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University of Northern Colorado Reviews

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  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that are intimidated by large lectures, but don't want to go to a private school. UNC is known for it's nursing program, so if you want to go into nursing come here. UNC is a well rounded school and I believe anyone can find their niche here.

    Tips for prospective students

    To do well in your classes make sure you don't get behind. Read chapters before, attend every lecture and review afterwards. Procrastinating and waiting a week before a test to study is a death sentence. Try to find a good balance between socializing and studying. Make sure to do both, but not only one or the other.

    Bang for the buck

    Very much so. UNC offers so many opportunities to help students succeed. Such as free tutoring, job fairs, scholarship fairs, a variety of clubs, an abundance of sororities and fraternities and support groups. Our recreation center is awesome. I never once waited for a machine and the pool is huge! They have really great fitness classes also; I really liked aerobics. Our library is beautiful. Each level has a different noise level so you can be social while you study or you can study alone.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful. Being on summer break, I miss walking along the sidewalks under the gorgeous trees. I also miss gazing at the detailed architecture of the dorms and lecture halls. I love the small class size and the professors seemed so determined to have every student succeed, no matter how big the class is. UNC also offers great tutoring services which includes one on one or supplemental instruction (group).

    Am learning a lot

    I had no idea I could cram so much information into my head. I find myself doing everyday activities and understanding so much more about them that I did before. Every time I clean my fish tank, I wonder how many different molecules are in the water and how I can eliminate them or produce more using my knowledge of chemistry. I watch the Discovery channel and find myself naming the phylum or class of the species I see.

  • 01/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in acting, Students interested in education, Students interested in music, and Students who prefer an isolated yet urban environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to prepare ahead of time for what may come, and to visit the campus, as they may be able to feel the community vibe that UNC carries.

    Bang for the buck

    One of my primary reasons for attending UNC in the first place stems from all that I had heard about the Performance Arts program here. UNC may not be the best acting school in the country (if you're looking for that, I'd suggest an observatory), but considering the price, I do believe that it presents one of the best values in the country for this sort of thing. UNC provides skilled training at an affordable cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    So far at UNC I have made solid friends, been involved in two groups for improvisational comedy, developed a love for philosophy as a subject, and experienced a sense of individuality that I don't think I've ever known before. It really is something special when you realize that you're living through what will one day be some of your fondest memories.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only have I picked up quite a bit going to UNC as far as my classes have gone (all of which have been highly informative), but I have been placed in an environment where it just feels right to continue into the ways of reality and adulthood.

  • 01/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to live at or near home, who don't want to pay as much, who want to major in ECE, Elementary Ed, or Special Ed, who want to work and go to school at the same time, and who want to be ahead of all of everyone else when they graduate from college.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Denver campus is nice if you don't want to live in Greeley or away from home but still want to major in ECE, Elementary Ed, or Special Ed. You work in the morning and go to school in the afternoon. Compared to most colleges and Greeley, you will be way ahead of the game, already working in schools, knowing if this is for you or not, having experience, and knowing how to write a full IEP.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to Greeley which is at about $18,000/year, it is about $7,000/year here. As a part of the program, all students must do an apprenticeship every day which provides some money for college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the sense of community with such small classes. ( I am at the UNC Denver Campus) All of the students have the same common bond/goal which is to become teachers.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are so non-traditional which makes learning so much easier and more fun for me.

  • 03/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do not sign up for 8 AM classes that take place across campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely get more then you would expect. This school is considered one of the cheaper schools but the staff and campus don't feel cheap in the least. Our rec center is extremely nice.

    Am enjoying being here

    UNC's campus is absolutely beautiful! I love how central campus has that old school feel to it and yet is still up-to-date on the inside. The campus is kept extremely clean, which is always a plus. I love that there is a club for basically every activity you can think of, and the students on campus are laid back enough to make this an extremely enjoyable experience!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here seem really keen on helping students succeed. They are always willing to help students out with whatever they need. I love how knowledgeable that are in their prospective subjects. On top of that, if you are planning on doing any type of exchange trip, the professors are super helpful with finding classes with credits that will transfer.

  • 07/28/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're from Colorado and want a school close (in all senses of the word) to home, this is a good option.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most UNC students are from Colorado. Most also are from similar socioeconomic backgrounds and share similar religious and political beliefs. If you're from Colorado and want a school close (in all senses of the word) to home, this is a good option. However, if you're looking for a school to stretch you, you may want to consider elsewhere. Also, I've talked with quite a few other people, and we all agree the prospective student tours of UNC are mostly authentic. What you see is what you get (besides the food). If you go on the tour and the school doesn't click for you, consider trying somewhere else.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC is a relatively inexpensive, fairly simple way to get a degree.

    Did enjoy being here

    UNC can be quite cliquish. Greek life is quite active. However, the school is large. If you want to meet people, you will. The town leaves little to be desired, but there are quite a few activities offered around and near to the campus if you feel like getting involved with something.

    Did learn a lot

    Frankly, UNC is quite good for the unmotivated student. Though there are some more demanding classes, you can pass most classes with regurgitation and little effort. Understand, most of the classes are geared towards students simply in the class for the credit. If you actually want to learn, you'll truly have to apply yourself and may have to become the proverbial squeaky wheel if you want support from your professors.

  • 10/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UNC is good for a variety of students. The teaching/education majors are wonderful and very popular. There is also a great nursing school here. As well as a good business school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a medium size college with great classes and variety and awesome people, the University of Northern Colorado is the place to go. The campus is the perfect size and it is beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive to be here, definitely. But it is worth it, believe me. The residence halls are a great place to be and the food at the dining hall is pretty good. The classes are definitely worth the money as well, as long as you actually attend class.

    Am enjoying being here

    Where to start? I love the size of the campus. Its not too big that you feel lost but it is not small enough to feel like everyone know everything about you. The residence halls have a good community feeling and are a great way to get to know people. The campus is beautiful. There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus. You can help plan events (like concerts with Boys Like Girls or homecoming), play sports (intramural or for the school), Greek Life or groups that concern your major.

    Am learning a lot

    It is AMAZING how much I have learned in the one and a half years I have been here. Some of the classes may start out as review of high school information but, trust me, you will learn a lot. The variety of classes offered at UNC is incredible. You can take a Badminton class in the morning and a chemistry class in the afternoon. The professors are easy to work with and some are actually quite entertaining.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has call boxes placed all over campus, supposedly there isn't a single place that you can stand on campus, and not see one nearby. Plus campus security is always patrolling.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek houses to join! They also help you stay involved on campus. One fraternity put on an Easter egg hunt for little ones this past spring.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are endless. One person to ask about things to do on campus would be your personal advisor. Clubs also regularly post up notices in commons areas in dorms to keep students informed.

    Great for these types of students

    UNC mainly focuses on teaching, nursing, and business. Two other things UNC is known for is their music, art, and theatre programs which all can be taken with an emphasis in education for those who would like to teach about them. I myself am an art education major, and once I graduate will be able to teach grades k-12.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tunnel is famous on campus for it's reputation, but some people here try to trick freshmen, and tell them that if they can get up into Gunther tower, and find the bell then they'll get a scholarship, but it's a lie. There is only a recorder up there. They also have the Taste of UNC which is a welcoming feast to all of the Freshmen, and then there is a Luau at the end of the year.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus is one of the cheapest in Colorado, but not just in Colorado, but the world as well. I mean this in the way that UNC has a very extensive study abroad program that allows you to travel to many different countries around the world, and pay the same amount as you would at UNC, or less! The best part is that they will send you somewhere that will benefit your major. One of my friends who is an English major is transferring to England for an entire year to study. And many other people I know are going to places in Africa, Asia, Japan, and Australia.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is always doing things for everyone to be involved. They have cookouts when the weather permits. There is also giant block parties with live entertainment at the beginning of the semester. Swing dancing clubs are big on campus. There are also many places on 8th Avenue to go to as well. There is something her for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    UNC is actually known mainly for the cooks that they hire to serve the students. I work at a dining hall myself, and love the people I work with. The job itself isn't terrible, but the people really make it an experience. The cooks are wonderful to talk to, and will give you tips on how to make something, and even on occasion will except recipes from students home, and try them out. Depending on how the dishes go over they might even add it on the menu.

    Dorm Life

    My own personal preference when going to school is living on Old Campus. The trees are beautiful. The dorms are smaller, but after visiting the newer, larger, dorms I realized that they could say, I know my entire floor. Whereas, I could sat, I know my entire dorm. When living in the dorm remember that the RAs are your friends, and there to help, and guide you. Your roommate will also make a big difference in whether you like your dorm or not. I had a couple of bad ones, but then I found a really great one that fit. After living with her I began to hang out with other people more, and had a blast. We even had a water balloon fight with the dorm across the street at the end of our spring semester! :D

    Academic Rigor

    If you decide to attend UNC try taking Life of the Mind. When registering it's called MIND 100. It's a class specifically designated for incoming freshmen, and the work load really helps to teach time management. As one of my professors had said to me, Decide what you want your grade to be in my class, and then do your work accordingly. That is the best advice anyone has ever given me when it comes to school.

    Tips for prospective students

    When attending UNC, focus on your L.A.C. classes. Remember that as an incoming student majors don't have to be decided yet. Once on campus, learn the buildings, and where they are located. ONLY USE THE TUNNEL DURING THE DAY! Make friends that are the same age, but also make ones that are older, because they have already spent loads of time trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together that you are only beginning to sort out. Finally, have fun, but be responsible, and only do things that you are comfortable with.

    In three sentences

    UNC is a wonderful campus that is... User friendly. The staff and professors are amazing, and will go the extra mile, or few extra hours to help students out personally. The academics are wonderful, and the people you'll be attending classes with are really nice, and helpful.

  • 11/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    More introverted students. The campus is large enough so that there's lots of new people to meet, yet is small enough that you still see familiar faces from time to time. Prospective teachers. UNC is considered one of the best teacher school's in the nation, and it's for no small reason. If you do decide to go to UNC as an education major of some sort, I HIGHLY recommend pursuing an endorsement in either ESL (English as a Second Language) or Bilingual/Bicultural. These endorsements are tailored to help you succeed in teaching minority students, particularly Mexican and Hispano students. Within these endorsements, there's another program called Cumbres here that is helping students with these endorsements, and is well-known within the state of Colorado for raising teachers who are leaders in the school and community. I am currently in this program, and it's fantastic! Although I am a Biology/Secondary Education major, this program is amazing, and I highly suggest you try and get in. Business students. Although I am not in the business program myself, I've heard that our business department is also nationally known. Theatre/Music students: For the same reason above, we have a well-known theatre and music program.

    Tips for prospective students

    --At orientation, make sure you plan your classes somewhat close together. Make sure the buildings your class are on the same side of UNC. --You will be told this over and over, but do not take 18 credits your first semester, unless you might have had lots of AP/IB classes. I am taking 18 credits as a first semester freshman, and I am surviving only because I've taken IB and AP classes. --Get involved with the community! Volunteer work is always the best thing on resume's and this is especially true well into college and beyond.

    Bang for the buck

    The money is definitely worth it, especially in comparison to other schools in Colorado. Especially for in-state tuition, UNC is MUCH cheaper than say CSU or CU Boulder. Also, if one can, try and see if there's family in the nearby area that you can stay at. As those who have been researching colleges know, room and board is usually almost as much as tuition. The same goes for UNC, and is the main reason why I'm staying with my parents for at least a year or so.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus!! Although I am commuting from a nearby town, the colors in the fall on campus are magnificent, and the campus is beautiful. Many of the people on campus are also very friendly and helpful, and if you don't know where something is, just ask a student or someone walking around, and they'll direct you to where you need to go! The only main disadvantage of the school is how the two sides of campus are split up. There's a West Campus and Central Campus. If you have a class on West Campus, then on Central Campus fifteen minutes later, you have to almost run in order to get to your next class! Though, this is not too much to worry about, for many of the classes that you'd take for your major will be on the same side of UNC.

    Am learning a lot

    Due to how I took Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes, I find some of the classes to be reviews of what I had learned in the upper level classes in high school. On the other hand, I am still learning quite a bit, especially in my Mexican American Studies course, and am enjoying at the same time! I especially look forward to future classes, when I go more into detail of subjects concerning my major.

  • 11/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody and everybody really. This school is so diverse, and obtains so many programs that absolutely anybody has the potential to be a Bear. Doesn't matter what color, religion, major, even if you don't have a major, you will find something that makes you who you want to be, or an even better you!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Prepare before you come-college visits, class outlooks, programs/clubs/sports- make sure its somewhere that you can spend all day everyday. 2. Be ready to work hard if you want the best outta you education. Don'T slack off or procrastinate. It's nothing like high school so dont come in expecting a free ride with little to do. 3. Dont give up-it's worth the work. 4.GET INVOLVED!!! not always hard work and no play...plus making connections and networking with people during this time in your life can be the people you have by your side 10 years down the road!

    Bang for the buck

    I would say you definitely can get an great experience out of what you put in. Coming from Denver,living in my reality, UNC seemed financially outta my reach, but I wanted it and worked for it and ended up getting the aid i needed. if you put in your time and you put in what you want out of it, you will get it! Just takes some work, patience and strength.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a freshman i hated being away form my family and my home. I felt so isolated from what i felt was comfort. However after the first semester went y, i started learning more about programs and clubs, sports and all the activities that go on. Now i feel like it really is my own little community. Reach out and see whats offered. Just like theres classes for anything desired, there will be a program or club to side with it!

    Am learning a lot

    I'm learning more than I thought i could ever learn.There's so many classes and new information given every single class. There are literally classes here for absolutely anything a person would be interested in!

  • 12/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I cannot subject a particular type of student that I would not refer. I would welcome all types of students to this school. I've seen a variation of people come here and develop a connection to UNC one way or another.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your sure about UNC, apply early, and do everything you need to do well in advance. This school will work in your benefit if you get things done in a timely manner.

