These schools are similar to University of Denver in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
67% of students
I loved the outdoorsy community and how open and nice people are. Most teachers are very accommodating and understanding and there's always a resource somewhere for you and your needs.
It's a small campus and It does snow so be prepared for cold weather. Classes go fast the 10-week quarter system is no joke but it's Worth It and the business program is amazing.
I really liked all my professors and the campus is great! There are a ton of study spots available and the campus isn't too big or too small. I also really like that it's right next to the light rail, so I can travel downtown or to the airport.
It's not as diverse as I thought it would be. I have to go out of my way to find friends who look like me or experienced the same things that I did growing up. The people generally are nice, but the school gives tokenism vibes. They also haven't changed their mascot, even though it's highly offensive to the native community. Finally, I haven't found or gotten many opportunities as a minority student compared to the school I'll be transferring to.
The campus is small, so it's easy to make connections with people of all grades and ages. The class sizes are relatively small and it's easy to have a personal relationship with your professors and ask for help when needed.
Even though it is a private institution with pressure on social issues and being "progressive", some queerphobic and racially motivated things do happen. The campus is also very close to downtown, making crime an issue.