University of Northern Colorado

1,913 reviews
  1. Greeley, CO
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Northern Colorado is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, CO 80639
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,978/ 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
    $13,998/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,375/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,604/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,043/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,174/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.141 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.140 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,339Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Average
    34%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Mullet, business in the front, party in the back
    12%
  • There is a lot of diversity on campus!!!
    11%
  • Blue-Collar - Working their way through school
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.153 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.176 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Perfect size campus
    36%
  • Great school but terrible town
    21%
  • Awsome
    13%
  • Close to home
    8%
  • Small
    6%
  • Perfect for me
    5%
  • All of the first six answers
    4%

After University of Northern Colorado

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses

Reviews

1,913 reviews
  • Excellent
    224
  • Very Good
    698
  • Average
    815
  • Poor
    142
  • Terrible
    34
This school is an absolute joke! The first month into school and they STILL have students living in lounges and study rooms because they accepted too many students; Kay Norton did do a good job of keeping that hushed from the population though. I was moved from a dorm that I booked the beginning of second semester last year! Most of the professors are average at best, but it is not their fault. The school gets new professors nearly every year. The head of the chemistry department is an absolute nightmare. He does not truly know what he is doing and constantly gets math and other concepts wrong; just read his incorrect textbook. This is true for many departments. However, this year Kay Norton got rid of most of the professors and replaced them with TA's that she does not have to pay very much at all because they are also students here. I feel like this limits my learning, as well as all of the students, because they are not as experienced when it comes to teaching college courses, though some are very knowledgeable. As basic as this next complaint may sound, it is truly important for students in this generation of college learning. The WiFi never works! When Kay Norton is confronted about it, she simply states "she cannot get good WiFi for the university," yet everyone around us can. She also does not heed the advice given by the students, but simply regurgitates the information they brought up into a lengthy email stating why certain tips cannot be implemented due to money or whatever other excuse she can come up with. I find this somewhat alarming considering she was able to give herself a $100,000 raise; this is after she raised everyone's tuition by a couple grand and then took more away from us. Overall, I feel this university has taken a giant leap backwards and has gone from one of the best value universities in Colorado, to a greed-driven corporation focused on making the greatest profit while providing the least quality of service possible.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
Not only can I say that this school is a cheaper option out of many colleges, but it is a school that has excepted with open claws as a UNC Bear! UNC offers many excellent programs and has given me a wide range of options to choose from. The campus is literally the perfect size. It is small enough where you see familiar faces a lot and its big enough to see new faces all the time. The rec center is phenomenal and provides many great experiences through its counter-part Outdoor Pursuits. People are generally nice and they come from all over. There is wide variety of culture and experiences.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
I visited Northern Colorado and I love it there! Everyone is so friendly and the campus is just the right size. Also, the dorms are pretty nice. Definitely some of the nicer looking dorms I have seen at a college. I just got accepted and I can't wait to be a future bear! I can't wait for next year and to apply for housing. Skiing, academics, campus, weather, and hiking. Everything I could possibly want in a college and more! They also have my major which is a huge plus! I am so over joyed with excitement and already can't wait for move in day!
  • Niche User
  • 1 month ago