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
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
SAT Range
853-1050
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Adams State UniversitySee Other Colleges

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

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
Do You Work at Adams State University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,747Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    60%
  • Motivated
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    68%
  • Everyone knows everyone
    27%
  • Small
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Colleges like Adams State University
More

Adams State University Reviews

512 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of Adams State University
Rate It!
Varsity sports are not as big as they would be at Colorado University in Boulder. It is fun to attend an event with friends and cheer on the home team though! I enjoy going to the basketball games because of the atmosphere and watching the boys or girls try their hardest. It is also enjoyable when our team is winning, as it would be for any other team as well! The student section does not really beat that of Boulder or Fort Collins. For me personally I enjoy the small feel of the sport part of college and honestly don't have any complaints!
The school goes all out for freshman orientation making a huge effort to include all newcomers! I feel like I belong, and have been looking to get here my whole life.