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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
UCCS is an above-average public university located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,171 undergraduate students. The UCCS acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Biology. Graduating 43% of students, UCCS alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,300.
About University of Colorado - Colorado Springs...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Website

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 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
93%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1250
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$15,427/ 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
    $12,440/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,045/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,048/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,209/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,498/ 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
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.110 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.121 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,171Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 92 responses
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  • Normal and Kind
    25%
  • Nice and open
    22%
  • Respectful
    16%
  • Working
    14%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Snoody
    7%
  • Quiet
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.157 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.186 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Nice, open, scenic, and safe
    45%
  • Nice and open
    23%
  • Fantastic
    9%
  • Scenic
    8%
  • Average
    5%
  • Scenic, helpful, supportive
    4%
  • Average, small, scenic, okay
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses
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It was difficult to have a typical college experience here. It might have been because it is mainly a "commuter" school for people who are usually from Colorado. Although not luxurious, it is a very convenient college to attend if you wish to have a foot in the normal world and the college world. People may associate college as the party years, or with living in dorms. But UCCS seems like a more distinguished college, as you share classes with young students who also work full time, veterans, and older students.
I also found that academics were not the greatest. When compared with old high school friends, I found that some friends were getting a better education than me at other schools. I had one professor who cancelled more than 50% of her classes! I'm sure others have had better experiences with UCCS than I have, but I am currently in the process of transferring.
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The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is a great school to attend. It is a very green school and sustainability is very important here. The classes aren't very large so the professors will get to know you personally. The rec center is phenomenal. There are always activities going on during the week and weekends on campus. There is also a club for everyone! Because of this, everybody has a place that they can feel comfortable and fit in. The people are also amazing. You make new friends all the time and it is a safe, fun environment.
The campus is beautiful! During the summer, when it's warm I love to study outside sitting under a tree. The professors are so kind and understanding to everyone's personal needs. I love the students and how everyone is so welcoming and loves to socialize with new people. I have never felt lost here, there is always someone there to help and make sure you have a wonderful experience here. The trails at the back of campus are amazing to hike just to take some personal time!