About University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Founded in 1965, University of Colorado Colorado Springs. is a Public college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 10,619 full time undergraduate students, and 1,940 full time graduate students.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 394 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Colorado Colorado Springs include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate92%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range940-1190
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at UCCS are considered Less Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 39% were in the top quarter, and 14% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    121 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    119 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    159 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    173 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    173 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    170 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    170 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    172 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

86 Students rated University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Jazmin - 04/12/2024

it is very great I haven't seen the school yet but it seems very cool to be there and also it looks good as well I would like to visit it soon but it's cool to look at. also the part is that there is lots of things you can do looking at the school wedsite it looks very fun.

Heathe - 03/19/2024

I love the campus. I was nervous going into college because of the new environment and people. The first two weeks of the semester is dedicated towards new and incoming students to get involved with the campus and people on it. It helps us to connect with others who share similar interests. Within my first few weeks there I had established an amazing friend group incredibly fast. The campus is smaller than bigger-known institutions which means deeper connections between students and professors. My professors have all been very helpful and open to conversation and push for their students success. The campus is quite big for it being "smaller", and the view of the mountains is hard to beat. There is a nearby shopping center and it is less than a twenty minute drive from downtown Colorado Springs.

Nathalie - 06/24/2023

UCCS is an amazing school. The student climate and culture is inclusive and welcoming. Their campus is beautiful and has so many activities to do. The programs and services available to students will definitely help any student succeed. They have many degree programs available too!

Keaton - 01/04/2023

Awesome School. Super pretty campus and tons of great teachers. Student life sets up all sorts of events and there is a significant amount of fun field trips to attend. The university is also in a pretty good location. There is a shopping center very close to the school and a ton of good restaurants and night life.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 92%. 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?

    If I could talk to myself as a high school senior i would tell myself that I am a better student than my GPA reflected at that time in high school. I would also tell myself to focus on school, do the work, and study as well as to quit slacking and to not let senioritis sink in at all. Also that I needed to mature a little bit and to understand that some of the people that I hangout with everyday I would not see or even talk to in the two years after graduation. Lastly I would say be the person you are meant to which is a smart young man who is not afraid to be himself.

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

    Currently, there is a lot of construction around campus and it draws away from the available space. Our student population is also increasing which makes the class size larger but overall, nothing is so negative that it takes away from the amazing things our campus have to offer.

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

    UCCS is located up in a mountain, so it can get very cold, but it is a gorgeous but small campus with an amazing view, and a lot of very friendly people and fun events.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.


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

    how awful parking is.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    UCCS is best known for being one of the fastest growing universities in the Springs! Also for having one of the most spectacular views of Pikes Peak. Not only is it a beautiful university but an affordable one for Colorado residents. Who could pass up over 300 days of sunshine majoring in your desired field on an ever-growing campus with an amazing staff? The answer should be NO ONE!

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The faclulty is the best thing at this school becuase they are always willing to help students excel by being available via e-mail, office hours, and class time and by challenging students to think critically about what they are learning and how they might be able to apply this to their personal career goals.

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

    The parking. There is not enough parking for all the students, and being that this is primarily a commuter school that is a problem. Plus, the parking permits are very expensive and some of the parking lots have holes in them!

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

    The science learnimg center and the food in the cafeteria. Every now and then I do mention the basketball games and little intermural sports leagues they have sometimes.

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

    What brought me to UCCS was honestly the dorms. All the other dorms I saw were one room with two beds and closets and a shared floor bathroom. The dorms at UCCS are all suites. When you walk in my room there is a common living room and private bathroom that is shared with four total roomates. We each have our own private bedrooms. They are really small but I like having privacy.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    UCCS is a school for students who want to have close connections with professors and other students, but also have the big campus environment of clubs and sports. Since UCCS is located in Colorado Springs, CO, both commuter students and those from out of town feel at home.

