Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

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

Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

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
8%
500-599
47%
400-499
41%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
13%
30-36
4%
24-29
6%
18-23
46%
12-17
37%
6-11
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
34%
12-17
51%
30-36
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
55%
12-17
32%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

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

1,858

undergraduate students

1,139

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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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 2,997
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: 9,871), 120 miles from Pueblo. Served by air and bus.

Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard
Alamosa, CO 81101

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
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
28%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
47%
400-499
41%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
13%
30-36
4%
24-29
6%
18-23
46%
12-17
37%
6-11
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
34%
12-17
51%
30-36
2%
24-29
11%
18-23
55%
12-17
32%

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

99%

acceptance rate

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

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

Samantha (Sam) Sargent
Admissions Counselor
P: 719 587-7712
F: 719 587-7522
admissions@adams.edu

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,804

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,440
Room $4,200
Board $4,560
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $19,400
Average Financial Aid - $14,804
Total with Avg. Aid $4,596

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

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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

Heidi Markey
Director of Financial Aid
heidimarkey@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
  • 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

2,997

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

1,858
students

Female
43%
803

Male
57%
1,055

38%

1,139
students

Female
70%
795

Male
30%
344

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

1,263
students

Female
45%
559

Male
55%
704

33%

595
students

Female
42%
244

Male
58%
351

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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
35%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

99%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

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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