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University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
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  • 4 Year
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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UCCS is an above-average public university located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,168 undergraduate students. The UCCS acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 45% of students, UCCS alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,600.

About

1420 AUSTIN BLUFFS PARKWAY
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80918
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Rankings

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UCCS Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$16,221 / 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
$6,416 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 110 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 130 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 130 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,168 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,538
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 99 responses
  • Normal and Kind
    23%
  • Nice and open
    21%
  • Working
    17%
  • Respectful
    15%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Snoody
    6%
  • Quiet
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 166 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 195 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
  • Nice, open, scenic, and safe
    42%
  • Nice and open
    21%
  • Scenic, helpful, supportive
    10%
  • Fantastic
    8%
  • Scenic
    7%
  • Average
    5%
  • Average, small, scenic, okay
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 85 responses

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