University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

1,581 reviews
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,722/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,821/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,992/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,389/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,728/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,331/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.110 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,363Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Normal and Kind
    26%
  • Nice and open
    21%
  • Respectful
    18%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Working
    12%
  • Snoody
    6%
  • Quiet
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.149 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.178 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Nice, open, scenic, and safe
    44%
  • Nice and open
    24%
  • Fantastic
    9%
  • Scenic
    7%
  • Average
    6%
  • Average, small, scenic, okay
    4%
  • Scenic, helpful, supportive
    4%

After University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses

Reviews

1,581 reviews
  • Excellent
    194
  • Very Good
    569
  • Average
    663
  • Poor
    105
  • Terrible
    50
The school is cool, campus seems like a great place and it really felt like waling on a University campus. They're also expanding on the amenities for students for which awesome. However, I am a non-traditional student who works full-time and has 3 kids. For my degree program, there are not enough online options so I will now have to transfer to another school. Also, The new amenities are cool, but be prepared to pay A LOT of student fees on top of tuition rates. Even if you have a degree program that offers online classes and you are not on-campus to utilize everything you pay for, you still have to finance it!
  • College Senior
  • June 26 2015
There's always something going on that involves the students, whether that would be a white out basketball game or a earth day event, establishing the importance of recycling and composting. There is one almost every night!
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago
I actually really like this school, but at the same time, there are things that I would change. It's kind of hard to make friends, but really the school can't help that. I like the size of the campus and the amount of stairs because it helps me get in shape! and I love the library because it's always open earlier than classes and closes later than everything else. I enjoy coming to the library to spend some time studying or doing assignments. It's easy for me to focus in the library.
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 9 2015