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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3 College Senior

Academics: I have really enjoyed most of the professors I have had at UCCS. The staff works hard to make sure that you are doing well, and really learning the material. Most professors give out there cell phone numbers so that you can contact them if you are struggling. I also think the professors have a great idea of what the appropriate workload is for a student. Like me, most students at UCCS have to work, and some even work full time. Professors know this, and while they still give homework, they are aware that our entire lives do not revolve around their class. The only complaint I have is the on-campus tutoring. In the business school, all of the tutors are students, and while some of them are good at what they do, many of them spend lots of time on their cell phones and are searching the internet. Even those who want to help, and have a good understanding of the material sometimes struggle with trying to teach it to someone else. This makes it frustrating for both the tutor and the student.

3 College Senior

Academics: My major is Accounting. While I enjoy it, I feel like the accounting program is undervalued compared to the other programs. There are generally only a few classes a semester for Accounting, and many people get wait listed. Also, the times the classes are scheduled are less desirable. Last semester I had an adjunct professor teaching Acct. 2020. He was kind, but he didn't care whether or not we learned the material. A large majority of the class would do poorly on a test, and instead of trying to see where we did poorly and helping us understand, he would give everyone extra credit until the lowest grade scored was passing. He did this with every test. Many students were thrilled that they could pass the class without trying, but as an Accounting Major I was very upset that I was going into the next class without a firm idea of what this one was. I don't think an adjunct professor should be teaching such a crucial class.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants close to campus that offer a range of different foods and varieties. There is a Pita Pit, Chipotle, Wich Which, Panera, Smash Burger, and Noodles in company, as well as a Hacienda, Old Chicago, and Fish Bone. If a student is looking for a quick place to drive through, there is a number of fast food places within ten minutes of the campus.

3 College Senior

Athletics: While I feel like the campus, and students, have a really good attitude about sports, I think there isn't enough student involvement at games. I wish the school would do more to get non-athletes more involved at the sporting events.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally live 20 minutes away from school, but there are several apartment complexes near the school. A new complex is actually being built now.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Most Greek life on campus is more of a club rather than a Greek organization. And most of the Greek organizations have a terrible reputation and ruin the reputation of Greeks all together. Kappa Sigma was kicked off campus due to issues they had internally and the members were disrespectful and stereotypical frat boys who give off a bad reputation. The sorority are not much better. Phi Sigma Sigma is one of the worst sorority I have witnessed in my college career. Their process of recruiting is bad in sense that they are not recruiting girls of character and respect and who would represent their sorority well but rather just recruiting to keep their numbers high so they can stay on campus. This creates issues because you have individuals who usually will give their organization a bad name. A majority of the girls in Phi Sigma Sigma do not like or support each other and sometimes try to undermine each other. That is why so many either quit or go Alum so they don't have to deal with the issues. Greek life is second only to football for creating money and drawing people to colleges. We don't have a football team and I wouldn't say we have much of a Greek life either.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Now that Sodexo is no longer the food company involved I believe UCCS has an opportunity to create better food and dining options on campus. Time will tell if it is an improvement.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Diversity is very important to me since I am a black man. At UCCS, diversity has improved somewhat, however it still has a little ways to go. From what I've seen the past 3 years I have attended, only a handful of staff and faculty are concerned with promoting diversity on campus. Some people don't recognize the value and importance of diversity. It gives you different ideas and perspectives and celebrates differences and promotes individual growth. Also, since this is a conservative city and a perdominantly white campus, it is important that we are making sure other races and minorities are comfortable and are being treated fairly. UCCS is making some progress but still has a ways to go.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The service people were always friendly and helpful, but the food was awful. But they are changing providers so it will probably be better now.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are a lot of clubs and opportunities for students that are different, and UCCS really encourages student creativity whether it's with clubs, organizations, or administration reform.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are many things to do, activities to join, and places to hang out within the school, as well as off-campus. It helps if you live on campus, but even commuters can have a good time.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's a lot of information and accessibility to security and safety services, it's a very secure and safe campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I've lived here my entire life, so sometimes it gets dull because of the monotony, but it seems like most of the students find something to do. There are a good amount of places for dancing, tons of cultural events, and an amazing amount of outdoor events and sports or activities to do.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Although I live with my parents the housing options that are available seem pretty reliable and available.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid will always be a hassle, but the administration was really good about explaining all the processes.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: If you apply before the due dates, and you have the scores, it's pretty easy to get in. And advisers are really helpful in showing you where you could be based on your interests.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm an English major with an emphasis in Literature, and it's my absolute passion. The professors in my area are helpful and great to talk to. Although the workload can be intimidating at times, the professors understand what it's like to be a working college student and they are very accommodating.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone seems to have fun, except during finals. I've seen a lot of friendships consisting of just girls, or just boys, or a mix. Most of the people around campus are nice enough, and pretty easy to talk to. There are so many good looking students around campus though, it's not really surprising everyone is nice.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not part of Greek life (I've been introduced to the concept but had no interest), so I don't know much about it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The class times and class attendance are pretty strict depending on the professor, and parking violations seem to never go unnoticed, but as for the others I am not sure.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't been in any of the sports, or attended any games so I wouldn't know.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live in the dorms, and have only seen the inside once, so I have no opinion of them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy going to school at UCCS. I made my decision to attend because it was the most cost-effective option, but it has moved beyond that and I've fallen in love with the school, itself. The class sizes make it easy for the professors to show the students how much they really do care, and I feel like I'm getting the education I'm paying for.

College Junior

Majors: I've never had an internship before but I am hoping to get one in the future.

3 College Junior

Majors: My field of Communication is already. So far I mostly like everything about it. My career goals are to become a film producer and film editor. I know that there are certain requirements needed for my future career and I hope I can fulfill them.

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