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively inexpensive compared to most OOS tuition at other institutions. Fees and costs are still an issue where ever you go, but UNC would be a good choice to go if you can't afford an expensive school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Coming from Boston, MA, the first concern I had was not liking the school at all, or not making any friends. But without even visiting the school beforehand, I am confident in my decision to be here. Both students and faculty are friendly and welcoming, and there definitely is a place for everyone here.

    Am learning a lot

    I was typically not an attentive learner before I attended this institution. When you find the program that bests interests you, have faith in the faculty and staff for giving you an informative course in whichever it may be in. With healthy study habits it is more than possible to exceed academically at UNC.

  • 03/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, enthusiastic, and ready for the best four years of your life!

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!!!!!! I can not stress that enough. If you get involved on campus then you will meet so many people and enrich your education on so many levels. I owe everything to the different clubs and organizations I am involved in. Through these things I was able to make a lot of friends, make connections with faculty and alumni around campus, have fun, and better my college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that the tuition prices are not bad at all. The housing/dining is a little pricey but hey the dorms are great and the food is delicious so I can't complain too much! I also feel that the financial aid department is really helpful and they do whatever they can to make sure students get scholarships and grants that they deserve!

    Am enjoying being here

    UNC has presented me with so many opportunities. Because of my school I now have a job, am involved on multiple areas of the campus, and have made countless connections. The campus is beautiful and there are plenty of things for students to do around campus and in the community.

    Am learning a lot

    UNC is an excellent school when it comes to education. The class room sizes are small so you get plenty of one on one time with your professors. You also get the opportunity to get to know the rest of your classmates and form study groups. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every class I had and feel that I connected well with all of my professors; I still communicate with some!

  • 05/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great school for students who are looking for art, and medical careers and along with the best of teaching schools. This school needs great students who are hardworking and take school seriously!

    Tips for prospective students

    try to get out of paying for campus living, it's not that great nor is it worth it, live with your parents as long as you can so they can pay for more things other than yourself, spend a lot of time studying and even if homework isn't a big deal in you classes, do it and take it seriously! it will help! don't stay up too late and get a good amount of sleep and for god's sake stay OUT of 8 am classes!

    Bang for the buck

    The price of this school is great! unless you have to pay for living on campus, the price is way to high for even the smallest and oldest dorm room... The food is over priced as well, it's mostly frozen stuff that's pretty bland. Other than having to pay for living expenses the school is very affordable and great, well worth the money!

    Am enjoying being here

    I do like the campus a lot but for me living up there isn't the best for me, it's hard for me to focus during the evenings and I don't quite like the food myself. Sleeping at nights was kind of hard because since it is college, there are some people who don't seem to sleep and make a ruckus all night or late into the early morning.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes and faculty are great so far, a few of my teachers were kind of hard to get used to with their teaching style being kind of high and dry, but the classes overall have helped me learn more about myself as a student. Through my first year I've learned what it takes to be a Bear and learning more better studying habits.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safety on campus is great, but surrounding area, especially 1 mile to the east is shifty.

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of stuff to do and ways to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    music, nursing, theatre, education, business, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a network of tunnels underground that few have ever seen (i have seen them but not gone inside). rumor is you get expelled if they catch you there.

    What to do for fun

    great frolf course, dorm life is awesome, nice fields all over for various sports, fantastic rec center, uc is cool, etc...

    Food and Dining

    all-you-can-eat buffet style award-winning dining. get ready for the freshman 15 if you're not careful! lot of healthy options though for the disciplined!

    Dorm Life

    i was an ra/senior ra for 3 years at unc and i loved it!!! great communities, great facilities, great dining! do it!!!

    Academic Rigor

    school has always come very easily to me, but my upper-level classes were certainly challenging. however, i learned more in them than i ever thought i could and gained great real-life experience, which ultimately led to job options even in a depressed economy. i had more options when i graduated than anyone i knew.

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of your opportunities. there are tons of them, but you have to take action. network like crazy because you will meet awesome people who will do awesome things. apply yourself and meet your teachers. it's not just learning for the sake of it anymore; you're preparing for real life. if you don't know the answer on a test, no big deal. if you don't know the answer in a job interview, you flip burgers. college is not the time to cut corners!

    In three sentences

    perfect campus size; small enough to feel like you know tons of people but big enough to grant you crazy awesome experiences. through unc, i was able to compete nationally in business competitions, do real-life marketing projects for big companies like wells fargo, and meet major business and political leaders nationally.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining area is fantastic. there are 3 available food courts around on campus two in the respective dorm areas and 1 in the middle of the campus. They are accessible to everyone on campus with a meal plan. The food is all you can eat and is delicious. From meals like pizza, Chinese food, to hamburgers and desserts with cookies and cake, this is definitely an amazing place when it come to food.

    Dorm Life

    The University is full of friendly people that are just waiting to make new friends. The west campus has many people and gives off a more modern feel around the university. With dorms with 100+ people if you like to meet a lot of new people that is the side for you. Central campus has smaller resident dorms but allows for a more intimate group of people to get close too. A more calm area but still just as bit fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are much smaller than in other universities. With classes maxing to 20-30 students the smaller classes actually allow the teachers to get to know their students and get down to a much deeper way of teaching than they could in big lecture class. They can actually learn your name, the high school like size feels familiar and not to intimidating, and during class they make sure that everyone gets the topics so that they can get good grades

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus we have emergency polls with buttons every so many yards. Also, you can call UNC PD and have an officer escort you to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    At first I hated Greek life, but I decided my senior year to join a sorority and it was so worth it. I think I only saw the bad side of Greek life during my first three years. I recommend you visit EVERY sorority or fraternity before you decide which fit is best for YOU.

    Clubs and Activities

    LULAC, Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Inc., camera club, mecha, etc..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Take Back the Night!

    Bang for the buck

    Although I'm not crazy about Greeley, I am crazy about UNC! I am so glad that I chose to attend here; I wouldn't change my decision 4 years later. Also it's nice because they have a graduate program, so you can continue on to receive your Master's or PhD after you graduate from your undergrad.

    What to do for fun

    The recreation center (swimming, volleyball, basketball, etc.), various clubs, Greek life, sky nightclub, the library (oxygen and liquid bar), and the Whiskey River!

    Food and Dining

    It's nice to not have to cook, but the food can get repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    You should live in the dorms at least one year. I met all of my friends in the dorm rooms freshman year; we're still friends 3 years later and plan on being friends for life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are challenging, but most teachers are willing to help you. Due to smaller classes, teachers get the opportunity to really get to know you and actually teach you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and visit the program you're interested in. If you want to remain in a smaller campus reside on Central Campus, but if you want to be on the livelier side reside on East Campus.

    In three sentences

    Smaller size campus with a huge variety! Smaller classes= better relationship with professors! This campus is really chill- everyone fits in.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go visit.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable

    Will enjoy being here

    I can't wait to go

    Will learn a lot

    The business schools is one of the best in the nation.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to experience all of the fun new things that happen around campus! Don't be afraid to join a club or walk up to the table set up in the middle of the hall! It is okay to ask questions and meet new people!

    Bang for the buck

    There are tons and tons of scholarships that you can apply for at UNC. Not to mention the ones they give out at orientation!!! The money that you will spend here is well worth the education that you are going to get! There is so much more to experience and take from this college than just what you paid for! Its the college experience as a whole that you are paying for. In my opinion, you can not put a price on what you take away from this school. Besides, it happens to be on the cheaper side than that of most Division 1 schools!

    Am enjoying being here

    I must admit to you when I was looking for colleges to attend, UNC wasn't my first choice. However, the only thing that stopped me from looking into it was the fact that it was too close to home. Turns out, you can't have a college too close to home! UNC has one of the best campus atmospheres! Everyone here is super friendly from the janitors to the UNC President, and everyone in between! You are bound to get a smile and a hello from anyone you pass in the hall or on the sidewalk! The class sizes are awesome, not too small but not too overwhelmingly huge. The teachers are all very friendly and really care about your success as a student. There is always something fun going on around campus. You have free group fitness classes, open mic night Mondays, free movie on the hill on Sundays, bingo on Wednesdays, and the list just goes on! I have yet to experience a dull moment at UNC and I have been here going on 3 three years now! Some more excellent highlights include; indoor track in our student rec center, 4 story library, great dinning hall food, and a disc golf course that goes right through campus! I recommend that you at the VERY LEAST come and VISIT! UNC is a MUST SEE! Also a must attend, if i might add! =]

    Am learning a lot

    In every single one of my classes I have learned a lot! The teachers make learning interesting! Yes you have the boring classes that are only lectures sometimes, but that doesn't mean you don't learn! Every Time that you step foot into a classroom, you will walk out being more knowledgeable than you were before you walked in!

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions! Professors love that you're taking the initiative to know more.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the residence halls are nice enough, though a few come with problems when a large number of students live there. Luckily the maintenance staff is always on hand to help.

    Am enjoying being here

    UNC is a great campus and offers a lot to do on weekends. There are a plethora of student groups to be involved with.

    Am learning a lot

    A lot of the professors at UNC actually want to help you. They enjoy answering questions and having one-on-one interaction.

  • 11/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 116

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that are intimidated by a big campus, big class rooms, and not being able to interact with the professors because this school is the opposite of those fears.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit UNC's campus and you will fall in love with the community here.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has helped me so much with financial aid and allowed me to have a work study job on campus to help pay for college. Also, the fees are less than a lot of bigger schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love that my classes are not much bigger than my high school classes. My smallest class is 21 and I love being able to know everyone in that class and interact with them (my largest class is around 60). I also love all the different events that go around on campus, the community, the way people hold the door for me when entering a building, the nice professors, and the dinning halls food is great.

    Am learning a lot

    College is a whole new experience, so I am learning things about myself, life, and education. I am taking five classes cureently and all of the classes are new subjecta areas for me. My favorite is my history class due to the lectures' uniqueness.

  • 11/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 116

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    Great for these types of students

    UNC is great for all types of students because there are so many people and programs here. I know that music and education are huge programs here and I am having a great time with them!

    Tips for prospective students

    DO THE FAFSA EARLY! APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS! Keep your classes interesting; take what you have to, but pick something that interests you as well. There are so many classes at UNC that you should only HAVE to take a few, and WANT to take the rest.

    Bang for the buck

    I am definitely getting what I am paying for. There are a few classes that are a little hard to sit through, but it happens that way with general education courses. Financial Aid is an amazing thing and I love my workstudy job!

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying my time at UNC! It is such a great experience and is making me become a more independent person. People at UNC are so friendly and helpful!

    Am learning a lot

    I am not only learning about the subjects I am currently studying, but I am learning about life in general. I have learned so much about myself, time management, relationships, and my future.

  • 12/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 116

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    Great for these types of students

    Only the cool ones!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, talk to students-- you can talk to me if you need to-- try to see that this really is a great school. I have not come across any major issues that frustrated me with the school. Look at some of the programs offered and opportunities for student positions. UNC was nowhere near my first choice for school and I was not extremely happy about having to attend, but I fell in love with it after about a month. I'm sure you will love it too! :)

    Bang for the buck

    It is hard to ever be satisfied with paying tons of money for school (so make sure you have lots of scholarship money!) but UNC is one of the cheaper Universities in Colorado. I think a lot of people try to say that UNC is not as good of a school as other Colorado universities because of the price, but there are many programs in which UNC is highly merited for. I have also found that my instructors are incredibly qualified and that I am learning a lot. If the education was shady, I would not return next semester... but I am :)

    Am enjoying being here

    People will say all kinds of horrible things about Greeley-- because it is a very small town and there is a meat packing plant close by which DOES cause it smell every once in awhile-- but I have been able to find everything I need to be successful and happy in Greeley. Moreover, Fort Collins and Loveland are very nearby so if you need to leave the small town, you can. I love love love the campus. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. I love the feeling of community at UNC and am so extremely happy I ended up here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a double major in English and Journalism and was very pleased to find the professors of classes for my majors to be not only extremely knowledgeable, but also professionals in their field. Classes are small (depending on the class, of course) my biggest class was around 60 and my smallest was 12. Many resources for learning and very approachable professors.

  • 12/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 116

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is social, cares about social justice, wants to go into education, or knows how to have fun without spending a lot of money

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus. When I was looking at colleges I thought UNC would be my last option. When I toured the campus, I fell in love and I have never regretted choosing UNC for college.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive no matter where you go. I definitely think though that UNC is worth the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love UNC. The classes are interesting, the campus is beautiful and the people are amazing. I've met some really amazing people at UNC that I know will be in my life long after college. Living on campus is an awesome experience as well!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great and the professors are usually very good at working with students. In the year and a half that I've been at UNC, I have learned more than I think I learned in the four years I was in high school. You learn more than just the subject, you learn how to apply it to your life and how it affects life today.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 116

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    Great for these types of students

    UNC is a great place for students with all kinds of interests. No matter what major you want to pursue UNC may have what you are looking for. Your personality and beliefs do not matter at all. UNC is a very diverse community that is full of new friends and experiences. So no matter what type of major or student you are,UNC can become the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a college freshman I would advise prospective UNC students to keep your grades up in High School. Grades as well as extracurricular activities will get you into UNC. Stay out of trouble as well, enjoy your senior year of high school, but do not get into trouble because you do not want to miss out on a great college experience especially at UNC. The last thing to let you know is apply for financial aid. Get as much as you possibly can even if they are loans. Do not let money keep you from attending UNC. If you have financial aid questions the UNC Financial Aid office will help you. UNC Also gives out grants and scholarships to incoming freshmen. They have a Universal scholarship application that you can fill out in January once you create an Ursa account. Again to get those scholarships and grants you need the grades and extracurricular activities. YOU REALLY NEED TO FILL OUT A FASFA FORM AS WELL!!!

