B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Scores Range
980-1190
ACT Scores Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Cost

Net Price
$13,722/ 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
    $12,821/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,992/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,389/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,728/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,331/ year

Academics

Professors
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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,363Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Normal and Kind
    26%
  • Nice and open
    21%
  • Respectful
    18%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Working
    12%
  • Snoody
    6%
  • 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.149 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.178 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Nice, open, scenic, and safe
    44%
  • Nice and open
    24%
  • Fantastic
    9%
  • Scenic
    7%
  • Average
    6%
  • Average, small, scenic, okay
    4%
  • Scenic, helpful, supportive
    4%

After University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
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

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Reviews

1,605 reviews
All Categories
I've loved this school ever since I was a child. I basically grew up here but the more I'm here the more I realize it wasn't all that I dreamed it was. They tend to screw you over financially and not tell you or talk to you about your whole situation and academically some teachers just want to watch your world burn. That's okay though because the environment and student community is there for you, the students are amazingly nice and are easy to befriend!
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I love the size of the classes and the professors are great! They are passionate about what they do and you can tell that they love teaching their subject. The only con I can think about at UCCS is the parking. Good commuter school, nice campus, great professors, decent on-campus housing and a beautiful/scenic and safe area.
There's a reason the acceptance rate is almost 100%- they are ballooning the campus population in order to afford rapid expansion including new dorm buildings, parking garages, and an art center. I'm expecting that once they get large enough they'll make it more selective, and at that point the school's academics, student life, and general campus experience will vastly improve.

If you are a business major, be prepared to (a) teach yourself, (b) create your own career & professional development opportunities (which you should always be doing, but especially at this school because the quality of opportunities suck), and (c) have 1.8 million group projects with some of the most lazy & disorganized students you've ever seen.

Seems like most of the professors had bustling careers back in the 1980s or earlier, so even if they do care their experience isn't relevant for a 21st century grad, especially within fields like Information Systems and Marketing.