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Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,514 undergraduate students. The Adams State acceptance rate is 99%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 29% of students, Adams State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,700.
About Adams State University...
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
880-1080
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$12,989/ 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
$8,447/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,514Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
446
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
58%
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
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Everyone knows everyone
    28%
  • Small
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
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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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!
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As an incoming freshman, Adams State has been so welcoming! I was able to complete the registration process so easily because of all the help that was offered. I highly recommend Adams State to anyone who wants a small school experience with the family feel.
Adams State University is a college that has so much to offer! Not only is this school located in one of the prettiest places in the state, but the school itself will set anyone up for success! Adams offers almost every major one can think of, the class sizes are small allowing for students to make personal connections with professors and peers, and there are so many campus clubs and organizations to Vern involved with!