University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Description:

Founded in 1965, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the youngest of the three universities in the University of Colorado system, and the school has seen rapid growth in recent years. UCCS has a stunning location at the foot of Pikes Peak. Undergraduates can choose from 34 degree programs with professional fields in business, communications, and nursing being some of the most popular.

The university typically ranks well among public universities in the west, and the undergraduate engineering school is particularly well regarded. In athletics, the UCCS Mountain Lions compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). 

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,559 (10,619 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,042 (in-state); $18,770 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,900
  • Other Expenses: $4,600
  • Total Cost: $24,342 (in-state); $35,070 (out-of-state)

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 59%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,749
    • Loans: $6,528

    Academic Programs:

    • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, History, Nursing, Psychology

    Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 37%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
    • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Vision Statement:

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    "The University of Colorado is a public research university with multiple campuses serving Colorado, the nation, and the world through leadership in high-quality education and professional training, public service, advancing research and knowledge, and state-of-the-art health care."