Adams State University

Alamosa, CO

Adams State, founded in 1921 as a Normal school, is a public college. Its 90-acre campus is located in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado.

Website: www.adams.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,991
Undergraduate
Students
(43.9%) 874 Women
(56.1%) 1,117 Men
1,095
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 1,698 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.18
SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
495 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,893
Out-of-state: $33,909
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,440
Out-of-state: $20,456
Room and Board
$8,782
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$14,726
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,822
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
98
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Alamosa Population
9,562
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pueblo
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Grizzlies
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
34.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.7% White
10.5% Unknown
International Students
0.6%
First-Year Students Returning
53.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended August 1
SAT Only Required August 1
ACT Only Recommended August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
208 Edgemont Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone
(719) 587-7712
Fax
(719) 587-7522
E-mail
admissions@adams.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Audition for music majors, portfolio for art majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
99% of 1,698 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 920 applicants were admitted
Men
98% of 778 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
661 (39%) of 1,675 admitted students enrolled
Women
293 (32%) of 911 admitted students enrolled
Men
391 (51%) of 764 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.18
3.75 and Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
37%
Score of 300 - 400
13%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
495 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
11%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
34%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 26%
Top half: 56%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,893
Out-of-state: $33,909
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,440
Out-of-state: $20,456
Room and Board
$8,782
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Other Expenses
$2,871
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001345
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
386 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
313 (80.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
313 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$14,726
Need-Based Gift
Received by 303 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,577
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 218 (68.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,267
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 158 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,472 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,126 (76.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,123 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
72 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$14,467
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,064 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,728
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 847 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,707
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 345 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,822
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Wildlife Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Parks and recreation, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
98
Part-Time Faculty
123
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 63% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,677
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
322
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Alamosa Population
9,562
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pueblo
Campus Size
90 acres

Weather

Temperature
-3.9 average low in January, 77.8 average high in September
Rain
67 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Alamosa
Nearest Train Station
130 mile(s) from campus in Trinidad

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Grizzlies
School Colors
Forest green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student programming board, student government, semillas de la tierra, newman club, fellowship of christian athletes
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,991
Women
874 (43.9%)
Men
1,117 (56.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,481
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
34.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.7% White
10.5% Unknown
International Students.
0.6%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
1,095

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
53.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
32.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
36.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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