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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, founded in 1965, is a public university. Its 501-acre campus is located in Colorado Springs, 60 miles from Denver.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students10,414
   Women5,436 (52.2%)
   Men4,978 (47.8%)
Graduate Students1,844


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate93% of 9,664 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.36
SAT Math536 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading534 average
470-600 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,063
Out-of-state: $39,473
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,863
Out-of-state: $23,273
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met43%
Average Freshman Award$8,049
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes


Colorado Springs Population439,886
Nearest Metropolitan AreaColorado Springs
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 54% of freshmen, 14% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotMountain Lions
Sororities2% of women participate
Fraternities 2% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
17.3% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.5% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students1.1% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning69.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.45 3.64 500 617 27
Low 3.00 3.00 200 560 22
High 4.00 4.44 650 650 30
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