first-year students, DU is welcoming about 150 transfer students for the fall quarter. Approximately half of these students are from Colorado.