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University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO
The University of Northern Colorado is a public university. Founded as a Normal School in 1890, it gained university status in 1970. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Health and Human Services, and Performing and Visual Arts. Its 236-acre campus is located in Greeley, 50 miles north of Denver.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,503
   Women 6,082 (64.0%)
   Men 3,421 (36.0%)
Graduate Students 2,757
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 90% of 6,784 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.33
SAT Math 515 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 526 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,144
Out-of-state: $34,730
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,888
Out-of-state: $20,474
  Room and Board $10,566
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $11,863
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 490
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Greeley Population 96,539
Nearest Metropolitan Area Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 37% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bears
Sororities 7.3% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
19.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.6% White
11.0% Unknown
International Students 2.3% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning 70.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 29.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 28.0%