Overview

Applicants
7,352
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average HS GPA
3.31

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
472 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
825
with Terminal Degree
361

453
Women
372
Men
94
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation

  • Education

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Sciences

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,200

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,667

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,511

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
43%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$998
Transportation for Commuters
$1,450

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,051
Out of State
11%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

3.42%
Asian
3.79%
African-American
14.32%
Hispanic
68.94%
Caucasian
2.80%
Unknown

53% female
47% male
11% are out of state
77% are full time
23% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
13%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
48%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Kaye Simonton

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS-II; WJ or alternative testing from a qualified professional.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Documentation from a qualified professional who has diagnosed the student's ADD.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
55
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
7

3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Mountain Lions)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Mountain Lions)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Colorado Springs is located at the foot of the majestic Pikes Peak, one of the most famous mountains in the Rockies. Being surrounded by gorgeous mountains and forests, it is not surprising that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs places the highest value on environmental sustainability. UCCS has many completed or in-progress buildings that meet LEED Gold certification standards such as the Gallogly Events Center and the new Recreation Center. The Recreation Center uses solar energy to heat the swimming pool, and the school is installing photovoltaic solar systems on the roofs of several campus buildings. Currently, the school generates nearly 40,000 watts of clean sun-powered energy. UCCS is a charter participant in the STARS program and proudly sports a STARS Silver rating seal on their website. An essential part of environmentally-friendly living is sustainable food practices, and the UCCS makes plenty of effort to help students eat green. For example, since 2013 the Greenhouse and Garden has grown healthy and tasty organic food for the dining hall right on campus! The school encourages bike use, and there are two bike repair stations and numerous bike racks on campus. The yearly Bike Month Challenge encourages students and faculty to use this healthy transportation method by awarding prizes for riding and commuting on bike. Academically, the school offers minors in earth science and sustainable development and dozens of courses that focus on the environment. All undergraduates now have sustainability integrated into the General Education Compass Curriculum.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
9%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ariadna Coffman

Address
UCCS Recruitment
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone
719-255-3084


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kraemer Family Library
University Center
Recreation Center
Osborne Center for Science & Engineering
Columbine Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Pikes Peak
Garden of the Gods
University Village
Old Colorado City
Downtown Colorado Springs

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Colorado Springs Airport is about 30 minutes from campus. Denver International Airport is about 1.5 hours from campus. Taxis are available, city bus stops on campus every 15 minutes, Monday through Saturday.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: From I-25 take Exit 148A-Nevada Ave. (exit in the left lane). Turn left (east) at Austin Bluffs Parkway. The University is at the top of the hill on the left. From the South: From I-25 take exit I-46-Garden of the Gods. Head East--Garden of the Gods Road switches to Austin Bluffs Parkway after you cross Nevada Ave. Continue heading east on Austin Bluffs Parkway. The University is at the to of the hill on the left.