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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Adams State is a public university located in Alamosa, Colorado. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,483 undergraduate students. The Adams State acceptance rate is 99%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 27% of students, Adams State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,700.
208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, CO 81101
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Adams State University Rankings

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Adams State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1080
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,314/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,846/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,483Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
514
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    52%
  • Motivated
    48%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    65%
  • Everyone knows everyone
    27%
  • Small
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Online courses at Adams State University are quite frankly a joke. Each week the instructor posts a 5-10 minute video explaining what is due, from there it is a self-taught program. I am in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and each week we are expected to read 80-100 pages of the textbook, plus 2-3 articles sent out as old PDF scans, watch a youtube video that's anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours long, then participate in a discussion. Multiply this times the number of classes you're taking. THERE ARE NO VIDEO LECTURES PROVIDED. I am a visual learner and do not learn well from reading textbooks. Also, there is no standard format for using Blackboard, some instructors post extra assignments (not in the syllabus) in the Announcements or Discussion section instead of the Learning Modules, so many of us have missed assignments. If I didn't need the Master's degree to become licensed, I'd be better off watching free lectures online. Can't believe I'm paying for this.
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Online courses at Adams State University are quite frankly a joke. Each week the instructor posts a 5-10 minute video explaining what is due, from there it is a self-taught program. I am in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and each week we are expected to read 80-100 pages of the textbook, plus 2-3 articles sent out as old PDF scans, watch a youtube video that's anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours long, then participate in a discussion. Multiply this times the number of classes you're taking. THERE ARE NO VIDEO LECTURES PROVIDED. I am a visual learner and do not learn well from reading textbooks. Also, there is no standard format for using Blackboard, some instructors post extra assignments (not in the syllabus) in the Announcements or Discussion section instead of the Learning Modules, so many of us have missed assignments. If I didn't need the Master's degree to become licensed, I'd be better off watching free lectures online. Can't believe I'm paying for this.
I met so many incredible people at Adams State. I had the opportunity to form wonderful relationships with my professors and peers alike. As a huge sport's fan, I would have loved to have seen a larger excitement around the athletics, although National Champs in track and cross-country are an amazing accomplishment!