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

    Anyone who needs to communicate with the professors and loves being in a tight-knit support group in the community would love to attend this university. All majors and careers are supported here so anyone would benefit from attending this university, especially if they plan to go on to any sort of graduate school or medical/law school.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Professors at UCCS are amazing. Not only do they know your name, but they make an effort to get to know you individually. My favorite class so far has been my Juvenile Justice class. In that class, I learned about the Juvenile Justice system and got to talk to many different Juvenile Justice personnel (Teen Court officials, Teen Court Judge, and a director of a Teen advocacy program). My least favorite class was astrology. I thought that would be a cool class. It was, but it was hard, which I wasn't expecting. When it comes to studying, I see a lot of students in the library at all times of the day and night. Not only the library is a good resource, but there are many other school resources to help you study as well. Class participation is almost required in most majors. I like that because I am a hands on learner. Before class, students usually talk about what assignments they finished or didn't do the night before and after class we will either talk about the rest of our day or talk about the material that we learned in class. The competitiveness at UCCS is about average for any university. The pre-med students are pretty competitiveness while the criminal justice majors need to stay on top of their work to stay within the program. The craziest class I've taken so far is when I was a Junior Teaching Assistant. I helped teach freshmen a course called "Crime and Punishment". As you can tell, I am a Criminal Justice major with a Health Science minor. I love both departments and would highly recommend them for someone who is interested in either pre-law or wanting to be in some type of field with sports. I have spent some time outside of class with some professors before. Either on a committee or just hanging out grabbing some lunch. The overall academic requirements is set up for the student to succeed. The academic councilors really work with students on telling them on what they need to take, and what classes may interest them. UCCS academics sets up their students for the future. UCCS has a really good job search program for graduating students so that students can get a job right out of graduation.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love the school. I think there is a big university attitude with a small university accommodation. If I could change one thing about my university is for us (UCCS) to recruit better athletes for our sporting events. I think the school is just the right size for people that want to have the college experience but have the attitude that they will not get lost in the huge crowds of people. When I tell people I attend UCCS they are usually inquisitive on how the school is, wanting to learn more about it. When I am on campus, I tend to spend my time either in the University Hall (commons area) or the library. The school's administration is fairly easy to deal with. I have never had a problem with any of my professors, student financial aid counselors, campus police, or even the Dean of Students. Everyone is really helpful when it comes to this University. The biggest controversy on campus as of right now is parking. As the university grows, the more students attend. While the school officials have built new buildings for the students, they have not dealt with the parking issue yet. There is school pride, and it is growing rapidly. I am apart of the student committee that helps with the school traditions, and we have some big plans for the future! The most unusual thing about the school is not a bad thing. To me the most unusual aspect of the school is how much the professors care. They will go out of their way to help their students understand the material they are teaching, which is great. If I had to chose one experience I will never forget is participating in the half time game during Black Out Night. We were playing a basketball game and I won! I ended up winning $25 to our bookstore and 5 free Jimmy John's Sandwiches. My overall opinion of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a very positive one.I highly recommend my school for high school Sr. students to look at UCCS.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Anything outside is a popular student activity at UCCS. Since we get a lot of sunshine throughout the year, many clubs and even some classes are held outside.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Party people with laid back charismatic charm. Definitely does to an extent, mixed with the serious students who study tremendously.

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  18. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Each time we play a rival, no matter what the sport, the school makes an effort to pump the student body up for the game. UCCS will hold and event and get a lot of people to come support our athletes. Also, every time there is a sporting event, people get free stuff (t-shirts, food, drinks, door prizes).

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  19. Describe the dorms.

    UCCS's dorms are pretty nice, I'd say. They have plenty of room, with a decent sized shower. Each room has their own shower, which is nice because you don't have to walk down the hall half naked. Their is a living room area which is nice for everyone to play video games, watch tv, or just hang out. Each room has a desk, a bed, and a big dresser for clothes and storage. Each room also has a window to look out of, which is nice.

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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.

79% of students attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 48% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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