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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
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Northern Colorado is a public university located in Greeley, Colorado. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,328 undergraduate students. The Northern Colorado acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 48% of students, Northern Colorado alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
About University of Northern Colorado...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1000-1240
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,003/ 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
$7,708/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.154 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.153 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,328Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,764
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Average
    29%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • There is a lot of diversity on campus!!!
    18%
  • Focused
    16%
  • Mullet, business in the front, party in the back
    10%
  • Blue-Collar - Working their way through school
    4%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.167 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.190 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Perfect size campus
    37%
  • Great school but terrible town
    20%
  • Awsome
    12%
  • Close to home
    7%
  • A school constantly rising in its ranks
    5%
  • Perfect for me
    5%
  • Small
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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University of Northern Colorado Reviews

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I have not started school yet, but everything seems great! The school provides a ton of resources for students, and everyone here is very friendly. The dorms are nice and well kept, so is the campus. The food is alright, the best part id the variety. So I can't wait to continue my journey here and experience all college has to offer.
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I loved my time at UNC! Would recommend to anyone that doesn't mind the smell of Greeley every once in awhile. Loved every professor I had directed to my major and will use what I learned for my future career. I had a great time attending this university, got my school work done while being on a sports team here and also had fun with my friends on the weekends!
My name is Lauren Espinoza and it is my first year at the University of Northern Colorado and so far it has been blissful! Coming into college is a big step up, which can be stressful, scary and exciting all at once. UNC, does an extraordinary job at welcoming incoming students. From exposing you to all activities, clubs, etc. that are provided to filling you with important information necessary to help you transition. I enjoy very much how I feel like I am at home at UNC. Everyone, is very helpful, joyful, energetic and funny. I know that I can count on anybody around campus even though I may not know them. There is a variety of places for one to eat, find resources and places to study and do homework. All races, ethnicities, and cultures are presented throughout the country, allowing us to share and experience from one another.Definitely, a perfect match for me and would not want to change a thing.