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  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 8,348 undergraduate students. The Northern Colorado acceptance rate is 90%. 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 $32,100.
About University of Northern Colorado...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, CO 80639
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
928-1150
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
$13,065/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,776/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,507/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,835/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,300/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,529/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.150 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.149 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,348Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Average
    31%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Focused
    17%
  • There is a lot of diversity on campus!!!
    16%
  • Mullet, business in the front, party in the back
    11%
  • Blue-Collar - Working their way through school
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%

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.163 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.186 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Perfect size campus
    35%
  • Great school but terrible town
    21%
  • Awsome
    13%
  • 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
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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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.
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The University of Northern Colorado is a great place to be! Not only do the division 1 sports out shine many other Colorado schools, the programs offered are diverse and well accredited. Professors and other students are diverse and kind to all others. Campus life is good, I wish there was more city life rather than farm life, but besides that its wonderful!
UNC has its own charm. The campus is really beautiful and there's a lot of things the school has to offer. I've had overwhelmingly positive experiences here in terms of dorms, food, making friends, professors and learning. It might not be a top-tier school but the welcoming atmosphere is what is most important to my learning. I've made lifelong friends and had a lot of fun. I'd recommend anyone to go here!