Adams State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Vistas Restaurant at Adams State University
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Adams State University Admission Overview:

The acceptance rate at Adams State University is 65%, which is encouraging for those interested in applying. Applicants are required to submit test scores, with the majority of applicants submitting scores from the ACT. The SAT is also accepted, and neither test is given preference when determining a student's acceptance. The school does not require the writing portion of either exam.

Admissions Data (2016):

Adams State University Description:

Adams State University is a public liberal arts college located in Alamosa, Colorado. The 90-acre campus sits in the San Luis Valley surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The city of Pueblo is about two hours to the northeast. Adams State students can choose from 16 majors and 28 minors. Business is the most popular among undergraduates, and education and counseling dominate at the master's level. Academics are supported by an 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and professors serve as students' academic advisors. Student life is active with over 40 clubs and organizations.

On the athletic front, the Adams State Grizzlies compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The college fields nine men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,370 (2,014 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51 percent male / 49 percent female
  • 81 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,153 (in-state); $20,169 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,550
  • Other Expenses: $2,763
  • Total Cost: $22,266 (in-state); $33,282 (out-of-state)

Adams State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90 percent
    • Loans: 58 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,562
    • Loans: $6,782

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Government, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, English Literature, Earth Science

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 53 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19 oercebt
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 29 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Track and Field, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Swimming, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Adams State University, You May Also Like These Schools:

Applicants that are looking for a 4-year, public university located in Colorado might find Fort Lewis College, Metro State, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado - BoulderUniversity of Northern Colorado, and Colorado State - Fort Collins all good range of choices, in terms of enrollment size and acceptance rates.