    Bang for the buck

    To attend UNC it costs about $20,000, but that is way less expensive than other four year universities. For that $20K students get a lot of perks. For starters students can choose from several residence halls either on Central Campus of West Campus. They are all really nice and they each have their own type of community. If you feel that one residence hall is not for you than you can change residence halls to where ever you want to live. In the residence halls students have FREE laundry, which is a big deal. Having free laundry makes life a little less stressful especially if you are not employed. One of the most amazing things that sets UNC apart from other campuses is that students get into UNC sporting events for FREE!! The greatest thing to me is the amazing dining hall food. There are three dining halls on campus to choose from. All three serve gourmet food and its all buffet style. If you don't feel like eating at the dining halls you can eat at some of the fast places offered at UNC. With your meal plan you get dining dollars. Each student gets $50 dining dollars. The dining dollars can be used at the fast food places or vending machines. Each residence hall has WiFi access which is free and so do the academic buildings. UNC also has a great workout facility that has an indoor track, swimming pool, weightlifting area, rock climbing wall, tennis and basketball courts. The best part about it is, it's free for students to use whenever they want. Those are some of the main perks for being a UNC student.

    Am enjoying being here

    UNC is full of life. There is always something to do. whether its going to a sporting event or just hanging out on the weekends with friends. There is always someone new to meet every week. Being on campus there is a greater sense of independence and it feels good, but with that independence there is more responsibility. One of the best parts of being at UNC is the summer time. The campus is beautiful. It's always nice to study outside on a blanket underneath a shady tree and beautiful green grass. The winters are nice as well. the snow piles up, which makes for a lot of fun when you want to have snowball fights with friends or if you want to build an igloo or a snow man. Overall the campus life is good for getting to know people and making memories with friends.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Northern Colorado Greeley is a great place to be. So far I have gained both personal and academic knowledge. For example in English 122 I have learned that to become a better writer takes a lot of trial and error. You have to continue writing. Having your peers and your professor proofread your writing will make you a much better writer in the long run. When writing in college third person must be used, it allows you to state your opinion without saying I me or we. The intro class for my major was great. I learned so much about the justice system. Having the intro class to Criminal Justice made me realize that I really do want to pursue my career as a U.S. Marshal. As far as personal experience goes I have learned one big lesson. Time management is important for everything. There is always so much to do at UNC. The one thing that can hinder you from doing anything is having poor time management skills. Get your assignments started at least when they are assigned. That can save you a lot of time, stress and nights with only four hours of sleep. The last thing that I learned is that to have less stress and get to know more people you have to get involved in something. I am involved in two activities on campus. One is the Bear Cave Wrestling club and the other is the Navigators, which is a huge Christian organization on campus. In both these activities I have made many new friends and connections. Overall those are the things that I have learned this semester.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 116

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for education majors. UNC started as a teachers school so our education program is awesome. Our nursing school is great as well, one of the most accredited in the country. Our business school is great, as well as our musical theater department.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a big ivy league type school where everyone is extremely studious and serious all the time, UNC is not for you. Not that it's a joke school, but everyone is very laid back and knows how to have a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC is one of the less expensive schools in Colorado, but I feel as though they charge fees that aren't necessary.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE the school and campus. The campus is beautiful, the buildings are nice. There's easy access to many resources including books, internet, and mentors from every job possible. I'm not a fan of the town of Greeley itself... it'd be nice to have more activities for college students. Most of us leave on the weekends to get away, but for education purposes, it's good.

    Am learning a lot

    I really feel as though my education has taken off through UNC. I've been learning a lot and I enjoy most of my classes. I do feel though that some classes are pointless when it comes to my major, I don't understand why I have to take these classes because they don't pertain to what I need for my future job, but I guess you never know what knowledge could be useful!

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 116

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    What to do for fun

    Go to events that are held on campus like a comedy show, go to the on campus rec centers, attend the college sporting events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the transition from high school to college. Ask questions to your professors, they love that about students. Have frequent meetings with advisers. Also get involved, the more you're involved the easier, and more fun the college experience will be.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado is a perfect school for those who want to be on a campus that big, but not extremely huge. The students here are extremely nice and open which makes the college environment more acceptable to live in. Not to mention the teachers are phenomenal, they are there to help you succeed not watch you struggle.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 116

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    Campus Safety

    unc is an extremely safe campus. it's well lit with on campus police constantly patrolling.

    Clubs and Activities

    unc offers any type of club imaginable. there is also always the option of starting your own club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unc has an underground tunnel that takes you from the university center to west campus.

    Bang for the buck

    unc is very reasonable for in-state students. if you are not an out of state resident there are several great scholarship programs that really help bring the tuition down. overall the price is worth it!

    What to do for fun

    unc offers many different clubs. there is always some event going on here on campus. dorms also have their own events for residents. in greeley there isn't much besides shopping, but bigger cities offering any activity you could want are just a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    unc has several great dining halls. the food is always hot and delicious. they also offer many to-go options for students with busy schedules.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great! all of unc's dormitories are recently renovated offering all students practically new living conditions. all dorms also offer free cable, internet, laundry, and recycling!

    Academic Rigor

    freshman classes are created at a reasonably difficulty level to help students transfer to a new lifestyle. although the classes aren't necessarily the toughest things like gpa and honors programs are taken very seriously on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    unc is not a party school. students are here to learn, it's all taken very seriously.

    In three sentences

    unc is great school with a medium sized campus filled with all modern buildings and technologies. professors here on campus are great in fields of studies, and each major offers it's own free tutoring program. although greeley is a small rural town it's only a short drive to bigger cities such as fort collins and denver.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there's always police driving around and security walking everywhere. there are also emergency centers all across campus. the police are quick to respond.

    Greek Life

    they are whack

    Clubs and Activities

    i'm involved in the basketball program don't know to much about the others

    Great for these types of students

    wanna be teachers and musicians. people less worried about partying. people that like college sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i don't have any personally.

    Bang for the buck

    i came from out of state and i have gotten my money's worth because of the great teachers and atomosphere the campus has.

    What to do for fun

    there isn't a whole lot to do in greeley expect come to the sporting events and the things associated with the campus. there isn't much of a nightlife so it's good for people that came to study.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good, but you get tired of eating in the hall when they make the same food. they have gourmet to go which i normally get too spice things up or sometimes bear bistro.

    Dorm Life

    i stayed in the newest dorms and i loved it me and my roommates had a blast. it is safe comfortable and you have kitchens and laundry on every floor.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes have been more challenging for me than i expected. it is not too overwhelming, but get the information through.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want to come here come check it out for yourself.

    In three sentences

    a great school for certain programs with teachers that do as much for the students as they can. northern colorado has a beautiful campus and is worth checking out. i don't regret my decision coming here

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At night, UNC offers a safety policy where you can call and policemen will take the time to escort you to your destination.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a great way to get to know people. Along with Greek Life, UNC offers Multicultural Greeks as well. Either way, it's a great opportunity to get involved with many students just like you!

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs at UNC are great because there is a wide range of different clubs to get involved in. Here at UNC there are environmental clubs, sport clubs, culture clubs, etc.

    What to do for fun

    Bingo nights are great and they give out fun prizes! Watching movies and kicking it at the bowling alley is also lots of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at UNC. There is a great variety of foods for each meal of the day. They do a great job of providing fresh produce as well.

    Dorm Life

    It's great to meet new people and living in a different atmosphere. The dorms at UNC have great Resident Assistants that are ready for any questions you may have. They also help you get involved with activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at UNC are helpful and put their time and effort to help their students achieve excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources such as tutors. Keep up with your studies but also get involved. It is a great way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    University of Northern Colorado is a very friendly campus. The teachers are great and help students learn to the best of their ability. It's a great atmosphere for everyone especially incoming freshman.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 116

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    Campus Safety

    UNCO has it's own police and panic buttons along the walking paths. You can call UNCO police at any time and they will come help you ever if it's just that you have a late class and don't want to walk back to your dorm alone in the dark. Plus they are really friendly officers.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great. It provides you with an close knit group but they don't make people that are not part of the greek life feel like outsiders.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities and so much to do, and if it doesn't already exist it's easy to start. To start a club all you need is ten people and student councils 'okay'.

    Great for these types of students

    For all types of students. Students that like the outdoors, or like staying inside to do things. Great for people that love music or love sports. But UNCO is really great for anyone that wants to study in a field that helps people. For future teachers, nurses, actors, business starters and people that love science.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tunnel that is painted by the students that runs from one the West side of campus under a street to get to the central side of campus. This way students don't have to wait for traffic.

    Bang for the buck

    The dinning hall is buffet style so you can eat as much as you want. The dorms are really nice so you really get your monies worth. You pay for a year pass at the gym so have fun using it. Also UNCO isn't the most expensive school but they really can give you a great education.

    What to do for fun

    Play a sport UNCO has the normal sports but we also have flag football, frisbee golf, rock climbing and much more. The gym is great and we have movie nights in the pool. If you like reading the library has a cafe and lots of confortable chairs. Join a club, if UNCO doesn't have the club you want get ten people together and start your own club.

    Food and Dining

    The students work in the dinning halls so your friends are making your food. This is great because they don't fix things they wouldn't want to eat. Plus there are 3 dinning halls on campus that serve different things at every meal giving everyone something they will enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    No matter which dorm you pick at UNCO it will be great! Plus they are usually really good at matching roommates that are compatible. Giving dorm life at UNCO it's own flavor and giving you a new friend for life.

    Academic Rigor

    Just as every individual is different so are college professors. Just like anywhere else in life, you will have some classes/ professors that are hard and some that are an easy gradient from high school. Go to class, do your homework early and you will do well at UNCO.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit our campus and feel free to ask as many questions as you want. College is an important step in life and UNCO makes that step easy so my biggest tip is come ready to go to class and learn, but don't be afraid to make like an adventure. Try new sports, make new friends, eat everything in the dinning hall at least once and don't forget to smile.

    In three sentences

    Fun, friendly students, great helpful staff and a beautiful campus that always has something fun and new to try. Plus the people learning and working here like what they are doing giving University of Northern COlorado an amazing atmosphere.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel really, really safe on campus. The police are hardworking and vigilant, offering different services like an escort system - if you're studying late at night at either of the libraries, and you don't feel safe walking home alone, the campus police will arrive and make sure you get home safely. They're very adamant about making sure everyone is aware of what's going on around campus, and student safety is their number one priority.

    Greek Life

    Although I personally am not involved, the Greek Life on campus is very large. Huge groups rush every year, and the fraternities and sororities do a lot of charity work each month.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for everybody - and I mean everybody. Even if you can't find something that fits your specific needs, all you need is four people and a form from the Club Offices to start it up!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are pursuing a degree in the Performing Arts are highly encouraged to attend. With an extensive alumni network and some of the best professors across the country, UNC is the perfect place to hone your skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming Week is just full of school spirit - and lots of friendly competition to get you pumped up for the big game. Around Halloween, the campus's haunted hot spots come together to create Haunted Harrison, a thrilling (and sometimes terrifying!) haunted house to entertain.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC is a relatively inexpensive college - not to say you won't have to shell out the big bucks, but the education you receive is more than worth the amount you have to pay.

    What to do for fun

    While Greeley is a quiet college town, it's only a quick drive away from Denver, Fort Collins, and Loveland, all great places to go eat food, shop, and socialize with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    While the dining halls aren't exactly five star restaurants, the food is suitable enough to eat every single day. They offer different options each meal, with an entire to-go bar dedicated to those days where you just don't have enough time to sit down.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are suited for your needs, with floors in each building dedicated to a different community or lifestyle. It's really great to be able to connect with people who are passionate about the same stuff you are, and generally, the best way to find your closest friends is to go around your hall and just talk to people. The dorms themselves are clean and cozy, with everything you might need.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging enough that I feel like I'm being pushed to think and work very hard, but not so much that I feel overwhelmed or unprepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself to work hard - if you want to keep up a GPA that's above a 3.0, you have to know how to study, you have to go to class, and you have to feel passionate about what you're doing. Don't let yourself get swept up in the idea of college, make sure you pay attention to your classes.

    In three sentences

    UNC is a wonderful place for someone trying to get a degree in Acting or Musical Theater. The professors are outstanding, the people are friendly, and the atmosphere is just competitive enough to keep you on your toes, but not so much that you feel under appreciated. It's wonderful.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are little blue posts all around campus that alert the police if there if anyone presses the button on them. But, these have never needed to be used, because this campus is very safe.

    Bang for the buck

    With CU and CSU not too far away, these three schools are always compared. But the truth is is that UNC is the most affordable, and you get your money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    With this school being so into the performing arts, there is always something to do around campus. There are plays, band concerts, and art exhibits all the time. We also house a variety of Division I athletic teams if that is your thing. The city of Greeley may not be the most exciting place in the world, but there are things to do none the less. There are different clubs and bars located not far off campus if that is your kind of thing.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at UNC is superb. You never get bored, because there is always something new. With three dining halls throughout campus, you are never to far away from your next meal.

    Dorm Life

    There are dorms here for every type of person. If you want to live with a lot of people, you can have that. If you want a more quiet experience, they have that too. None of the dorms are overly expensive, which makes picking the right one even easier, because cost is not an issue.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of it what you put in. There are programs made to challenge you, such as the Honors Program, or the Presidential Leadership Program. But if you are here to slide through college, that can be done as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school for performing arts, teaching, or nursing, look no further. That is not to say that the other programs are not top notch as well. UNC is a close-knit community that will help you reach whatever your goal maybe.

    In three sentences

    Northern Colorado is a friendly school that offers a variety of different programs. The campus is large, but really feels like home. The staff really connect with students, which makes the whole experience even better.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 116

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNC Police aren't like your usual mall cop. They are hard at work and fully trained to respond to any kind of emergency. It is a very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Sorry I'm unaffiliated, but I have a few friends in fraternities that love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to chose from. I love law club and criminal justice society. Clubs range from Quiddich to things involving your major. Does UNC not have the club you want? Create it yourself!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Ones that need to have access to their instructors and work better in smaller classrooms. Want a small quieter campus. There are still parties, but it is still a quieter campus than CSU or CU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The hi bridge on central. Any time you pass someone on that bridge, you have to say hi to them.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the education you deserve! (actually go to class and participate first!)

    What to do for fun

    Go to the mall, work out at the gym, play disc golf. Go get frozen yogurt at Aspen Leaf. Centerra Shopping center is only a 20 minute drive from campus and they have better stores and movie theater than the Greeley Mall. There is tons to do on campus. Join a club!

