University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO, USA
3.99 Average Rating

The University of Northern Colorado is a public research institution with a main campus situated in Greeley, a municipality between the Rocky Mountains and High Plains, with three satellite centers in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Loveland. UNC confers bachelor’s degrees in over 100 academic programs, including in both accounting and business as the first institution to earn accreditation for both. For students interested in the performing arts, UNC is home to a vocal jazz ensemble noteworthy as the first college group to receive a Grammy nomination. To take advantage of its campus location, UNC offers a number of outdoor opportunities, from a ropes course and climbing wall to an Outdoor Pursuits program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
93%
Submitting ACT
13%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1107
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
13,399
Total Number of Undergrads
10,092
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
14%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,367
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,918
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,786
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,204
Books and Supplies
$1350

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,708
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,291
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,838

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,926
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$224

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
130
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
37%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bears
School Colors
navy blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Sky Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Denver
Fort Collins
Colorado Springs
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
55%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,100

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
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.
Alyssa from Burlington, CO
This school went from being my back-up, to becoming my first choice. Everything about the campus and the academics really made me love UNC and want to continue my education here. I'm so happy I come here!
Elicia from Westminster, CO
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.
Carlie from OR