Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

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Tuition & Fees

$9,560

$21,296

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
550
25th
450
75th
540
25th
440
75th
22
25th
15
75th
21
25th
17
75th
22
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

44%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,688
Declined 2
Total Received 1,690
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Public

2,374

undergraduate students

1,509

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1921, Adams State University is a public liberal arts 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 3,883
Established in 1921
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard
Alamosa, CO
81101

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
550
25th
450
75th
540
25th
440
75th
22
25th
15
75th
21
25th
17
75th
22
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,688
Declined 2
Total Received 1,690

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

67%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,585

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,856
Room $3,916
Board $5,000
Additional fees $3,704
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $20,276
Average Financial Aid - $9,585
Total with Avg. Aid $10,691

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,126,753
State $1,879,912
Institutional $3,092,439
Other external $1,329,713
Total $10,428,817

Non-need-based

Federal $9,313
State $14,313
Institutional $880,220
Other external $266,943
Total $1,170,789

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Government and Politics (United States). yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Sports Studies. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Sociology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • 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

3,883

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

61%

2,374
students

Female
44%
1,051

Male
56%
1,323

39%

1,509
students

Female
69%
1,045

Male
31%
464

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

61%

1,447
students

Female
48%
695

Male
52%
752

39%

927
students

Female
38%
356

Male
62%
571

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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