    Food and Dining

    UNC has the most amazing food. It reminds me of home cooking. Nothing tastes terrible at any of the dinning halls.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something for you to do from floor parties to throwing a pie in your RA's face.

    Academic Rigor

    Study Study Study and you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go To Class! You are paying to be here to learn, not to party! Do your homework! Do you really want to pay to flunk? Be social! Make Friends!

    In three sentences

    UNCO is absolutely amazing! The classes are the perfect size! Teachers are willing to help!

  • 04/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I believe that this school is great for students who don't want to be to far from home or for students who like to form strong bonds with other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to incoming freshmen is be prepared to ten times harder or more than your work ethic in high school.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely think that it is worth the money. So if you have the opportunity to come to the school, you should take it. There are plenty of events to always attend that are really interesting and appealing to any crowd.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is not very big but its not too small either. So there are a lot of mutual friendships and connections made. I personally stay in a smaller dorm on central campus and everyone in the dorm gets along so its like a big family. In all the campus in general is like a home away from home.

    Am learning a lot

    I am actually learning a lot more and understanding concepts here at UNC better than I did in high school.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Education Majors. Business Majors. Nursing Majors. Theater Geeks.

    Tips for prospective students

    VISIT THE CAMPUS. It does not smell and is gorgeous!

  • 05/26/2011

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    Great for these types of students

    This campus is fit for a wide variety of people. UNC is the place to be!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your information and application done as soon as possible. Go on a few tours...the staff are amazing and very welcoming! It is the place to be(=

    Bang for the buck

    Bang for the buck Very much so. UNC offers so many opportunities to help students succeed. Such as free tutoring, job fairs, scholarship fairs, a variety of clubs, an abundance of sororities and fraternities and support groups. The library is beautiful. Each level has a different noise level so you can be social while you study or you can study alone.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful. Being on summer break, I miss walking along the sidewalks under the gorgeous trees. I also miss gazing at the detailed architecture of the dorms and lecture halls. I love the small class size and the professors seemed so determined to have every student succeed, no matter how big the class is. UNC also offers great tutoring services which includes one on one or supplemental instruction (group).

    Will learn a lot

    I had no idea I could cram so much information into my head. I find myself doing everyday activities and understanding so much more about them that I did before. I am constantly learning new things and realizing how wonderful this campus really is.

  • 05/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UNC is a great University for many students. It is a diverse, friendly campus with lots of educational opportunities and extra-curricular activities. This University is for motivated, hard-working students, and for students looking for a great time!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus and really investigate about where you want to live for your first year. Living in the dorms gives you a great opportunity to meet people and then join clubs and groups. Look at the UNC website to get more information on the many groups and clubs. Also, UNC has a great Tutoring center. Here you can receive help for different courses you might be struggling in.

    Bang for the buck

    Although college is expensive, UNC offers many scholarships and financial aid opportunities. All the money is worth it in the end, when you reach that goal of getting a degree and continuing down your personal career path.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus at UNC is very friendly and the dorms gave me a great learning experience. The campus is very diverse and there are many clubs and groups to get involved in.

    Am learning a lot

    I really enjoy the classes here at UNC. The professors are very helpful and they make sure that the students are getting the most out of their classes. There is also a variety of classes, ranging from music classes like Concert Band to different choir classes, and multiple science, English, and math courses.

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit. More than once if possible. Be open to taking in new things and you might surprise yourself how well things open up for you in turn.

    Bang for the buck

    Coming from Utah and the tuition is not that far off from local schools and there is so much more diversity here.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am looking forward to this coming fall. The campus is the perfect size and seems like there is a bit of everything for anyone who is searching. The campus tour guides are enthusiastic but not Stepford Wife scary. They actually shared a lot of info and made me feel like this is a good decision.

    Will learn a lot

    Visits would suggest that the instructors are definitely into helping one succeed. Previous comments would also indicate that one only has to try to be successful so I give it high marks before I start a class.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have 27 emergency poles on campus and UNC PD will respond to them in 2 minutes or less. UNC PD keeps us all very up-to-date and safe!

    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of greek life, but everyone I know who is loves it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of options and its easy to form a new club if you want.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone... seriously! Especially good for education, business, nursing, sport and exercise science, and performing and visual arts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you propose or are proposed to in front of Cranford Corner stone your marriage will last for ever. But don't walk across center court in Gunter hall... it's bad luck!

    Bang for the buck

    GREAT value.

    What to do for fun

    Get out and get to know Greeley! There are lots of cute parks, great restaraunts, and downtown is quaint and fun!

    Food and Dining

    DELICIOUS! We have chefs that prepare food right in front of you as well as a smart meal option free of seven allergens. The food is so good! I miss my meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    If I had an unlimited supply of money, i would have stayed on campus all four years. Living on campus is great! The RAs are awesome, food is good, and the dorms are kept clean and well designed.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent level of academic challenge that allows you to be challenged and to challenge yourself while still leaving time for you to be you and have a life outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can! You may not get all of them, but every little bit helps! Also, come to campus and take a tour, I'm sure you'll leave with a better idea of what UNC is like.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE the University of Northern Colorado. My degree program has provided me with excellent training to be a teacher and the campus environment is personable and inviting. The campus is beautiful and Greeley is full of hidden gems!

  • 03/19/2012

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    What to do for fun

    There are lounges in every dorm room. And even resturaunts on campus too!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just keep your head up and think positive.

    In three sentences

    I am an incoming freshman and I am not sure what to expect. I think this will be a great opportunity to further my education. I am really looking forward to attending this school.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not much in Greeley, so make your own fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and meet a current student that is attending so that you can make sure you've done everything. Don't worry, we're nice, and don't bite!

    In three sentences

    A great place to learn with lots of great people! A good, safe campus with plenty to do! Lots of cool activities to get involved in!

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are vary in your face about parking. But I feel safe on campus even at 3AM

    Clubs and Activities

    Rock climbing club. Nuf said :D

    Great for these types of students

    Party

    Bang for the buck

    You get more here than you would at CU or CSU because it's smaller so that means more individual attention in the class room.

    What to do for fun

    if you wanna party, this is your school. If you wanna do outdoorsy things, I would check into schools closer to the mountains. The closest state park is a 40 minute drvie. the mountains are also 40 minutes. snowboarding is 2 1/2 hours D:

    Food and Dining

    AMAZING!!!! I could eat here for the rest of my life. many people complain about the repetitiveness of the food, but I just ask the chefs what I can mix to make it taste good. So I end up with a new plate everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, roomy, West Campus aren't as social, but they are way nicer. so take your pick.

    Academic Rigor

    Bottom line is that you get what you put into the class. Some classes here, you can pull A's and learn nothing and it doesn't motivate many students to apply themselves in the class room. The mathematics, music, and philosophy programs are top notch. Over all, if you visit the teacher during office hours, and go to class with an open mind; you'll learn a lot. Not just about the subject, but about life.

    Tips for prospective students

    This University has amazing academic opportunities if one applies themselves. It is not a very competitive school when it comes to academics or athletics; but it is when it comes to who can get more drunk. There are many many parties, and outdoorsy stuff (hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing) is closer if you choose a front range school.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I always feel comfortable on campus, regardless of the time of day, and campus police make regular patrols. The university also issues a bulletin regarding recent events in the Greeley area and dangers to be aware of.

    What to do for fun

    The campus hosts some interesting activities, they do inexpensive film screenings in Michener Hall and host regular student gatherings. Fortunately, the campus is also very close to down-town Greeley, which is small, but pretty nice. Unfortunately, there is NOT a bookstore in Greeley... just as a warning for future students, the nearest Barnes and Noble is 20 miles away.

    Food and Dining

    From what little I have seen of the food and dining services at UNC, they seem adequate. However, there are several small restaurants near the campus which serve excellent food for relatively cheap. If you find yourself in Greeley, check out Roma's pizza - it's fresh, hot, and amazing.

    Dorm Life

    I really couldn't comment on dorm life - I never had the opportunity to live in one.

    Academic Rigor

    Though the school did not offer the most innovative approach to English literature, the program focuses very strongly on foundations and theory. The level of difficulty depends, of course, entirely on the professor, but over all the courses are challenging without being soul-crushing, and they lend themselves to interesting discussions and an open learning environment.

    In three sentences

    I am very satisfied with the education that I received from my undergraduate degree; I feel like my foundation in my chosen major is very strong, and I have high hopes for the graduate program. You get out what you put in.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UNC is great for students who want to teach or go into the medical field.

    What to do for fun

    There are many academic and recreational clubs that have weekley events keeping life from getting dull.

    In three sentences

    UNC has a great biomedical department and provides many opportunities for a career in the medical field. The campus is safe and clean. There are also many studying utilities available to students for their school work.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Get out and take a walk, play some volleyball on one of the lawns, go support the Bears and join the Klaws Crew! Can't go wrong with any of those.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! I got to enjoy a meal at one of the three cafes on campus for my New Admitted Student Day, and boy did I get full! They have different selections everyday, and you get to choose what you eat! Horray for not having to eat the same school lunch everyday like you did in high school!

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms on campus have been renovated at one point or another, and they are all very nice facilities. I would recommend staying on West Campus if you can though. They are the nicest of them all, having been renovated the most recently of all of the dorms. Central Campus has some very nice cultured buildings though, and all of the rooms seem to be very clean. That is...until the students get there. haha.

    Academic Rigor

    Most kids go to college thinking that all they will do is sit in a lecture hall and do nothing but listen to a teacher talk in a monotone voice about the subject for the day. I got the chance to sit in on a class, and it was very interesting, the students were participating, and I actually learned something!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. It will help you make new friends on campus that you will have for the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Colorado is a very nice college. They have activities for anyone with any sort of interest, as well as a friendly staff that will work with you to help you achieve your goals. The students that are there seem to be pretty friendly too, and the doorms are very nice.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    thee is always police watching the campus there are also safety button's around campus if you feel threaten by some one all you got to do is press these buttons and a blue light will start shinning a siren will go of and police will be there in matter of minutes

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing on campus i am part of greek life as of last year and it has really change my life it been great for my social life as will as my academics

    Clubs and Activities

    all times of sports, there are also lulac, metcha, and so on

    Great for these types of students

    it is a great campus for the gay community every one on campus is very welcoming

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a cultural center for every race in where you can go in there and relax, print for free, some times they offer food also

    What to do for fun

    there is alot of different intermerials that you can do in university including soccer, basketball, tennis and many other sports there is also rock climbing

    Food and Dining

    the University offers a large buffet of foods in the dining halls. there is a total of 3 dining halls threw out the school. They also make some of the dining Halls feel homey

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was very interesting you get to meet different people every day especially if you live in Harrison Hall it is one of the funniest halls in the university. you could never be board.

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know the campus and always stay on top of your home work

    In three sentences

    this year which is 2011 was my first year and from my experience it turn out to be a amazing school.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So many including math club, pep band, music and theater, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student type!

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of cool activities and things to do at UNC. There are many clubs including Pep band, all the greek life, music and theater clubs, and many more to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be happy, and don't worry about a major if you do not have one.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado is a great college. The environment is friendly, and very home like. I also think UNC is great for any type of major!

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I don't know a lot about the campus itself. I will be attending a off campus sight here in Denver CO. A number of my co-workers attend and they love the program.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to express any questions you have at all whether it is through email or phone calls or in person. Everyone there is ready and willing to help you, you just have to make yourself heard.

    In three sentences

    So far I have been very impressed with this school. Everyone I have talked to has been so extremely helpful. I have gotten every questions answered in a timely manner and have been helped a lot by everyone I have been in contact with; I am truly impressed.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus police is quick to respond and also very protective of our campus. The emergency buttons are also very reassuring

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is really good. It gets a little old after a while but it tastes good.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm was amazing. Everyone is so nice and your dorm really becomes like your family.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a biology major the classes are fairly difficult. I spent many nights and weekends studying for tests and practicals.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say the best tip is to get involved. If you get involved you are going to have an amazing experience as a freshman. Also as a tip I would say to be careful who you room with. Don't choose someone you went to high school with no matter how good of friends you are try to get someone new.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing! I have met some of the best people I have ever known. The faculty and staff are wonderful and super helpful. I have also fallen in love with the campus and being on summer break I am missing it terribly.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are always campus police patrolling the school and surrounding areas, as well as emergency help pillars all over campus. There is a blue button you can press and within moments a police officer will be there to help you. You can also call for a police escort to walk you across campus at any time day or night.

    Greek Life

    I haven't personally been involved but In know we have many sororities and fraternities. Both are very active with events on campus and in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large variety of clubs and activities you can get involved in on campus. The best way to check them out is at the fall bazaar at the beginning of the school year. Or you can also go online to the school website or stop by the information desk at the UC.

    What to do for fun

    I would suggest heading out of Greeley to Fort Collins. It's the town over (about 45 min. away) The town is bustling with college students. Check out old town its filled with cool little shops, fun places to eat, and there are fairs and event going on year round. There are also some amazing places to go hiking, dog parks, and places to swim.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dorms are pretty decent and they have a wide variety to choose from. On Central campus there is Toby and Kendall (TK), on West there is Holmes, and at the University Center (UC) there is the food court as well as Taco Bell, Starbucks, Subway, Einstein Bagels, and a Mini Mart. So there are lots of options!

    Dorm Life

    UNC has many different dorms on both sides of campus (West Campus and Central Campus). Central Campus is where many theater, music, and nursing students live. I have experienced living on both sides of campus. Both are nice, but if suggest Central Campus for those that prefer a smaller sized dorm and West Campus for those that like a large capacity dorm. Also most LAC courses will be mainly on the West side of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are challenging, but that's a good thing in my opinion. It pushes you to learn all that you can and helps prepare you for the real world and your future career. Also the school offers free tutoring for many classes, i would suggest taking advantage of this!

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice i can give is to really pay attenetion in your classes. Try to absorb as much as you can. You are being taught this information for a reason! Also utilize your professors as much as you need they are there to help you succeed. And lastly get involved with clubs or activities on campus its a great way to make friends and get to know your school and community.

