Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Undergrads
6,468
Tuition (in-state)
$17,768 ($6,688)
Admission Difficulty
Average
Branch Campus Of
University of Colorado - Boulder
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Reviews 1045 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Junior

Nightlife: I don't go to any night parties but I'm sure there are a few though I don't know where they're at.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The quality of the courses are good and so are the professors. All of them have been at the very least somewhat interesting and the professors are there to educate and help you learn.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career prospects are good here, there are many clubs and networks associated with the different majors and students can get internships.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I personally have had one of the best internship experiences. I was hired onto Lockheed Martin in my sophomore year. I attended an internship/full-time recruitment fair and Lockheed Martin was one of the booths. UCCS is great about hosting these type of events for those looking for an internship or full-time job. Not many people attend, however the benefits to doing so are great. My internship at Lockheed is paid and full-time during the summer, however I am also working part-time during the school year. My responsibilities are that of a full-time employee. As an intern, most people typically think you will be getting coffee and faxing, however Lockheed has you fully involved in the program and work.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: There really was no process of getting into my program. I spoke to my counselor and was admitted almost immediately. The only criteria to getting into your program I'm aware of is your GPA.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: UCCS attempts to have a Greek life, but is not successful. We have two sororities and two fraternities on campus, both of which are fairly easy to join, as long as you have the money to pledge. With such a small Greek life, we do not have any Greek houses. Again, UCCS in the past has been a commuter school and the Greek life is almost non-existent because of that.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining around UCCS is average. A new shopping center was recently built to include popular chains, like Chipotle, Noodles and Tokyo Joe's, however the shopping center also includes the more high-end chains, like BJ's Warehouse. There are several other restaurants around campus, further down the street, but again, they are the popular chain restaurants and fast-food. However, we do have an on-campus pub, Clyde's, which is nice to check out between classes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: UCCS is a relatively small campus, with mostly a commuter population. However, I have seen a recent shift in the last year or two, with the amount of on-campus students. The school is attempting to get more students involved in the athletics, but unfortunately we don't have many varsity sports on campus. The intermural and club sports are definitely more popular for that reason. Soccer specifically is very popular on campus, both varsity and club sports. As far as attending the games, I've gone to a few basketball games and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of people attending. Overall, UCCS is not known for their athletics.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: After completing your FASFA, the awards are displayed in the Portal, where you can accept or decline. However, with several of the awards, it requires additional paperwork to be completed via studentloans.gov. I attempted to accept a student loan for this summer but the form was not processed in time for the semester. UCCS attempts to help, but they can only do so much when other sites are involved. Advice is to apply early and sort out required forms as soon as possible.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I didn't really pay attention to the athletics at my school .

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: At my school they really didn't have an off campus housing selection.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: College is a lot of more work than in high school. In high school you have your teachers that actually care about you and want you to succeed and in college they just throw the work at you and leave it all up to you. My favorite experience would definitely have been the Foam Dance party . I wouldn't choose UCCS if i could do it all over because it's too expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There isn't really a lot of diversity in the college community. the majority are Caucasian

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There was never a time when I was on campus and there wasn't a safety officer present, and I stayed in a dorm for two weeks. Crime on campus never existed. I felt safe walking alone at night because I knew if something did happen (which it never would) an officer wouldn't be too far. I have a great level of comfort on campus when it comes to security.

College Sophomore

Majors: I am not in a program. It was difficult to get into the college

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There was a lot of work studying biology. I enjoyed it to a certain extent since I didn't have my textbooks for a while

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: everyone has their own style and taste. regardless of how I feel about it, it's still going to happen.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The Off-Campus housing is really good around the University. There are a number of different apartment complexes as well as houses. There is usually a pretty decent availability of housing, and the cost is very reasonable. The parking is okay, and they feel very safe. The school doesn't offer a lot of help.

3 College Senior

Facilities: I feel like people are generally very friendly, and it's easy to make friends in any class. Also, they do block classes, so instead of going to classes three times a week for an hour, you go once a week for three hours. I love block classes because they fit better with my work schedule. The campus gym is nice, and has many option for fitness classes. The parking anywhere on campus is terrible though.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The student life is pretty good on campus. You can almost guarantee something will be going on every night. The university works hard to make sure there is plenty to do for students, so they don't get caught up in the drug or alcohol scene. The university is also very supportive of student-created clubs. I have a friend who created his own club called 'Totally Classic Movies'. They choose which movies they think are totally classic, and every Wednesday they rent a room in the University center and play the movie. They have popcorn and soda, and anyone can come watch. The school Library is HUGE! It is also always very quiet, and nice to study in.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Since UCCS is a commuter school, many of the people that attend UCCS are from Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Colorado Springs is a military town, with many Christian primary schools. I don't think that it is a very diverse campus. The most diversity is probably in economic status. While UCCS is not very diverse, I do think that it is an accepting place for people of diversity. People are generally accepting of others.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: The dining halls all pretty much serve the same thing. Many of the stations serve the same meals every few weeks. It is very easy to use your flex dollars however, and you can use them anywhere on campus. If you don't have a meal plan, and you are just paying for a meal, the meals are very expensive compared to what you get.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. The only problems I have ever heard of happening on campus was a car getting broken into. While this doesn't make me feel good, we don't have any more serious problems such as sexual assaults or assaults.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Since I never lived on campus, I don't have a lot of experience with Greek Life. However, all of the sorority girls I have met in classes have been polite. I think they live in houses off campus but I'm not sure.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I never lived in the dorms at UCCS, however I did take a tour through them. They are very nice, new, and clean. The structure seemed sound, and I was told by another student the walls weren't thin. The cost of living in the dorms are among the highest in the state. In a school where cost is a big issue for many of the students I was very disappointed with this.

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