UNC

University of Northern Colorado

501 20th Street, Greeley, United States
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  • Total Documents
    59
  • Class Notes
    55
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    5
  • Currently Enrolled
    16
  • Previously Enrolled
    56

Overview of University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

About this school

The University of Northern Colorado is a public university. Founded as a Normal School in 1890, it gained university status in 1970. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Health and Human Services, and Performing and Visual Arts. Its 236-acre campus is located in Greeley, 50 miles north of Denver.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,976
    • Men:3,504 (35.1%)
    • Women:6,472 (64.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Northern Colorado 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
Considered if submitted
August 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Greeley, CO  80639
Phone
(970) 351-2881
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
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
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
-
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
89% of 7,481 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 4,953 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 2,528 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,758 (41%) of 6,665 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,729 (38%) of 4,539 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,029 (48%) of 2,126 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
552 average |490-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
568 average |510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,545|Out-of-state: $21,131
  • Room & Board: - $10,982 (72.46931503233469%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,350 (8.908538999604065%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,822 (18.622145968061236%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Northern Colorado 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 or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001349
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,914 (93.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,405 (73.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,405 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
335 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$14,042
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,176 (83.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,188
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,383 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,666
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,010 (71.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
411 (20.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,190

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,847 (83.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,265 (76.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,265 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,164 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$13,815
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,829 (72.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,228
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,201 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,589
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,167 (60.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,297 (15.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,141

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,844
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,436

Academics & Instruction (UNC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


502

Part-Time Faculty


350

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


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% 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: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# 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
1,848,568

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1723
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


44.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.7%

Programs & Majors (UNC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies

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


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Accounting, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (40)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Science Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Campus Life (UNC)

Location & Geography

Population


96,539

Nearest Metropolitan Area


250 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Denver

Weather


Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 81.4 average high in September
Rain
101 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Denver
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Greeley
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


36% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


64%

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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bears
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
table tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Northern Colorado offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, fraternities and sororities, club sports, campus religious/spiritual organizations, academic clubs, services clubs

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


7% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,319

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,976
Women
6,472
Men
3,504

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 4.6% Black/African-American
  • 21.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 61.8% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


1.1% from 35 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,992

Student Resources (UNC)