About Adams State University

Founded in 1921, Adams State University. is a Public college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,014 full time undergraduate students, and 1,356 full time graduate students.

The Adams State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 108 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Adams State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate98%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range853-1050
ACT Range17-22

Admissions at ASC are considered Less Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

53% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 23% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Adams State University.

Adams State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    35 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    35 Students rated campus food 2.5 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    38 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    37 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    37 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    37 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Adams State University?

20 Students rated Adams State University

Carly - 09/29/2021

Adams State is an amazing university that constantly challenges you and pushes you to be the best you possible. I have learned so much from their staff and professors. The lessons that I learned here helped me to be better prepared for my future career. I will take the lessons with me for a lifetime. I can't begin to explain the impact that they made on me.


Adams State University is located in Alamosa, Colorado. Alamosa is as close to nature as you can get. Many deer roam the area and there are many outdoor activities to do. Many parks are located near campus with about a 10 - 30 minute walking distance. The campus provides many activities outside of school like rock climbing, going to the sand dunes, camping, job fairs, games, and more. Student life is great, although there are dorms. The dorms do not have a kitchen, but there are on campus housing that do provide a kitchen, with additional charges to housing. While living in regular on campus housing is sometimes hard, there are many on campus facilities. Adams State provides a gym, with low fee memberships, a loft for gaming, a library with many good resources, a green top with lushes grass, an art, music, theatre, and science building with many great professors, and even two dining areas with which you can choose from. Adams State has many great professionals as well as students that are encouraging and make for a great time here. I would advise anyone who is seeking to engage in their community and to further their education to enrol into Adams State University.


Encouraging professors that push students over their boundaries to achieve success.


This is a good school for students who come from a small high school like me, student who aren't a big fan of the city, and/or students who need less distraction from their surroundings. School food is just like every other school, taste cheap, but can't complain, because they keep us feed. Professors are always around to help, but the student have to come ask for help, and they also remember names, or at least most do. Parties are fun, but never go anything passed it. Sometimes the town can be very sketchy, and can be really boring, but the town people are super nice, and friendly, and stuff happens into that the student of the college is invited to. When you enter into Alamosa, like me, they’re worries of racial comments, but since I been here, I have yet to hear anything close to racial, and the people in this town know how to have fun too. It a great place to go to school, it is a little pricey, but what you learn from this school, and the amount of fun that we here, makes up for it. I highly recommend Adams State University for students looking for a good college to go to. If you know what you want a degree in, then they have advisor ready for you as you get here, and if you don’t, then you still get an advisor to help you with anything, which is very helpful. Just have to ask.

Adams State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Adams State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Adams State University is 98%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    find something that you enjoy. Then, when you go to college, its good to have at least an idea of what you want to do, so you aren't in school for ten years. and do not be afraid of being who you really are, otherwise, you will have difficulty finding real friends. and stay focused on school. dont slack off. be happy with who you are, and dont try to impress anyone. if anything, improve yourself only if you want to. be happy and be safe.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Adams State is a very good athletic college.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates at Adams State University, were intelligent, helpful, fun, supportive and welcominig.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is VERY VERY small compared to the other schools I considered. All the others had upwards of 20,000 students, whereas ASC has only 2,500.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best knowen for two things. The first being our track team which has repeatedly been division two champions for the past three years. Another thing we are known for are our low tuition prices that compliment our small class sizes. These two factors attract students to our school and make it a large community since we do see and talk to our professors out side of class whether it be Wal-mart of the campus lawn. Its good to be known for having a close relationship to our professors instead of just being a number.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    its worst characteristic may be its best in that ASC is isolated in the san luis vally surrounded by mountains

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The fact that i'm going to Adams State college and its like Pikes peak comminuty college

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    non of the departments talk to each other.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This is a school that accepts nearly anyone who is willing to learn. They have a strong academic community as well as a well supported auxiliaries program. We are nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, so its perfect for people who enjoy the outdoors. Here at Adams, we have one of the top running teams in America. We are also a small college, so you have a chance to met a wide assortment of people.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is more focused on a social life rather than academics should not attend this school. This is a small community where you can get very involved, but it does not have the major social scene that big universities have. People who want large class sizes and huge crowds at football games would be disappointed here, but if you are looking for small class sizes and a close community this is the school for you.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    its very small so u can get to know more people and have one on one with ur professor. i have no problem getting my work done because there are not to many distractions

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known that there were so many papers that I had to write and that I knew how to manage my time better.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Adams State University receive some sort of financial aid. 54% were awarded federal grants. While 57% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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