    In three sentences

    An amazing school with an exceptional nursing program, school of business, education program, and theater program. UNC is well known for these fields. I would highly recommend UNC to anyone considering these areas of study.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This depends on what you like to do. If a small town isn't your style , there's always those who make the drive to Ft. Collins and hang out there. If not the school has plenty of things and activities. You just have to be aware of them and go join.

    Food and Dining

    This really depends on the day, sometimes the food is good and there's variety. Some days it's not so good and you might want to eat out around the school. Luckily there's a few good places around for food, including : Subway, Chipotle, Taste of Philly, and other places.

    Dorm Life

    There's a good variety of dorms at school. Some very nice and slightly costly, to average (sharing a bathroom), etc. People are friendly and helpful if you need it. Enjoy your stay! Be friendly and open to meeting different kinds of people. If things don't go well you can always change rooms, dorms, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of class's are easy to pass so long as you show up and turn in work. There is also a lot you can get out of each class so it's good to make it count and learn something. Some classes do require reading and a lot of analytic writing and it is more academically challenging but that's a good thing, right? :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class at least very often and make good study habits. It's fairly simple to keep your grades up. Don't spend too much time partying first semester (don't mess up your GPA), but have fun! If you have any doubts ask on campus, so many people have helpful tips and information for you!

    In three sentences

    Overall is a great school. The environment , the people, the professors are awesome! It's affordable and has the full college experience for everyone.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In the city of Greeley, Colorado, The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) resides between two conflicting demographics: lower income and middle income households. In addition, Greeley has a high rate of gang activity. Therefore, UNC receives more than its fair share of criminal activity. Fortunately, the UNC Police Department has done an excellent job of reducing the risk of crime to students. However, additional measures could be taken off-campus to insure this same degree of safety.

    Greek Life

    Within the University of Northern Colorado, Greek Life pretty much runs the Student Senate. Having been a pledge for several Greek Life organizations, I have come to the conclusion that they were not worth my time, money, or drama. Although, if you are in dispirit need of a very close group of friends, than the sacrifices may be worth it.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University of Northern Colorado offers a plethora of events throughout the year. However, many of the organizations that plan the events fail to entice students to participate.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Northern Colorado is a great place for students who want a higher education at a reasonable price and who prefer to focus on their education instead of partying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have yet to experience any unusual traditions or locations on the University of Northern Colorado.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Northern Colorado's entire business structure revolves around offering students a university experience at an affordable cost.

    What to do for fun

    I like to recreate outdoors, watch documentaries, read books, and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    I usually brought my food with me on-campus. When I did eat on campus, I thought the food was overpriced, but good in quality. During campus wide events, UNC Catering Services prepares food that is top notch!

    Dorm Life

    I have always resided off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The rating above has been determined though my baccalaureate programs and general education courses. I would rate the two programs, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality and Environmental and Sustainable Studies programs, five out of five stars. The programs deserve this rating due to the intensity of their critical thinking and practical curriculum components. However, my experience with the general education courses drop the overall score one star because of the lack of academic rigor in the components stated above.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Make it a priority each year to apply for grants and scholarships well enough in advance. 2. Develop a relationship with your professors to receive the many hidden benefits from doing so. 3. Invest yourself into the campus community to develop a sense of pride towards your school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) sets itself apart in the higher education industry by offering students affordable tuition, reasonable housing rates, and a multitude of accredited programs. The one downside to the institution is the lack of a campus community. However, UNC has recognized this need and is working diligently to develop a campus community. Therefore, I rate UNC a 7 out of 10 overall.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In Northern Colorado there is ALWAYS something to do for fun. UNC has multiple boards throughout campus to make connecting with events easy.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent and student services always has something great to eat not to mention the restaurants in the area.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus patrol ls all the time.

    What to do for fun

    There is bowling, sports teams and clubs throughout campus.

    Food and Dining

    Little on the expensive side, but overall good food.

    Dorm Life

    Very good cleaning crew and nice staff.

    Academic Rigor

    They have very good academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy books from the UNC campus book store.

    In three sentences

    University of Northern Colorado is a seven on a scale from one to ten. The classes are generally good and the campus is gorgeous. Just needs to work on a tighter professor selection.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    You can call at night to get someone to come pick you up from the police department to escort you back to your room! how cool is that!

    Greek Life

    Awesome! They are amazing, and so friendly!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Ultimate frisbee, government, PBL, anything that you can imagine and you can start a new club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bear welcome week!!

    What to do for fun

    Movie nights, Outdoor adventures, clubs, sports, dorm nights, pool nights! There is so much to do there!

    Food and Dining

    FANTASTIC food! One of the best food sights in Colorado colleges to get food! Every one that I have talked to at UNC loves it!

    Dorm Life

    Pick a dorm that is right for you! I got into the nicer dorms and I could not be more happier! You have to pick the right dorm to be in!

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently in the nursing program at UNC and it is very rigorous! Study hard, but the academics are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!! It is a very social campus and there are a lot of sports and clubs to get involved in! There is something for everyone!

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado has a great campus and an exceptional staff. It is a great campus and involves new students every where that you will go. It is a fantastic school to go to.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of opportunities to participate in around campus, with other people and other residents. There is a night club close to campus called Whiskey River which is fun to go to on Wednesday nights. Each hall and RA has their own activities which are fun to participate in to get to know other people from your building better.

    Food and Dining

    The food is rather tasty! The hours of the dining hall are complicated and sometimes don't work with schedules, but they are open for a few hours at a time. The menus are very diverse and there is a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice and cozy. The Residents Assistants do their jobs well. The people are generally respectable of their environment and the people around them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study whenever you get a free moment. Get along with your professors and ask questions when you have them. Have fun, but don't lose focus on your studies.

    In three sentences

    This university has an amazing campus. The learning environment is adaptable and allows students to learn in a manner of ease and security. Students and staff alike are friendly and enjoyable.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I really recommend UNC for students who aren't to sure what they want to major in yet. Everyone is really helpful with deciding what path you should pursue.

    In three sentences

    I really have had a great experience here so far. Everyone is really helpful and understanding with any questions I have had. The campus is big but not so large where I can't make it to my classes in time.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While on campus, it is safe. The UNC Police do a great job of responding if there is any trouble, and there are emergency call poles scattered around campus. Like any town, Greeley can be kinda sketchy in areas, but just be smart and everything will be fine :)

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing people tend to do well at UNC. Like I said, it is not the greatest town for going out, so if you establish good friendships, then you will have a blast.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The entire campus is beautiful. Especially in the summer! Just take time to walk around it. Try out the smaller restaurants around campus, they're usually overlooked, but DELICIOUS!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition of UNC is cheap compared to CSU or CU and I believe that I am receiving an EXCELLENT education. As an elementary ed major, UNC is filled with teachers who love to teach. Rarely do you find a professor that does not love what they're doing, and that makes it worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends! Greeley is not a town geared for going out. There are a few good spots, but I spend most of my time just hanging out with friends and utilizing what the school already provides, such as the rec center or the events at the UC.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great and always have a pretty decent variety of food. Lunch at the UC is the best becaues they have a panini station that you can create your own panini and they're delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I think that every freshman should live in Harrison, especially if you do not know many people going to UNC. It is a great, great building for making friends and always gives the residents something to do. Gotta love Big Harry :)

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of the class what you put into it. If you challenge yourself, you will love this school that much more!

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS! And read the text book. You don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for a few paper weights. The books are almost always interesting, especially when you get in your Major specific classes.

    In three sentences

    UNC is a great school because of the sense of community. Altough there are two campuses, the school still feels small and close because of all the nice people and the UC. Plus, it's close to the Rocky Mountains, and who doesn't love that??

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are so much to do on campus ..students have to get involve

    In three sentences

    amazing, great and good

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Nurses and teachers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Does complaining about the smell count as a tradition?

    Bang for the buck

    It's a very cheep college compared to the rest in Colorado and the class sizes are less than 50 students once you get out of LAC classes.

    What to do for fun

    I'm afraid the only thing negative about UNC is it's in a very boring town. There's not much to do. Find a good group of friends, though, and you'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls. Two of them are very nice and have lots of choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and on the off chance you need to change rooms, the process to do so isn't too complicated and is completed in a matter of days.

    Academic Rigor

    The LAC classes are fairly easy. The math classes depend on the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The sooner you discover what you want to major in, the sooner you can get an adviser that will help you and you can turn to him/her for advice.

    In three sentences

    UNC has great professors. They are always willing to help if you just ask. The class sizes are small and the campus is beautiful.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very small compared to normal Universities. i fell as if you can walk from place to place if you needed to at night by your self but i know that is not smart t do alone. UNC has a number you can call for assistance for someone to walk you place to place if you needed it. people are all ways out. parking lots stay lit. and all dorms need a student i.d to let you in. they also have a program where they will email you r text you when something has happened in the community. UNC's surrounding area may be bad but the campus is safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNC has amazing clubs and all ways has activities going on. Name a sport and there is a club for it, name a hobbies and there is a club for it, name a culture group and there is a club for that as well. And lets say there is a club you would like to join but some how UNC does not have it yet, they will help you, and help provide money for you to start the club!

    Bang for the buck

    Free bingo is the best deal. Go with your friends, hang out have fun and win free amazing prices from ipods to gift cards!

    What to do for fun

    THERE IS ALL WAYS SOME THING TO DO! Sounds crazy but its true! Other then what is around campus; Bowling, house parties, mall, movies, food, and clubs. must people go to Denver or Fortcollins for night life fun

    Food and Dining

    There food is amazing they have a variety of foods in the dinning halls, and they always have an open salad bar, fruit bar sandwich bar, and ice cream. they also have fast food locations on campus as well. but providing three different places to eat throw out the small campus you can compair there food menus and pick what you think sounds good for that day, and they all are in walking distances no mater where you are located on campus. Holmes dinning hall is normally more crowded (not long lines but hard to find a good seat) and holds more of the sports players and louder, party people. Tobey Kendel dinning hall is normally more of the theater crowd and much quieter and spacier. UC dinning is more of a busy seen for students who are meeting together(located in the middle of campus), and finishing up work while eating. (you will get tired of the food if you are a freshmen but once you become an upperclassmen and no longer live on campus or no longer have a meal plan you will miss the food. A lot!)

    Dorm Life

    Harrison is the one of the freshmen dorms. it is steps from the dinning hall, recenter, football field, basketball games, library, classes, and tutoring. its hot in the summer, but they have free laundry. living in dorms at UNC allows you to always be a part of the campus life and to get involved with at the activities they have. i truly believe that living in dorms gets you involved, known, and helps create friends you will have for your college years and beyond.

    Academic Rigor

    There are all ways teachers that care more then others and UNC has a lot of teachers who care. They have a lot of people you can go and talk to and who are willing to help you. some class sizes are big but the teacher still knows who you are and is willing to work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Greeley is small, and quiet. But the more people you know, the more you decide to be outgoing the more amazing, fun, active and lively Greeley becomes.

    In three sentences

    The university of Northern Colorado is a great small school, in a small community that enables you to stay focused on school work, but at the same time have a college night life, that is not to wild and distracting.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It is a excellent college. Small but big at the same time. Easy to get around and professors are great.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    UNC has a nine hole disc golf course on campus, and there are many students who take advantage of the vastness of the campus grounds. It is common to see students outside reading, having picnics, even napping! Also, there are close shops, bistros, and cafes that are within walking distance of campus.

    Food and Dining

    UNC's food court and dining area is without question impressive and inviting. Every time I enter the university center, it is filled with a variety of people. Food and dining on campus itself is filled with variety, offering different and healthy options of foods.

    Dorm Life

    Although I never experienced dorm life, I have met several students who have spoken highly of dorm living. Living on campus gives students an opportunity to services like outdoor activities, recreation center, and other events. Especially important, is the security felt when on campus; there are safety lights throughout campus and emergency buttons available.

    Academic Rigor

    I received my AA from a local community college, and to transfer from there to a university was most challenging. As difficult as the transition was, I had help from my peers and the staff, who are always available and do their best to make sure your questions are answered.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest advice for prospective students is simple; take every opportunity presented (especially by faculty), make friends with the reference librarians, and equally important, do not procrastinate! If you follow these simple tips, you will not only be successful, but you will have set a foundation for yourself and others; and you will use your time in a constructive manner.

    In three sentences

    As a current UNC student, my experiences have been exceptional. I am continually pleased with the ongoing assistance of my fellow peers, faculty, and frequent opportunities presented to me. I have been so successful; I am even attending graduate school, and I owe it all to this amazing university!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    My roommate is in Sigma Kappa and loves it!

    What to do for fun

    Go out to eat, go shopping, adventure around town, go to the movies and much much more!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and work as hard as you can academically because before you know it, it will be over and you won't get the same opportunity again to excel as you did the first time around.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado is fairly small yet I love it because it feel like home. The University is lucky to have great professors in the business school. Everyday I am challenged to do better and learn something new.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs offered at UNC, there is definitely something for everyone to get involved with!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food. The school has two dining halls, one on central campus and one on west. This is convenient when your classes are in different places. You can see the menu for the week ahead of time, so you can choose where to go. There is also a food court in the university center.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is great. I've made some of my closest friends there. Central campus has a lot more of a community feel than west campus though.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are definitely challenging as you go on, but they do a good job of preparing you, taking you increasingly to higher levels, rather than throwing you in the deep end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit our campus and take a tour. Ask a lot of questions. See what degree programs we have available and how they compare to other colleges.

    In three sentences

    UNC is a great school in so many ways. The student body is close, and there is something for everyone to get involved in. The campus is beautiful, the class sizes are good, and there are many resources available for students.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on the UNC campus, from Frisbee golf to taking a part in one of the many clubs on campus you can always stay busy.

    Food and Dining

    Haven't been to the cafeteria in a while, but it left no bad impressions.

    Dorm Life

    Not in dorms myself, but I have heard good things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers here are great, they know exactly how hard to push their students and I appreciate that.

