Adams State University

208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    67
  • Previously Enrolled
    97

Overview of Adams State University

About this school

Adams State, founded in 1921 as a Normal school, is a public college. Its 90-acre campus is located in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,949
    • Men:1,034 (53.1%)
    • Women:915 (46.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Adams State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
208 Edgemont Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Alamosa, CO  81101
Phone
(719) 587-7712
Fax
(719) 587-7522
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition for music majors, portfolio for art majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
99% of 1,791 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 987 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 804 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
661 (37%) of 1,771 admitted students enrolled
Women
282 (29%) of 977 admitted students enrolled
Men
379 (48%) of 794 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.10
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
5%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
44%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
430-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
6%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
52%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
59%
• Score 12 - 17
20%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,444|Out-of-state: $20,460
  • Room & Board: - $7,215 (62.30569948186528%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,800 (15.544041450777202%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,565 (22.150259067357513%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Adams State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001345
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
365 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
295 (80.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
293 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
30 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$13,775
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 282 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,223
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 200 (68.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,910
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 83 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,506 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,199 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,191 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
76 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$13,827
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,140 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,080
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 916 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,755
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 299 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,958
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


111

Part-Time Faculty


143

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


29%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,677

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
322
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Adams State University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


61.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


25.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


36.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Wildlife Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


9,562

Nearest Metropolitan Area


90 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Pueblo

Weather


Temperature
-3.9 average low in January, 77.8 average high in September
Rain
67 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
220 mile(s) from campus in Denver
Nearest Bus Station
Alamosa
Nearest Train Station
130 mile(s) from campus in Trinidad

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


53% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


47%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Grizzlies
School Colors
Forest green and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Adams State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student programming board, student government, semillas de la tierra, newman club, fellowship of christian athletes

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,517

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,949
Women
915
Men
1,034

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 5.9% Black/African-American
  • 35.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 40.0% White
  • 11.9% Unknown

International Students


0.7%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


1,359

Student Resources

Study resources

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