Resources › For Students and Parents University of Northern Colorado Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print City of Greeley / Flickr / Public Domain 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 October 02, 2019 University of Northern Colorado Description: The University of Northern Colorado is a public university located on a 260-acre campus in Greeley, Colorado, a small city about an hour north of Denver. Students come from 38 states and five countries, and undergraduates can choose from over 100 Bachelor's degree programs. Interdisciplinary studies, business and nursing are among the most popular majors. At the graduate level, education is quite strong. Academics are supported by a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active, and the university has numerous fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Northern Colorado Bears compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. Admissions Data (2016): University of Northern Colorado Acceptance Rate: 90%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 468 / 580SAT Math: 460 / 570SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanColorado colleges SAT comparisonBig Sky Conference SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 19 / 25ACT English: 19 / 25ACT Math: 18 / 25What these ACT numbers meanColorado colleges ACT comparisonBig Sky Conference ACT score comparison Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 13,087 (10,011 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female83% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $8,888 (in-state); $20,474 (out-of-state)Books: $1,350 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,770Other Expenses: $2,610Total Cost: $23,618 (in-state); $35,204 (out-of-state) University of Northern Colorado Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 70%Loans: 57%Average Amount of AidGrants: $8,605Loans: $6,042 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Art, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Exercise Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%Transfer Out Rate: 37%4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%6-Year Graduation Rate: 48% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Wrestling, Basketball, Track and Field, BaseballWomen's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Profiles of Other Colorado Colleges Adams State | Air Force Academy | Colorado Christian | Colorado College | Colorado Mesa | Colorado School of Mines | Colorado State | CSU Pueblo | Fort Lewis | Johnson & Wales | Metro State | Naropa | Regis | University of Colorado | UC Colorado Springs | UC Denver | University of Denver | Western State If You Like the University of Northern Colorado, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Wyoming: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphArizona State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Oregon: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Washington: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBrigham Young University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHawaii Pacific University: Profile Northern Arizona University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Northern Colorado Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.unco.edu/pres/mission.html "The University of Northern Colorado shall be a comprehensive baccalaureate and specialized graduate research university with selective admission standards. The University shall offer a comprehensive array of baccalaureate programs and master's and doctoral degrees primarily in the field of education. The University of Northern Colorado has statewide authority to offer graduate programs for the preparation of educational personnel."