    Tips for prospective students

    As in any other school, take the time to meet your professors. They always appreciate getting to know their students and are usually glad to help with any problems you face.

    In three sentences

    UNC is a great school and I love it. The teachers here actually seem to care about the students and are great at helping with the material. As the second college that I have attended, it has shown itself to be far superior to the other college in every way.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The tunnel is rape central.

    Greek Life

    Expect no work life if your a greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very strict greek life and not many oportunities to join in

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Steer clear of the tunnel its a bad area.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive tuition and not worthwhile education at times.

    What to do for fun

    Not much there are a few bars but its a cow town not a party town.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive but buffet, tons of options on the outside of the school meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Not a ton of wild parties but still noisy and lots of video gaming all night.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easy and can be passed without any effort but not the sciences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early and buy books ASAP they sell out fast.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers with a willingness to help. There is a high expectation on online ability but normally its not too bad.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Good food!

    Dorm Life

    Awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    Good challenge!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your financial Aide EARLY!!

    In three sentences

    UNC is great! I am need of Financial Aid and that is the downfall!

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have felt safe on campus, no problems here.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek life but I know people who are and they love it. So, regardless of who you are, if you have a tiny bit of interest check it out.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have been involved in the swing dance club on campus called Tenth Avenue Swing and it has been some of the best times I have had in college. You don't need a partner or experience and you make some lifelong friendships. There are also TONS of other clubs. I think we even have a club themed off of the middle ages and a zombie club last time I checked. Just look around and pay attention to the posters around campus, that's the best way to see what they have.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Something I would recommend doing at least once id going on the haunted tour of campus to hear all of the ghost stories, if you are into those things. I really liked it.

    What to do for fun

    It depends on whether you are 21 or not. If you are not there are tons of clubs and events on campus that are awesome. There are also places to hang out like the bowling ally, the parks, etc. If you are 21 there are some fun bars and night clubs. My favorites are the Jegar and Patrick's Pub.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good on campus.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you live and who your RA is. I personally didn't really get involved in dorm life. However, from those I know that did, I have heard mostly great things.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the individual professors and the class. Some classes are harder, some are not. There are also many academic programs available for the more dedicated scholars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into clubs and organizations to get involved in. There is something for everyone if you look for it. Getting involved helps with time management and being on task with your academics.

    In three sentences

    It is a very fun, beautiful school to attend. The teachers here are really dedicated to helping students learn. There are many opportunities to get involved.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I honestly wish this were an area that UNC would be more involved in. The university does have security that walks around 24/7 on campus, but I think a few more bodies per shift would help me to be and feel safe and protected, especially when walking around at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is everywhere. People are proud to show off their role in the sororities and fraternities on campus, because it is a great opportunity for getting out there more. Plus, they know how to keep campus interesting!

    Clubs and Activities

    While there may not be as many clubs and activities as other universities, many people participate in the ones that are currently on campus. So it is much easier to meet new people while enjoying more general, but fun clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great university for nursing majors. I have found that many people pursuing nursing take their work very seriously, and make college very professional in most contexts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many wonderful places to sit down and study. In case you ever get bored of working in that same desk spot, it is guaranteed that you can find another tidy nook. Some are remote while others are more cornered off, but its guaranteed that studying places will not be an issue

    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely the most efficient school in the state as far as costs and accreditation are concerned. I know that here I am receiving a quality education, and awesome experiences without putting myself forever into debt.

    What to do for fun

    Every day there is something going on around campus. Wether it be sporting events, diversity programs, movie nights, or just a general invitation to meet people who have similar interests, UNC has it. You will never run out of things to do here on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The myriad of meals and food options offered here are outstanding. Iv'e tried foods from the dining halls that Iv'e never even heard of before, but because the campus is well cultured I think it has brought those new flavor opportunities out into the open for other people to try and enjoy while still being held at high quality standards. Plus, theres almost always pizza which is the easier food to live of of in college.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are absolutely wonderful and very well cared for. I personally have the privilege of staying in the most esteemed and expensive dorm on campus that has really brought my college experience to life. People are friendly and always welcome around the halls which makes staying here more fun and enjoyable as a whole.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered here are encouraging me to learn and apply my knowledge daily, which I find incredibly valuable. It's not zoo difficult to the point where I'm pulling out my hair, but just hard enough to make me work towards my goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review all the schools you are interested in, the best college is truly going to be the one that best suits you. Personally, I believe the University of Northern Colorado has offered a great environment with quality education, suitable for really anyone seeking higher education, but the choice will always be yours.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado has brought together the fantastic elements of great education and comfortable lifestyle that has most definitely brought me to the path of getting a great job. At this school, there are incredible opportunities, for students from every major that are unique and fun to participate in. The university also strives to make college as simple and accessible as possible, which makes understanding and applying knowledge much easier and fun to do.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Outdoors activities

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP classes as possible in high school, it will save you time and money.

    In three sentences

    UNC has a wonderful environment on campus. There is always something fun going on. Classes are challenging but manageable and are always interesting to go to.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UNC is great for almost anyone. Most of the people I've met have been music or education majors, but there are people from all types of passions that attend.

    Bang for the buck

    You get out of UNC what you put into it; it is worth the money as long as you aren't slacking off and are actually engaging in the learning and community.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan choices are good; you can pay less if you don't plan on eating every meal, which a lot of people don't simply because of schedule conflicts. The food at Tobey Kendel is okay. Holmes seems to be the favourite of most students. The University Centre is only open for lunch. There are two options for students with no time to dine: you can either grab Gourmet To Go or get Bear On The Run (however much of the dining food you can fit into a to-go box and cup).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. They are bigger than I expected for two people. As long as you don't bring too many things you won't be needing, there is plenty of space.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly easy as long as you do the work that is assigned to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you sign up for classes, make sure they are not on the complete other side of campus when you have a class that ends fifteen minutes before in another building.

    In three sentences

    UNC is especially good for music, education, or nursing majors, but that doesn't mean plenty of others would not be able to find their niche here. The town is small but has tons of things to do and is full of beautiful scenery. You'll always be able to meet new people since the campus is fairly large.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun. You can work out at the fitness center, join intercollegiate sports teams, and become a member of a multitude of groups throughout campus. There is more than enough to do to keep you busy and having fun.

    Food and Dining

    I do not use the dining hall. I have used the restaurants within the student center and they are great.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms because I live in a small town outside of Greeley. I have the opportunity to live at home and still attend classes. However, my friends live in the dorms so I spend alot of time there. The dorms are fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging which is important. They are relevant to my major and to my future career. They definitely require higher level thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get involved in different activities. There are so many things to do and be a part of that you will be busy all the time. With so many people on campus, you will make tons of new friends.

    In three sentences

    UNC is an amazing school. The classes and instructors are challenging and interesting. The campus is absolutely beautiful.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency poles everywhere. Myth is that you can see at least one other light blue Emergency pole from the one you happen to be standing at. So far, I have to say it's true.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many offered, and you can even start one if you can't find one you like.

    Great for these types of students

    Education Majors Business Majors Nursing Majors Theatre Majors Music Majors Criminal Justice Majors Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine Majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Gunter Hall bell rings every 15 minutes, so beware living on Central Campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's cheaper than CSU, smaller as well. It's worth only what you make of it.

    What to do for fun

    Sadly, there's not much to do around Greeley. There are a few 18+ nightclubs and bars, but most times the action is either a house party or going to Ft. Collins. But, if you are a night owl but not a party animal, a late night Wal-Mart adventure with your friends is always enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    Timing. It's all about timing. You learn quickly the best times to go and eat and when it's so busy that it's not worth it. The dining hall food is really not bad, but sometimes it's a matter of nothing looks appetizing. They also offer plenty of daytime, on-campus retail dining. And lots of places deliver until late.

    Dorm Life

    Sometimes people are really loud really late at night, but for the most part, it's a pleasant time meeting people and getting along with your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel really challenged in my classes, but also feel like I can learn the material at my pace without struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say, don't be afraid to ask for help. If you have a question, ask the teacher during the lecture, afterwards, or in an email. Or, go to tutoring, because it's free. Also, there are a lot of free things that you can use, so don't forget about them.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus with so many wonderful people. The classes are a mix between difficult and easy. There is so much support that they offer for everything.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are Emergency stations located throughout campus where you can push a button for police to show up immediately. You can also call UNCPD or Security and they will escort you anywhere on campus at anytime of the night. We have a large police force as well who are on top of any criminal activity.

    Greek Life

    It is smaller than larger schools but that allows for more people to get more involved and for an intimate experience with Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have great leadership opportunities on campus from our cultural groups, greek life, and diverse events like musicals & shows, sporting events, free movies, open mic nights, and even a drag show!

    Great for these types of students

    Musicians, Actors/Actresses, those on a budget, GLBTA, Minorities, and students who want the chance to big a big fish in a little pond.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greeley has always been a suitcase college so it is pretty empty on the weekends therefore the big party night is Wasted Wednesdays!

    Bang for the buck

    The bang out weighs the buck! Great degree for less debt!

    What to do for fun

    Greeley has started getting more options for things to do like a new hookah bar called Istanbul, two clubs, and a bar scene that is growing. Downtown Greeley has fun restaurants and cute shops along with ice skating. There is also a bird sanctuary and nice park in a nearby neighborhood that provides a great study break on a nice day.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls don't have very good hours and not many vegetarian options. But there is a to-go option and three dining hall choices depending on what kind of atmosphere you would like.

    Dorm Life

    The ResLife program here is phenomenal. The Resident Assistants are very helpful and the Diversity Mentors provide great help for anyone! Our buildings are very nice and you can find anything that fits you whether its Suite Life or rooms with a roommate, you can find it!

    Academic Rigor

    Our primary programs like SES, Music, Education, Nursing, Business and Audiology/Speech are very difficult whereas Communications and research based programs aren't as difficult or prevalent here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are incoming to UNC I suggest really paying attention during your tour. You will notice distinct differences between West and Central campus. Depending if you want to live with similar people, or near your classes it will depend on which side of campus you are on. Central is more artsy and West is more athletic personalities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado is a great school, especially for those interested in Education, the Arts, Business, and Sports/Exercise Science and plenty more. We have a very diverse campus that it extremely inclusive and safe for any ethnicity, orientation, gender, race, and religion. It is also in the up and coming Greeley who has started developing a better community immersed within the beautiful college campus.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is the campus police station which is open 24 hours. There are emergency call boxes all over campus. There are security guards patrolling all the time. It's a pretty safe campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In Ross Hall there is a statue of one of President Ross. It's said to be good luck if you rub his head before a test. The oldest tree in weld county is in front of the President's Row. There is a quidditch team and field. UNC is built on the highest hill in Greeley.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun events happening on campus. Greeley is not far from Denver and it isn't far from the mountains either. If you want to go shopping there are little boutiques that are walking distance from the campus and 16th Street Mall in Denver isn't far away.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. It's definitely not home cooking and there aren't very many vegetarian entrees. The dining halls are nice and comfortable. There are to-go options that are quick and convenient.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different styles of dorm living here. The RAs are knowledgeable and helpful. The front desks have cool things. The lounges are awesome and the architecture is beautiful. The rooms aren't cramped.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely challenging. No one comes to college expecting it to be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to as many UNC events as possible. This is where you get a feel for the people and the campus. I definitely suggest coming in the spring or the fall when the trees are changing. It's quite breathtaking. Also, talk to you potential advisers.

    In three sentences

    UNC has a beautiful campus with two different sides with two different feels. It's a small school and my professors are very helpful. There are many ways to get involved and I plan on taking advantage of them!

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, organizations, fraternities, and sororities.

    Bang for the buck

    It's one of the cheaper colleges, but you still get the same valued experience as CSU or DU.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec center is huge, and machines are plentiful. They often have comedy acts, concerts, and talent nights for the students. They truly care about staying on campus for fun.

    Food and Dining

    They were once rated in the top universities for food and dining. The prime rib is amazing! There are always unique food options for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    There are always so many things to do at UNC. Dorms are always having movie nights, pancake nights, parties, and things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The variety of classes at UNC is amazing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and the dorms! Apply for scholarships and housing early, so you can get what you want. UNC has over $100,000,000 in endowments for scholarships!

    In three sentences

    UNC is the best decision I could have ever made. The school is known for Business, Nursing, and Arts, so anyone can excel here. It's also less expensive, opening up opportunities for more.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the police are always there, and you can have campus police walk you to your dorm if you don't feel safe. there are also numerous emergency poles with phones to call the campus police.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very open to people, and a lot of people rush and have fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are too many to name. There are clubs for almost everyone, and if there isn't a club you fit in, you can make your own.

    Great for these types of students

    studious, outgoing, fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some fun traditions before games and homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition bills are reasonable and understandable for what you're getting in each class and all your courses.

    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of clubs, and the school allows students to make their own clubs. There are many job opportunities on campus and lots of chances to make friends and hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The Dining hall staff are fun and easy to talk to. The food is good, and the chefs will take recipes from parents at home, so you can always get some comfort food. Dining halls also provide a place of work for students who can't get off campus.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's make dorm life fun, with games and activities with your floor and the whole building. It's also easy to make friends with people who are in your building.

    Academic Rigor

    They're hard classes, but the teachers make the learning fun, even if sometimes you have to study late at night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for an active and somewhat intense learning program. Teachers enjoy what they do, so they push you to do your best. Also, sign up for clubs and the like. It makes for fun, easy ways to make friends.

    In three sentences

    It is fun to learn here. The professors are compassionate and love what they do, and it's easy and fun to meet new people. Overall, it has been a great experience learning there.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UNC police are actively available around campus. There are several emergency stations around campus that can be used to call for help with the push of a button. The UNC police can also be called on at night to escort students back to their place of residence.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several great clubs, organizations and activities available on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Business, Education, Nursing, and Performing and Visual Arts majors.

