University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

The University of Northern Colorado is a public university. Founded as a Normal school in 1890, it gained university status in 1970. Programs are offered through the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University College. Its 236-acre campus is located in Greeley, 50 miles north of Denver.

Tuition & Fees

$10,188

$22,260

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
48%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
30-36
14%
24-29
24%
18-23
40%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
27%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
47%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,425
Declined + 850
Total Received 9,275
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Public

9,810

undergraduate students

3,120

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 4074
ACT 0502

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School Facts

The University of Northern Colorado is a public university. Founded as a Normal school in 1890, it gained university status in 1970. Programs are offered through the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University College. Its 236-acre campus is located in Greeley, 50 miles north of Denver.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,930
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAA (The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCIE (Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)

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Greeley, CO

260-acre campus in Greeley (population: 105,448), 50 miles from Denver. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Northern Colorado
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 11% of male students
 
13 sororities 8% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
48%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
30-36
14%
24-29
24%
18-23
40%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
27%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
47%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,425
Declined + 850
Total Received 9,275

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Dana Kohler
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 888 700-4862
F: 970 351-2984
admissions@unco.edu

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,328

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,830
Room $5,304
Board $5,900
Additional fees $2,358
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $22,592
Average Financial Aid - $15,328
Total with Avg. Aid $7,264

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,582,972
State $7,949,871
Institutional $20,572,440
Other external $1,773,981
Total $43,879,264

Non-need-based

Federal $23,228
State $64,705
Institutional $9,959,949
Other external $3,030,377
Total $13,078,259
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 970 351-2502
F: 970 351-3737
ofa@unco.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Marvin Somero
Director of Financial Aid
marvin.somero@unco.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, basketball, climbing, cycling, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, running, soccer, swimming, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, climbing, cycling, fencing, figure skating, golf, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, running, soccer, softball, swimming, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Darren Dunn (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Rachel Walton (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Sky Conference
Mascot
Bears
School colors
navy blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Sign Language
Anthropology
Applied Statistics/Research Methods
Art/Design
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Audiology
Audiology/Speech Language Sciences
Biological Education
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Science
Business Administration
Chemical Education
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Communication Studies
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/Supervision
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Dance Education
Dietetics
Early Childhood
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership/Special Education Program Administration
Educational Mathematics
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
English Secondary Education
Environmental Geosciences
Environmental/Sustainability Studies
European Languages/Cultures
Foreign Language
Foreign Languages
Foundations of Professional Psychology
Geography
Gerontology
Higher Education/Student Affairs Leadership
History
Human Services
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Affairs
Journalism
Literacy
Marriage/Couple/Family Counseling
Mathematics
Mexican-American Studies
Multilingual Education
Music
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nutrition
Philosophy
Physical Education/Physical Activities Leader
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Recreation/Tourism/Hospitality
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Studies Secondary Teaching
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Sport/Exercise Science
Sports Coaching
Sports/Exercise Sciences
Teaching American Sign Language
Teaching Diverse Learners
Technology Innovation Pedagogy
Theatre Arts
Theatre Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Elementary Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

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

12,930

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

9,810
students

Female
66%
6,515

Male
34%
3,295

24%

3,120
students

Female
75%
2,352

Male
25%
768

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

7,752
students

Female
66%
5,097

Male
34%
2,655

21%

2,058
students

Female
69%
1,418

Male
31%
640

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
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

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Thailand
United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Andrew Wesselmann
International Admissions Coordinator
970 351-2095
international@unco.edu

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