B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Northern Colorado is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, CO 80639
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Scores Range
950-1160
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Northern Colorado

Cost

Net Price
$12,978/ 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
    $13,998/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,375/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,604/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,043/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,174/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.141 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.140 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,339Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Average
    34%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Mullet, business in the front, party in the back
    12%
  • There is a lot of diversity on campus!!!
    11%
  • Blue-Collar - Working their way through school
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.153 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.176 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Perfect size campus
    36%
  • Great school but terrible town
    21%
  • Awsome
    13%
  • Close to home
    8%
  • Small
    6%
  • Perfect for me
    5%
  • All of the first six answers
    4%

After University of Northern Colorado

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses

University of Northern Colorado Reviews

1,937 reviews
All Categories
The campus to truly beautiful, especially during the fall. There are six different tiers of dorms, 1 being the basic whole hall shares one bathroom and 6 being an apartment style home with two bedrooms and four people may live with you. The professors are willing to help you with any type of school work and you can make an appointment with them to just talk. There are lots of different places to eat on campus and bunches of coffee shops. UNC is huge on wrestling but has many different sports along with it including a Quidditch team! Lastly, there is a main street near of school that has mini music festivals monthly and small restaurants that have some of the best food you have ever had.
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I believe with the University of Northern Colorado it is very difficult to become involved. One of the main issues I have seen with this University is that they don't advertise events very well at all so that you can get involved. This gives you lack of friends and sense of community, this also has given this university a lack of pride. Once you do find some friends though there are great people here and the academics are great. If you want an easy transition from high school to college this is the place! It has a beautiful campus that my friends and I love to sit out on the grass on. Resident halls are great, you just have to find what fits you, I was originally in a newer building (Harrison Hall) and I wasn't a big fan, this hall is for the social butterflies. I now live in an older hall (Snyder hall) and love the environment. You have to just find what works for you.
I visited Northern Colorado and I love it there! Everyone is so friendly and the campus is just the right size. Also, the dorms are pretty nice. Definitely some of the nicer looking dorms I have seen at a college. I just got accepted and I can't wait to be a future bear! I can't wait for next year and to apply for housing. Skiing, academics, campus, weather, and hiking. Everything I could possibly want in a college and more! They also have my major which is a huge plus! I am so over joyed with excitement and already can't wait for move in day!