    Bang for the buck

    UNC is a little more on the expensive side, but I believe it's worth the money. Specifically, if you live in the state of Colorado and plan on becoming a teacher, a businessperson, or plan on having a career in Nursing, this is the school for you. If you're coming to UNC from inside or outside of Colorado and plan on majoring in the performing or visual arts, this is the school for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities going on around campus all the time. The University Center almost always has something going on. There is also, the Recreation Center and many other activities on and around campus that are fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are several food and dining options available around campus. As far as dining hall food goes, UNC's dining hall food is great. I love having a meal plan and the convenience of eating on campus. In addition to the dining halls, there are several retail food options around campus that are equally great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really fun. There are always things planned around the dorms that anyone can get involved in. The rooms are well taken care of and the staff really cares about the residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more difficult than others. There are always going to be professors, regardless of the school, who take their profession more seriously than others. At UNC, the majority of the professors truly care about both their subjects and their students. Classes can be difficult, but as long as motivation is present, no class is too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to have the best chances of getting accepted and to apply for the housing desired. Do well in academics and interact with the professors. Get involved around campus and enjoy dorm-life (if applicable).

    In three sentences

    UNC is a great teacher school. It offers several great classes, many helpful resources, and help pursuing a future career. Aside from academics, UNC has many opportunities to get involved in and around campus.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on my campus. We have security officers 24/7 walking around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNC has over 500 clubs and activities. Always something to join.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I attend many of the UNC events. They have BINGO night, laser tag, dances and much more. I also hang out with friends and go shopping at the malls or go see a movie or go out to eat. Some nights I just stay in with friends cook and enjoy each others presents.

    Food and Dining

    I Love UNC's food. They always mix it up. I have tried many new foods their at UNC's dinning halls. During the holiday's they go all out and make Christmas Dinner and Thanksgiving dinner the best for us students.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Turner hall and I never want to move to a different hall. I have my own room and space. I have created a lot of friendships in my dorm and meet great new people. I like dorm life because it allows me to experience living on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    I get a challenge at UNC. College is differently not easy but I have learned so much from the classes I've taken so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose a university that you want to go and that you enjoy or like. Also make sure that it has the major or program you want. Pay attention to the price also.

    In three sentences

    I would rate UNC a 10 because it has a great nursing program, a beautiful campus and teachers that care about their students. When at UNC I feel at home because I have friends there and the people who I work with on campus are just fun and amazing people.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Lots of Greek life here!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a great recreation center and clubs for every type of student

    Great for these types of students

    Students with ADD or other disabilities, students who want to pursue nursing or teaching

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Photos with the UNC Big Bear at University Center

    Bang for the buck

    University of Northern Colorado is a great college full of a mixed and diverse student body.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing on the weekend and eating at the local restaurants like Cheba Hut and the Texas Roadhouse

    Tips for prospective students

    * Bring cold weather clothing * Have a skateboard for easy transportation to classes * Lock your valuables up in your dorm room

    In three sentences

    University of Northern Colorado is a great place for students looking for a mid size college with small teacher to students ratios. The tuition is affordable and the campus is old school style. I am proud to be a UNC bear!

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself seems very safe, and compact enough that a person wouldn't feel isolated. Outside of campus is a little scary but within a few miles you will feel safe again. When leaving campus go in a group, be smart.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a nursing college and a teaching college, but it is also becoming a top athletic college.

    Bang for the buck

    If in-state the cost is excellent for the education. The college offered me, as an out-of-state student, some great scholarships to help with the cost. If out of state keep your grades up and do well on ACT/SAT for better scholarship opportunities.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of dorm styles. The dorms are updated, clean and comfortable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once accepted take advantage of the networking opportunities. The collge has been great about keeping me posted on deadlines, networking with other future students and possible roommates.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. It is small enough to walk or ride your bike. The people are very friendly.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are clubs nearby and a hookah place as well. There's a recreation center on campus that you can use while attending here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to classes, do your homework, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the professors are really friendly. There are a lot of activities to do on campus so if you attend them, you're never bored. The dining options aren't terrible either.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Greeley isn't the safest place in the world, but the campus police are really great (they have a response time of under a minute to ANYWHERE on campus) and the campus security are very active.

    Great for these types of students

    The theatre program here is AMAZING.

    Bang for the buck

    In state - totally worth it. Fairly cheap, but really nice programs and a variety of classes. Out of state - if you're coming for a specific major (MT, Acting, Audio/Speech path) that the school specializes in, worth it. Otherwise? Might want to double check your options.

    Food and Dining

    Eh. What can you do? It's cafeteria food. It's really great for the first month or two, but starts to get really tedious. There is a nice variety, and the man who makes the Grilled Cheese at TK dining hall is a master of his craft.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at UNC is great! The RAs are all really awesome, and it's a great experience to have. Also, the dorms are really nice :)

    Academic Rigor

    If you try, you probably will succeed. Most of the teachers just want students who will show up to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take a campus tour. Think very hard about where you want to live, near west or central campus. If you are pursue a science or art degree, make sure you are on central, because it's a serious walk up the hill to the other side of campus.

    In three sentences

    UNC is a wonderful school! The classes vary in size, and most of the teachers are excellent. The atmosphere here is very fun, and the campus is beautiful.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The university provides lots of on campus activities and provides a wide spectrum of organizations for students to join.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is alright. Sometimes they have the same things over and over again and it gets boring. Other times the food is decent.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here at the university is great, You meet lots of new people and attend lots of activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can be rather difficult if you do not pay attention. Take great notes, review power point slides, ask questions, and attend office hours. Doing these things will guide you to a successful college career.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you would like to attend a mid sized university, this is your school! It provides a great learning environment with so many things to do on campus. Take time to embrace everything the university has to offer and you will have some of the greatest four years of your life!

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado is a great school with lots of resources for us college students. The university offers great courses and guide you to finding your passion. The campus provides a great atmosphere with a great student body.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are so well layed out in relation to the classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Seems like one of the more rigorous schools.

    In three sentences

    Its amazing! I can't wait to attend in the fall. Everyone is so polite and the emotional atmosphere is absolutely positive.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNC overall is fairly safe. It is a college campus so there is police always on duty.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is something that is very encouraged here. They have a lot of events and encourage people to get involved. There are a lot of frats and sororities that like to tell others what greek life is about.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to choose from. Depending on what you are interested in. I am involved in flag football which is very fun and can be very competitive.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that is seeking to make new friends and get a good education this school is great for you. Central campus is for music and theatre students while west campus is more for biology and nursing students. But it's nice because everyone is welcome everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very reasonable. There is a lot to offer even though it is one of the cheapest universities in Colorado. Including free cable, internet, laundry and tutoring.

    What to do for fun

    Playing frisbee when it is nice out is always fun. It really depends on how the weather is. If it is beautiful out then I am outside with the rest of the school playing games. But if it is snowy or rainy I watch a lot of movies or hangout at the recreation center.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is my least favorite thing about UNC. The food that is served at the dinning hall is not that great. The university center is where the semi good food is served.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed living in the dorms for my first year. I was able to meet some good friends. It encouraged me to get out and involve myself in activities. Most of the dorms are nice and welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of this school is moderate. There are classes that can be very easy but then very difficult. The biology department I believe is one of the hardest. But if you study and work hard, you will get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has opportunities for students seeking all majors. I would recommend this school for business and nursing students. Just because they have the best programs for those majors.

    In three sentences

    UNC is a beautiful campus with a lot of different type of people. The majority of the people are very friendly. Lastly, most of the professors are willing to help and love to see you succeed.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Life off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't need to purchase a parking pass because street parking is usually pretty easy to find.

    In three sentences

    Love the nursing program. Great teachers, very workable schedule, easy to get to. Liz, the advisor, knows her stuff and will make sure you take the classes you need.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety here is amazing! Police Officers are always ready to walk you home if you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty tame here.

    Clubs and Activities

    UNC has an excellent recreation center where students can rock climb, swim, play basketball, yoga, zumba, dance classes, cardio workouts, running, baseball, and soccer. UNC also has a great band that allows for students to make friends.

    Great for these types of students

    UNC is great for students with specialized majors and students with very academic oriented goals. UNC is also great for students that want to balance fun with school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UNC has an awesome homecoming week for students. Everyone gathers around and it's just like one big family and community.

    Bang for the buck

    I have been very blessed to come to this school. I have learned so much already within my first year and I'm excited to go to school.

    What to do for fun

    For fun in Greeley there are so many parks and places to shop. Greeley is close to Fort Collins so extra fun can be had there as well.

    Food and Dining

    UNC has excellent food! Most people would say dorm food isn't appealing but UNC always has a great menu of food and a great selection.

    Dorm Life

    All of UNC's dorms are renovated and they are not far from campus. All the dorms are nice inside and even include laundry.

    Academic Rigor

    UNC has very dedicated professors. They will push you and strive to make you the best student that you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    For a prospective student I would say my greatest advice is to get involved. There are so many activities on campus and so many opportunities to make friends. Also UNC has many academic tutoring services. They will work with you as long as you need it.

    In three sentences

    University of Northern Colorado is an excellent school! Everyone here is very academic oriented and also very fun to be around. I made the correct decision to come to this school.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    So far the school seems so supportive and encouraging.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Still expensive...

    What to do for fun

    It's Colorado. SO many possibilities!

    Academic Rigor

    All but one class was pertinent and applicable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going into Education, I can not think of a better school in the area.

    In three sentences

    Great for Education degrees. Very prepared for teaching. Great resources for a job that requires resources.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hangout with friends, bowling, movies, mall

    Food and Dining

    They serve almost the same things every day

    Dorm Life

    You meet a lot of people but it gets old fast and there tends to be drama

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are having trouble in a class go to SI sessions or go into teachers office hours.

    In three sentences

    It has some really great educators and some can be very helpful. It is a very nice campus but I didn't like the area of Greeley not much to do. The cafeteria food gets very old fast.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I wouldn't go out at night alone, keep your car locked and expensive things out of sight unless you want a broken window and missing things. Greeley isn't the best town but the campus has its own police force not just security.

    What to do for fun

    There is all kinds of things to do you can rent any sports and out doors equipment that you could possibly think of for FREEE!! the Gym is also really nice and offers a variety of classes: yoga, spin, kick boxing, rock climbing, kayaking ect.

    Food and Dining

    Quality food and a big variety.

    Dorm Life

    If you like quiet live on central campus, If you want to have fun and get to know people then live on west campus its more lively but also harder to study.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty difficult and way different from high school work load. Once you get a routine down its not so bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your homework and go to class, even the early morning ones because if you don't you WILL miss something important that may be on a test or quiz. Going to class is worth it and if you don't go its a waste of money... YOU are paying for it.

    In three sentences

    UNC is the place to be! Teachers are available to help you with what ever you may need and if not there is tutor centers for every subject you can think of. Classes may be hard but if you are willing to go the extra mile and get help you will go far.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply. You never know how much aid you get!

    In three sentences

    Looks very expensive but it seems that there are opportunities around that

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Open mic night, movie nights, bingo.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to trying new things.

    In three sentences

    I love UNC. It is the best college in Colorado. I am so happy I came here.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with programs for students.

    In three sentences

    I am taking courses online through the University of Northern Colorado. The professors have all been very accessible and this has been a great program.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Work! I do not frequent the bars, but spend time with my friends!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining in the city are OK. There is a variety, but you have to drive there as there is no public transit available in the evenings!

    Dorm Life

    Do not live in the dorm. I cannot give my opionion about dorm life at UNC, but I have lived in a dorm at another college and I loved it!

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended classes yet, but look forward to the challenges with each of my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on TOP of your academic courses! Ask questions of your professors as it shows you are interested in your class. Join a on campus club!

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer student to UNC. The admission process was great and my advisor is awesome! I am looking forward to continuing my education at UNC!

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    UNC is littered with these posts that have red buttons on them that summon an on-campus police officer, which is extremely convenient. They also can aid anyone walking across campus late at night with their sweet golf carts. Safety is a huge priority in Greeley.

    Great for these types of students

    Theatre majors, nursing majors, and business majors.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition can inflate depending on your major (as I just looked at my first bill) but as far as general costs go, < 18,000$ is pretty cheap for even an in-state student, so I won't be complaining.

    What to do for fun

    I'm hoping to get involved when I move up to campus soon, but from what I've been told, there are really so many things to on campus. Over 100 clubs and sports, and fraternities and sororities, it's crazy. You won't be bored. Or at least I won't be!

    Food and Dining

    Short and simple: The food is AMAZING. Great variety, talented cooks, and all-you-can-eat meals. Top notch, no doubt.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all extremely nice looking, and I'll be staying in Wiebking Hall. My dorm is a little small, but the free laundry and desk services are a major perk. Plus, finding activities to do around your dorm is virtually effortless. In fact, one of my upperclassmen friends helps run a BINGO night every Saturday or so, in which really cool prizes are given out. How awesome is that?!

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've seen, professors are well-educated and incredibly supportive. I'm especially excited to be working with a tight group of theatre students who endured selective auditioning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask as many questions as you can. You won't know until you ask, and everyone there will be more than willing to help you out.

    In three sentences

    UNC looks like an all-around incredible school. After going to orientation and being introduced to some of my peers and signing up for classes, I'm ecstatic to be attending in a few weeks. The campus is beautiful, the classes are small, and the resources are plentiful.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety posts everywhere on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The kind that are shy but want to be more outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub the head of Dr. Ross before an exam is something people do for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    They have a place called Whiskey River and everyone goes on Wednesday at 10 because that's when it gets best.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good at the beginning of the semester. The menu always gets posted so you can see where you would like to go dine. Sometimes there are some weird things on the menu but usually it is good.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Wilson Hall for my first year and I loved it. The community bathrooms were always cleaned and it was very rare when someone else was in there with you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is not too big and not too small. The staff is very caring and helpful. The people are friendly.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All the dorms are locked and you must use your student ID to get into the main door, and to get into your individual drom room. Also there are emergency poles located all over the campus, that you can press if you are in danger or in an emergency situation and someone will be there to help you.

    What to do for fun

    The rec center is the best place for fun. They have workout equipment, a rock climing wall, a track, workout classes such as yoga, basketball courts, volleyball and soccer courts.

