University of Colorado--Colorado Springs

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1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone: (719) 255-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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University of Colorado--Colorado Springs is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,354, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 510 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Colorado--Colorado Springs's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 42. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,658 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,576 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) enrolls over 10,000 students in a variety of unique and challenging academic programs at an affordable cost. We offer a high-quality University of Colorado education, with small class sizes and opportunities to interact with professors. Over the past few years UCCS has invested more than $200 million in new facilities, which include classrooms, state-of-the-art science labs, new dormitories, and a recreation center with great views of Pikes Peak. And that commitment continues with plans for more than $270 million in new facilities by 2020. We are dedicated to the idea that college should be a well-rounded experience with a balance of challenging academics and a rich student life. Schedule a visit today to see our spectacular campus and find out if UCCS is the place for you.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1965
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $31,338,713


When applying to University of Colorado--Colorado Springs, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at University of Colorado--Colorado Springs is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 92.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 92.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Colorado--Colorado Springs is 18:1, and the school has 43.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Colorado--Colorado Springs include: Business Administration, Management and Operations; Social Sciences, General; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Communication and Media Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration, Management and Operations 20%
Social Sciences, General 14%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 12%
Communication and Media Studies 9%
Psychology, General 8%

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Student Life

University of Colorado--Colorado Springs has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,354, with a gender distribution of 46.1 percent male students and 53.9 percent female students. At this school, 13 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 87 percent of students live off campus. University of Colorado--Colorado Springs is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 10,257
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Colorado--Colorado Springs offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Colorado--Colorado Springs also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Colorado--Colorado Springs.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Colorado--Colorado Springs, 65.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,312.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,658 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,576 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,800 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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