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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Adams State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, CO 81101
Website

Adams State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
853-1050
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,888/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,446/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,552/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,558/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,288/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,960/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,625Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    55%
  • Motivated
    45%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Everyone knows everyone
    29%
  • Small
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
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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Adams State University Reviews

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Adams State University is a forward-thinking and progressive institution placed in a family-friendly neighborhood. The people that inhabit Adams are very warm beings and the professors are truly helpful and compassionate. As an athlete, the school does a good job of taking good care of us but not placing us above the other students. Though based in a small town, Adams is a great institution for any student looking to further the progression of their dreams and goals for numerous reasons!
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I currently do not take classes in the University of Adams State, but I have been taking concurrent enrollment classes with them since my junior year in high school. I am pretty pleased with the concurrent enrollment classes I've taken and currently taking. I've visited the campus multiple times since I only live about 35 miles from the campus. I've visited it during school field trips and during exams for my concurrent enrollment classes. I can say that most of what they have is pretty nice. A few of the buildings could be updated. Many of my friends attend college there and most of them seemed pretty pleased with their college experience.
Just got out of the military last May 2017 and going to college for the first time at this school has been going great. The teachers are very understanding of my obligations as being in the Army Reserves and they are always there if one needs help or is struggling in the class. They are very helpful and have a lot to offer, especially workshops for my major. I do hope that students here should take advantage of the services offered in this school, may it be for tutoring, workshops, resume-writing classes,work-study jobs, and they even help students in need of food.