Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

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Tuition & Fees

$9,440

$20,864

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
46%
400-499
41%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
13%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
55%
12-17
32%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,749
Declined 16
Total Received 1,765
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Public

1,959

undergraduate students

1,142

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Adams State, founded in 1921, is a public university. Its 90-acre campus is located in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,101
Established in 1921
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

90-acre campus in Alamosa (population: 9,871), 120 miles from Pueblo. Served by air and bus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Pueblo
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pueblo Memorial

Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard
Alamosa, CO
81101

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Programming Board
  • Student government
  • Semillas de la Tierra
  • Newman Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Martin Luther King Week
  • ASU Cares Days
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
62%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
46%
400-499
41%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
13%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
55%
12-17
32%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.14

Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,749
Declined 16
Total Received 1,765

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,424

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,736
Room & board $8,760
Additional fees $3,704
Books & supplies $1,800
Other fees $1,251
Total $21,251
Average Financial Aid - $5,424
Total with Avg. Aid $15,827

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Physics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Corrections
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminology
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Drawing
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Geography
Geography, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Office Management and Supervision
Painting
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Wildlife Biology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

3,101

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

1,959
students

Female
46%
903

Male
54%
1,056

37%

1,142
students

Female
70%
795

Male
30%
347

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

1,363
students

Female
49%
659

Male
51%
704

31%

596
students

Female
41%
244

Male
59%
352

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 58%
Student 4 year graduation rate 29%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

234

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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