Resources › For Students and Parents Adams State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Vistas Restaurant at Adams State University. Michael C. Rael / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated January 28, 2018 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 College Acceptance Rate: 99%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 413 / 530SAT Math: 440 / 520What these SAT numbers meanColorado colleges SAT comparisonACT Composite: 17 / 22ACT English: 15 / 22ACT Math: 16 / 22What these ACT numbers meanColorado colleges ACT comparison 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 female81 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: $8,550Other Expenses: $2,763Total Cost: $22,266 (in-state); $33,282 (out-of-state) Adams State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97 percentPercentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 90 percentLoans: 58 percentAverage Amount of AidGrants: $7,562Loans: $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 percentTransfer Out Rate: 19 oercebt4-Year Graduation Rate: 14 percent6-Year Graduation Rate: 29 percent Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Track and Field, BasketballWomen'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 - Boulder, University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado State - Fort Collins all good range of choices, in terms of enrollment size and acceptance rates.