C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  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
    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

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Test Scores and GPA for Adams State University

Cost

Net Price
$9,886/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,065/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,173/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,840/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,859/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,043/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.38 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,805Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    58%
  • Motivated
    42%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Everyone knows everyone
    29%
  • Small
    5%

After Adams State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
47%
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
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Adams State University Reviews

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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!
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I do like that it is a smaller university. I like that I can actually feel like I can connect to the professor in some way. I prefer smaller classes. It's a pretty campus, and it was very convenient for me. However, in my opinion the university seems disorganized, both with the in person classes and the online classes. I took a history class that I thought was a GED but it wasn't, and didn't find that out until I was almost done with the class. So now I have a history credit that I probably won't need. It was hard getting a solid answer from the professors or the people working at the student union building. The professors I had were all good though. I didn't have one that I necessarily didn't like.
Adams State has awesome facilities for every sport. We have a weight room for athletes that could compete with any weight room in the country! Football has a knew stadium, there is a new pool, we have a pressurized bubble for track athletes to simulate competing at different altitudes. Sports are very important on campus and the school administrators recognize that.