The University of Denver has a lot to offer both in and out of the classroom.

We can all sense when it's time for a change. When life's routine becomes stale, when you feel stuck in your position at work, or when you think you're not embracing your full potential. Sometimes, it's just not enough to get a drastic haircut or read a new self-help book to spur earth-moving change, but perhaps a major move and going back to school are worth considering if you want to break free of monotony and grow yourself in ways you never thought possible.

The University of Denver is one of those schools where big ideas are welcomed and fostered and students have a vibrant quality of life. On top of that, students have access to activities that can't be enjoyed just anywhere. One campus tour will prove that this is a University that encourages working hard and playing hard. If you're in need of a push towards a drastic change, give our reasons to pack up and head to Denver for a new beginning a look:

The University of Denver's Daniels College of Business 2019 rankings alone speaks for themselves.

  • CEO Magazine—Denver MBA ranked Tier 1 globally 
  • CEO Magazine—Executive MBA ranked No. 7 globally 
  • Princeton Review—No. 4 Best Green MBA in the nation
  • U.S. News & World Report—No. 91 in Best Business Schools 
  • Businessweek MBA Student Survey—No. 30 for Skills Being Applicable to the Real World

You're surrounded by indoor and outdoor fun.

Want to spend an afternoon hiking through an aspen grove? You got it. Feel like skiing through fresh snow? Go for it. Need an intense workout on a rock climbing wall? We know a place. Want to check out Denver's newest craft brewery? Cheers! Think of Denver as one big grown-up playground where you can explore new hobbies as often as you want.

Denver is in the hotbed of innovation. 

With so many startups and mile-a-minute industries that call Denver home, you'd be hard-pressed to not find a job upon getting your MBA.

Domestic travel is much easier when you're in the middle of the US.

Enjoying a getaway or work trip is much more pleasant when the flights don't take an entire day. For those curious, it's six hours to Hawaii, an hour and a half to Austin and Las Vegas, four hours to Miami, and three-ish hours to Washington, D.C., and Seattle. This also gives your coastal family and friends an excuse to come visit you for a mountain adventure.

In all seriousness, pursuing a major life change comes with its own sacrifices, but in the end, it's all worth it. To become a smarter, happier, more fulfilled you, don't be afraid to do something completely different. It will be wonderful.

How do I know this? 

Because I did it. And you can too.