UCCS

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    102
  • Class Notes
    9
  • Textbook Notes
    24
  • Study Guides
    69
  • Currently Enrolled
    47
  • Previously Enrolled
    106

Overview of University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

About this school

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, founded in 1965, is a public university. Its 501-acre campus is located in Colorado Springs, 60 miles from Denver.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,808
    • Men:5,150 Men (47.6%)
    • Women:5,658 Women (52.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (UCCS)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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
3
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
City, State, Zip
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone
(719) 255-3084
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not 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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
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
93% of 9,909 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 5,752 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 4,157 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,303 (36%) of 9,197 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,771 (33%) of 5,415 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,532 (41%) of 3,782 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
567 average |510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UCCS)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,201|Out-of-state: $24,181 (43.22%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,100 (42.79%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,800 (7.63%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,500 (6.36%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Colorado Colorado Springs accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 004509
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,848 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,286 (69.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,190 (92.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
48 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
41%
Average Award
$7,880
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 654 (55.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,529
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 737 (61.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,290
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 689 (57.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
270 (13.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,844

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,783 (80.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,709 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,437 (92.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
154 (4.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$8,629
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,323 (67.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,237
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,560 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,310
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 746 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
510 (8.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,823

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,042
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

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
$2,848

Academics & Instruction (UCCS)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


444

Part-Time Faculty


330

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


35%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% 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: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# 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
509,734
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Colorado Colorado Springs provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


22.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors (UCCS)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (30)


  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Geography
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

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, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, communication, criminal justice, electrical engineering, math, mechanical engineering, sociology

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master's Programs of Study (31)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Systems Engineering

Campus Life (UCCS)

Location & Geography

Population


439,886

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Colorado Springs

Campus Size


532 acres

Weather


Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
91 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Colorado Springs
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


16% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


84%

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


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Mountain Lions
School Colors
Black, gold, and Rutland blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, fans initiating growth honor and tradition (spirit club), pi beta phi, sustainability club, gamers (computing), el circulo

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,171

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,808
Women
5,658
Men
5,150

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 3.9% Black/African-American
  • 18.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.9% White
  • 1.5% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 71 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,124

Student Resources (UCCS)