Overview

Applicants
1,698
Acceptance Rate
99%
Average HS GPA
3.18

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 530
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
221
with Terminal Degree
83

127
Women
94
Men
37
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
25%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
36%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
  • Wildlife Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Office Management and Supervision.
  • Small Business Administration/Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections.
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemical Physics.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.
  • Psychology, Other.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Drawing.
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Painting.
  • Photography.
  • Printmaking.
  • Sculpture.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


William Porter ('51)
Founder of E*TRADE on-line brokerage

Carlos Lucero ('61)
Judge, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Cynthia Makris ('76)
Internationally renowned Opera Singer

Bill Moyers ('39)
Member of the Cowboy Aritist Hall of Fame

Marguerite Salazar ('75)
President, Valley Wide Health Services

John Salazar ('82)
Former Congressman, Third District of Colorado

John Tooker ('66)
Exec. V.P. and CEO American College of Physicians

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
25%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
36%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,577

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,728

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,017

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,822

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,991
Foreign Countries Represented
10

Demographics

1.28%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
8.01%
African-American
34.56%
Hispanic
40.44%
Caucasian
10.47%
Unknown

44% female
56% male
39% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
27
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Grizzlies)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Grizzlies)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball


Sustainability


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

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Computer, Dell Computer

Campus Visits Contact

Address
208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa, CO 81102

Phone
719-587-7712

Email
admissions@adams.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Leon Memorial Concert Hall
Zacheis Planetarium
Nielson Library
Plachy Hall
Rex Activity Center
Student Union Building (SUB)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Great Sand Dunes National Monument
Tres Piedras (Rock Climbing)
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge
Zapata Falls
Rio Grande National Forest
Hot Springs Rio Grande River San Luis Lakes State Park Little Meadow Creek Trail Wolf Creek Ski Resort

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8-5
719-587-7712

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation


Driving Instructions to Campus
220 miles south of Denver (I25 south to US160 west to Alamosa) and 200 miles north of Albuquerque (I25 north to US285 north to US160 west to campus)

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express Comfort Inn Grizzly Inn Inn of the Rio Grande


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