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Report Card

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

About

501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
From University of Northern Colorado

At Colorado's most affordable research university, you can focus on advancing your education and career alongside dedicated faculty who have a passion for teaching. UNC supports student academic success, diversity, and achievement by providing a personalized education experience in a culturally rich learning environment.

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University of Northern Colorado Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
970-1200
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,965 / 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
$8,533 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 156 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 155 responses

Majors

B.A. in Geography, University of Northern Colorado

As a geography major at UNC, you’ll use scientific exploration to study issues like climate change, urbanization, industrial development, population growth and sustainability, migration, landscape transformation and political cooperation. You’ll have access to a state-of-the-art GIS lab and work side-by-side with expert Geography faculty who engage you through research and internships.

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
  • All
    6%
  • None
    75%
  • Some
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,752 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,058
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 98 responses
  • Average
    30%
  • There is a lot of diversity on campus!!!
    20%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Focused
    16%
  • Mullet, business in the front, party in the back
    10%
  • Blue-Collar - Working their way through school
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 169 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 192 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
  • Perfect size campus
    38%
  • Great school but terrible town
    20%
  • Awsome
    13%
  • Close to home
    7%
  • A school constantly rising in its ranks
    5%
  • Perfect for me
    5%
  • Small
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
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

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