    Food and Dining

    There is a varity of food at UNC. Every day they have something different for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are many options and it is easy to find at least one or more meals to enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms at The University of Northern Colorado are great. They all have great security. Each dorm has a unique look, and feels like a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at UNC care about your education. Everyone wants to see you do well in school. The classes aren't as big as other universities so it is easy to get help from a teacher, and all the teachers are really good at emailing you back if you have any questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus before, and you will fall in love with it. Everything is close, and easy to get around. Also the campus is beautiful and covered with trees, and Colorado views.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado is a fantastic place for opportunity. Getting a great education is not only the students� goals at UNC, but also the teachers� goal. The road to success is at here at UNC.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always security guards and police driving and walking around. Campus itself is safe, just be careful where you wander off to in greeley!

    Clubs and Activities

    get involved in anything you can... you aren't going to believe how many things there are to do!

    Great for these types of students

    hard workers, first generation students, leaders

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the cornerstone.. kiss your significant other on a fullmoon and you will find your true love!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest public schools in colorado, and the best education program in the state! hard to beat that :)

    What to do for fun

    cow tipping (just kidding..), but there is always something going on on campus, sporting events, working out in the gym, shopping at loveland which is very close, walking the poudre river trail... a little bit of everything!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of good options, even for health conscious and allergen aware eaters!

    Dorm Life

    I live in a dorm where I have 4 suite mates, two private bathrooms, and my own room.. all on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you make it, look for those classes that are interesting to you and are challenging!

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED. right away. Don't just be a number, put yourself out there and make it YOUR school!

    In three sentences

    If you want to go somewhere were you are surrounded by hard working students, who are ready to have fun this is the place for you! With a great community, and a beautiful campus...

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study.

    In three sentences

    UNC is pretty. Good professors. Nice facilities.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel super safe on this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that UNC is a good price.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go to the UC, find activities to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and you can have a variety of different foods.

    Dorm Life

    I love the community and the people in my dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard at your academics and you'll do GREAT!

    Tips for prospective students

    NEVER GIVE UP!

    In three sentences

    UNC is such a great college! I love the people, the community, and the weather up here. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If at any point a student doesn't fell safe they can call the UNC police and someone will go and escort them to their destination. There are also emergency posts all around campus for any type of emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club for anything and everything you can imagine, but it there isn't anything you like you can start an official club with a minimum of 5 members.There are many sports, for example, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, football, tennis, swimming for males and females and most of these sports are also offered as a intermural sport, which is less competitive but super fun. being involved in sports and other activities on campus is a great way to meet new people and make friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Each and every student is welcome to this campus. As I mentioned earlier, UNC (University of Northern Colorado) is a very diverse campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus truly becomes a home away from home. Even if you don't plan to attend the University of Northern Colorado I highly recommend you to come a take a tutor. If you're undecided where you want to go come and spend a few days on campus, you'll love it!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs, organizations, and sports that you can get involved with. There are also frequent guest speakers that come and do very interesting presentations. If being active really isn't your thing you can always attend a play that will blow your mind away.( UNC has a great Theater and Performing Arts Program)

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining services are great. The cafeteria staff is not like what you see in television, they are nice not fat and grouchy all the time. Many of the staff who serve at the dinning halls are students, so you could possibly get a job well-paid job on campus. The food is fresh and it has the home-made taste.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Northern Colorado recently built two new dorm buildings that are beautiful. It is highly recommended for freshman to live their first year in the dorms to get the full college experience, but that is totally up to you. Although the rooms are not coed a great thing is that you don't just get matched up with any random person. Every student who plans to live in the dorms gets to fill out a survey that explains their hobbies, habits, values, and personality, so that they get a room mate who they can relate to. But if this doesn't work you can always opt to switch room mates or move to a different dorm. Either way it will be a great experience to have.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of classes depend on your intended major and how motivated you are to succeed in college and accomplish your desired goals. I am a Pre- Nursing major and the Nursing Program is very competitive, so most of my classes are rigorous, especially because to be considered into Nursing School students must have at least a 3.7 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). I believe every student can be successful if they are determined and have goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    This University has a fantastic program for first generation students, it is Center for Human Enrichment (CHE). CHE has their own English tutoring, mentors, and all the staff is ready to help you; you just need to take the initiative to ask.

    In three sentences

    The University of Northern Colorado is a great school that has a lot of diversity and professors that are dedicated to help each student succeed. There are many resources that students should take advantage of, for example tutoring, advising, and clubs. Students on campus are very friendly, new dorms were built last year, and food at each dinning hall is great; therefore I rate this University a 5 out of 5.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports games, local hang outs and coffee shops in Greeley, campus events and concerts. All events that can be found through the UNC events e-mail, posters throughout living, dining and class halls, and word of mouth.

    Food and Dining

    Dorm food is dorm food, and yet there is a lot of variety and plenty of options if you are an on-the-go-eater.

    Dorm Life

    If you make the right friends, get involved, dorm life is really neat. There are many provided events that make it unique.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all higher education you are challenged but in the end, it is well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although cliché, my only tip is get involved, get out of your comfort zone and try new things.

    In three sentences

    UNC is an amazing school with it being the perfect size, not too big and not too little. The programs are really great and reputable and it is rare to not have an impactful professor. This is the perfect school for anyone.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do around the campus and in the town of Greeley. There is always some sort of sporting event, the gym, and also restaurants and the mall around the campus!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are amazing! There is something new at every location! You never feel like you don't have enough choices!

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms, it was a great chance to make new friends and meet new people! Also, it was an interesting adventure to be away from my immediate family! Now I am on my way to moving into an apartment and continuing my experience with the University!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes range from easy to hard, it just depends on your major and what classes you are taking. For me, it's an amazing challenge every day!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what classes you want to take and where you want to live, it really helps to have a head start on things! Also, make sure you have a lot of financial aid! There's so much going on and only so much money to cover it all!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love my College Camus! It is unique and diverse in every way! If you can think of a group or program, this college probably has it! There's always something to do and people to see!

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe when I am on campus. There are security guards, emergency call poles, and police always sit outside of the dorms at night.

    Greek Life

    I am in fact involved in Greek Life. I must say that it had to have been one of the best decisions that I've ever made. It is costly, and it is a struggle, but that will not hold me back from participating in Greek Life. Before joining a sorority, I was not aware of the fact that each house had a different philanthropy meaning they fundraise for a specific cause. Going through recruitment, I was able to meet some of the most amazing people that attend UNC.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a bridge that allows students to walk from West campus to Central without having to use the crosswalks. What's cool about the bridge is that every year at the beginning of the school year, students gather around with a lot of paint and put their handprints on the wall with their names.

    What to do for fun

    As a whole, the town of Greeley does not have a whole lot to do, but there is always something fun going on around campus, whether it be sorority/fraternity fundraisers, to Bear Fest, to football/basketball games, to open-mic night, there is always an activity or event to participate in or attend.

    Food and Dining

    I was obsessed with the food that UNC served the first week of classes, now it just seems like the meals are becoming more repetitive. On special occasions like holidays, they put on huge dinners and decorate the dining hall. Each and every staff member that works in the dining hall is extremely nice and they do their best to provide us with quality service.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different living options at UNC, and I chose to live in the one that many of the athletes live in. I enjoy the people that I've met since living in my dorm, and my roommate and I are now inseparable. For the most part, the dorms are nice; instead of feeling like I am living in a dorm, I feel like I am staying in a hotel. The only downside to staying in a dorm is the noise level sometimes gets out of control and you can't really do anything to stop it.

    Academic Rigor

    Every one has their opinions on what is meant by a hard class and an easy class, but we all learn differently. Each major requires students to take classes that are challenging to them, and though there are some majors that are more competitive than others, I believe that each department does an excellent job at preparing their students for many different challenges with the classes that they require.

    Tips for prospective students

    After finishing up my first semester at UNC, I looked back and I can say that I would do some things differently. My advice would be to put your main focus on what is really important, and that is an education. There will be times that you will want to throw in the towel, or times where you feel like doing something other than the homework assignment that your professor assigned you to do over the weekend, but remember that we all come to college to obtain an identical goal- a degree. Have fun, but stay grounded and don't take this opportunity for granted.

    In three sentences

    Now that I have completed my first semester, I realized that I had chosen such a great school. Not only are the students so welcoming, the professors are too. Instead of feeling like just another face, all of my teachers knew exactly who I was.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am on the Quidditch team and I go on some outdoor pursuits trips. Also, I exercise and take the classes at the gym.

    Food and Dining

    TK is the best dining hall because I believe it is the healthiest. Holmes mostly serves chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, burgers, pizza and fries. It's easy to eat badly, but there are always healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good because you get to meet new people really fast. The bad thing about it is that if you get a bad roommate, living in your dorm can be very difficult and stressful. The good thing is that you can always switch dorms if there is an issue.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in pre nursing at the moment and the required classes are hard. If you study and go to class you will be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get involved on campus with at least one group or sport so you can meet different people. Study very hard and go to all your classes because you are spending a lot of money, so you might as well get the most bang for your buck. Make sure you talk to your teachers and get help if you are struggling because there aren't that many points and if you get help too late, your grade won't change. Also, go out of your comfort zone in order to meet new people. Know that everyone is feeling the same way that you are and everyone wants to make friends.

    In three sentences

    I love the people because everyone is so nice and accepting. The campus is wonderful and so are most of the teachers because they form a personal relationship with their students. Greeley itself is not exciting and there isn't much to do, but when you get involved in sports and clubs it is so much fun!

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Theater, Nursing, Teachers, Business, SES

    What to do for fun

    There are great restaurants and a fantastic bowling alley blocks from campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    You must get involved on campus, or you will feel like you're alone. You don't have to be!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The programs are very diverse. There is a great sense of community.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Fort Collins, Boulder or Denver - not a lot to do in Greeley unless you're 21.

    Food and Dining

    First year students living on campus are required to have a meal plan, and each plan averages to $11-$13 per meal, which is incredibly overpriced.

    In three sentences

    My roommates and I refer to UNC as a suitcase school. The majority of people that live on campus typically leave on the weekends. The academic aspect of the university is good, but if you're looking for an exciting social experience, look elsewhere.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown is awesome! Great places to eat and bar hop Ft. Collins is a great place to go only 25-30 min away. Plenty forms of entertainment provided.

    Tips for prospective students

    complete your school work before you go out and play! It's not worth a bad grade and GPA

    In three sentences

    Greeley may not be the ideal town for a university but I love UNC. Great campus with amazing programs offered and definitely can't beat the price it's so cheap! I have attended other university's and UNC is the best by far.

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There's the library and many different groups that do activities through out the year, like going to the mountains and skiing and rafting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to contain your excitement for this beautiful campus

    In three sentences

    Best place in the world.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can call on security at any time of the day, or night, to escort you around campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm currently an Aluma of Alpha Omicron Pi, however Greek Life is a blast! Highly recommend going through recruitment.

    Great for these types of students

    Psychology, Nursing, Pre-Med, Teachers, Business. However if you're Undecided (such as yours truly was) they have a great exploratory student program. And there are tons of other majors outside of the four I listed, these are just the top five I listed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None I can really think of off the top of my head.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, club sports, and of course the gym. There are always activities hosted by the UPC at the University Center. Examples are Bingo night, Open mic night, and there's even a relaxation fair during finals (Such as massages, and free cookies and milk night).

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! I joined a sorority, play lacrosse, and even worked on Campus for awhile. Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, that's what college is all about!

    In three sentences

    I love UNC, the teachers are so welcoming and are always available to work with you. I went in as an Undecided major, through counselors, advising, and aptitude tests I was able to determine what I wanted to study. I feel challenged, respected, and am able to be involved in my school in numerous aspects.

  • 05/03/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I am a well-rounded individual whom enjoys spending time with my family, hunting, fishing and working in the medical field.

    Food and Dining

    I do not plan on eating at the University nor have I ever before tried the receipts provided to students. Once again I feel it would be inappropriate for me to give false information about the food and dining services provided to students.

    Dorm Life

    I will be living off campus; thus, I feel it would be inappropriate for me to give false information about the dorm life as a student.

    Academic Rigor

    As my academic rigor I plan on taking my ten years of medical experience both in the field as a Firefighter/EMT and in the hospitals as an Emergency Department Technician. I plan to use my knowledge, experience and life skills to better my career and pursue my desire in becoming a part of the Sports Medicine Athletic Training filed.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Excellent program for teachers.

    What to do for fun

    Each week, the Student of Office Engagement sends out an email with the week's activities so you are always aware of fun things to do!

    Food and Dining

    I cannot speak to the on-campus amenities as I live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak to life in the dormitory as I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand the program requirements. Pursue all avenues of financial aid.

    In three sentences

    There is a high standard for excellence in academic classes. Top-notch program for student wishing to pursue their dream of being a teacher. Quality program for Extended Studies for students living in other parts of Colorado.

  • 07/22/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The occasional bike is stolen and what not but other than theft you really have nothing to worry about while at UNC. Campus police are helpful when needed.

    Greek Life

    Again, greek life here is not the best. The sororities and fraternities are very nice but they just lack numbers it seems. Also, none of the houses are your typical ones.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is not like in the movies I will tell you that much. Since UNC isn't a big school greek life also isn't big. However, there are so many other ways to get involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE! Seriously, anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best things about UNC is that you are getting just as good as an education as any other state colleges (CU, CSU) but it is so much cheaper! And also unlike some of the other state schools UNC has a lot of money to help for financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many opportunities to get involved on and off campus! I suggest you get involved. There is greek life, intramural, club, and competitive sports, clubs, philanthropy, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    It's college food, not much to say here.

    Dorm Life

    Recently UNC opened up a pet-friendly residential hall (how awesome is that?!). The dorms are big enough to where you will never know everyone but also small enough to where you can have a close knit group of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    UNC isn't known for being a prestigious school but your academia is what you make it. What you put into it is what you get from it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find fun things to do off campus!!!

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere up at UNC is hard to beat. You get everything you want in a college/university. Whether you're going for a traditional college experience or far from you can get both here!