Tuition & Fees

$9,440

$20,456

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
53%
300-399
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
48%
400-499
44%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
44%
12-17
33%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
59%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,771
Declined + 20
Total Received 1,791
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Public

1,949

undergraduate students

1,359

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Sociology
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Codes

SAT 4001
ACT 0496

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,308
Established in 1921
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Alamosa, CO

90-acre campus in Alamosa (population: 9,918), 120 miles from Pueblo. Served by air and bus.

Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard
Alamosa, CO 81101

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
38%
400-499
53%
300-399
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
48%
400-499
44%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
44%
12-17
33%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
48%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
59%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,771
Declined + 20
Total Received 1,791

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Eric Carpio
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 719 587-7712
F: 719 587-8222
admissions@adams.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,827

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,440
Room $3,400
Board $2,115
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $16,155
Average Financial Aid - $13,827
Total with Avg. Aid $2,328

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,658,208
State $1,962,021
Institutional $3,226,572
Other external $1,137,513
Total $10,984,314

Non-need-based

Federal $9,306
State $22,687
Institutional $792,268
Other external $223,623
Total $1,047,884

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 344-1687
F: 719 587-7366
financialaid@adams.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Phillip Schroeder
Director of Financial Aid
pschroeder@adams.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
cycling
football
golf
lacrosse
rodeo
rugby
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Larry Mortensen (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Grizzlies
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Security Systems
Counseling Education/Supervision
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Physiology/Leisure Science
General Business
Geographic Information Systems
Geology
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
Higher Education Administration/Leadership
History
History/Government
Mathematics
Music
Nutrition
Psychology
Secondary Education
Selected Studies
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech/Theatre Arts
Sports Psychology
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Sociology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,308

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

59%

1,949
students

Female
47%
915

Male
53%
1,034

41%

1,359
students

Female
66%
902

Male
34%
457

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

1,517
students

Female
49%
741

Male
51%
776

23%

432
students

Female
41%
174

Male
59%
258

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
34%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

99%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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