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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 91%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 47% of students, Northern Colorado alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
About University of Northern Colorado...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference

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
91%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,641/ 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
$8,554/ 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.155 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.154 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,328Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,764
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
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  • Average
    29%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • There is a lot of diversity on campus!!!
    19%
  • 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.168 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.191 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Perfect size campus
    38%
  • 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
47%
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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From the very first semester I observed how great the professors are in this school. My Biology and Chemistry professors were there to help after class hours and if they made a mistake, they were willing to change it. Fitting in was one of my biggest concerns entering UNC. However, on one of the very first days of college there was a huge event where campus activities, clubs, and sports were showcased. That was a great help to me since I didn't know how to get involved. I became part of Challenge, a Christian organization on campus, and it has been a huge blessing! These people helped me fit in and inspired me to love others.
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I love how small the actual university is. It is an overwhelming feeling coming to a school with a class of 200+ students, but other colleges such as CU Boulder have up to 400+ students in one lecture hall. I prefer how quiet and calm it is here at the school not to mention how helpful everyone here is. Not only am I talking about the staff but the students as well. This place is diverse and friendly, a great way to get the college experience. There are so many resources to help you in just about every single class that you can take here, so that is also great!
Almost all of the professors that I have had have been very personable, helpful, and genuinely care about you and your education. The class size is perfect for the Professors to get to know each student and for the students to get to know the teacher.

The food is very poor and the biggest problem at UNC!