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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).
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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.
|School type||public, coed college|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||92.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||23%|
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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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
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|
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.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|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