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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO, GREELEY, COLORADO

Greeley, ColoradoLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1889Established Year
  13399Enrollment

University of Northern Colorado: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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A public institution found in 1890, the University of Northern Colorado is a public research university that is home to over 13,000 students. Spread across a huge campus of 260 acres, the institute is a renowned name in the US Education System that offers its students an array of undergraduate and graduate courses and operates on a semester system.

With a student-faculty ratio of 17:1 and a male to female percentage of 35 and 65, the institute ensures a favorable environment of learning and growth for its students. The university, outside of curriculum studies let's its candidates explore their diverse interests including sorority and fraternity life, sports and intramural clubs and other philanthropic groups. 

Admissions at University of Northern Colorado observe an application deldime of August 1 and require a nonrefundable application fee of 50 USD. The institute in 2018 experienced an acceptance rate of over 90% which makes it fall under the category of one of the least selective institutes to study in the USA.

Rankings

In 2020, U.S. News, ranked University of Northern Colorado as,

#293-#381 in national universities and #204 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

It also ranked its business programs in the category of the some of the best in the country and honored it at #260.

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment81.49 million USD
Student Retention Rate71%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity36%
Annual cost of Attendance36,535 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@unco.edu | 970 351-2881

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • Sprawling over 260 acres, UNC is located in the city of Greeley, 50 miles from Denver.
  • The university setting is suburban.
  • There are over 150 student organizations, 20 fraternities and sororities, the student senate that the students can become a part of.
  • Student athletes can try out for the NCAA Division I, competing, UNC bears varsity teams.
  • There’s a total undergrad enrollment of 9,876, of which 35% makeup for male students and 65% for females.
  • Greeley, an hour’s ride away from the Denver International Airport, is a city full of attractions and events.
  • The city offers over community festivals and celebrations, movie theatres, indoor ice rinks, over 130 restaurants and over 65 miles of trails and bike paths.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • UNC offers 16 residence halls.
  • Basic amenities include,

Rooms for small study groups, completely equipped communal kitchens, laundry rooms and lounge rooms.

  • The residence halls have 2 basic floor plans, suite-style and traditional.
  • Students with disabilities approved for single rooms or other accommodations are not charged supplemented premiums or room buyout charges.

Courses

  • The university offers an array of diverse courses for international students with over 200 undergrad, graduate, extended campus and online programs.
  • Degrees offered by UNC are,
    • Bachelor’s
    • Master’s
    • Doctorate- Professional Practice
    • Doctorate- Research/Scholarship
  • The university also offers a combined-degree program, through Colorado School of Public Health.
  • Top five popular majors at UNC are,
    • Health Professions and Related Programs
    • Education
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
    • Visual and Performing Arts

University of Northern Colorado Application Process

Application Portal: Apply Now

  • Application fee: $50
  • Application deadline: August 1
  • Admission requirements,

Academic performance. (GPA- 3.07-3.83, ACT- 19-25, SAT-1020-1230)

College prep units or required high school courses

Personal statement/essay

  • Retention rate: 71%, Graduation Rate: 48%

University of Northern Colorado Cost of Attendance 

If you are a probable aspirant of the university hoping to enroll in the upcoming session to fulfill your dream of studying overseas, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US as tabulated below might come in handy for you.

DescriptionUndergraduateGraduateDoctorate
Tuition & fee$21,786$22,500$24,500
Living Expenses$12,500$12,500$12,500
Books & Supplies$2,300$2,300$2,300
Other Expenses$2,830$2,830$2830
Total$39, 466$40,130$42,130

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

  • The institute offers a variety of awards and merit-based scholarships for international students to study in the USA.
  • Almost 77% of the students receive some kind of financial aid.
  • The average award received by the students per year is 14,042 USD.
  • Federal Financial Assistance is offered to international students.
  • To be considered, all eligible students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The students must meet all eligibility requirements.

Alumni Network

  • The Alumni Association gives a chance to all the University of Northern Colorado alumni to be a part of their conducted programs, events and services.
  • A few notable alumni from UNC are,

Actor, Greg Germann, Vincent Jackson, Reed Doughty, Aaron Smith, Bill Frisell.

Placements

UNC conducts events and fairs through the Centre for Career Readiness to connect the students with local and national employers, like the Fall Career fair or the Spring Career Fair.

The median starting salary for a UNC alumni is $45,400

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University of Northern Colorado Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population15365
FAFSA Code001349
Application Cost$45
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$21,500 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Graduate
GRECheck Detailed Score-286- -
Quantitative-140--
Verbal-146--
Language Proficiency
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-72- -
Listening-16--
Reading-16--
Speaking-18--
Writing-18--
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-6- -
Listening-5.5--
Reading-5.5--
Speaking-5.5--
Writing-5.5--
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SATCheck Detailed Score112010001240 13%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570510630-
Mathematics550490610-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221925 93%
English231926-
Mathematics221825-

University of Northern Colorado Acceptance Rate

89.1%

Acceptance Rate

7481

Total Applicants

15365

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

32.3%

Male

67.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program89.1%
Total Applicants12661
Total Enrolled11278
Graduate
Graduate Programs89.1%
Total Applicants4589
Total Enrolled4087

University of Northern Colorado Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Northern Colorado Enrollment15365
Undergraduate Enrollment11278
Graduate Enrollment4087
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate48.8%

Attendance Cost

$21,500

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$21,500 / Year
Post Graduate Program$22,500 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,350 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,980 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,191 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,332 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,024 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,212 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,871 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1130863994909518
RANKING
  • 2019
  • 2018

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    RANKED  #401 - #500

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    RANKED  #534

    Overall (National)

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    Carter Hall - Rm 4000
    ADDRESS

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    Book Store

    University of Northern Colorado Bookstore & Fan Shop0.26 Km
    Textbook Brokers0.94 Km
    Lincoln Park Emporium2.19 Km
    The Nerd Store2.27 Km
    Grand Slam Greeley2.88 Km
    An Open Book LLC4.54 Km
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    Airport

    NCMC Heliport1.32 Km
    Peak Flight Support5.7 Km
    Greeley-Weld County Airport5.71 Km

    Shopping Mall

    University Square1.32 Km
    Hillside Mall/University Center1.36 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk2.03 Km
    Greeley Mall2.06 Km
    Gordons Discount Liquor Store2.55 Km
    Westlake Village Shopping Center3.05 Km
    Wilshire Shopping Center3.06 Km
    Centennial Commons Plaza3.65 Km
    Bittersweet Plaza3.74 Km
    Bear Paw Shopping Center4.23 Km
    Market Square4.23 Km
    Centerplace of Greeley III4.47 Km
    Centerplace of Greeley4.55 Km
    Greeley Commons Shopping Center5.25 Km
    Greeley Commons5.36 Km
    Westmoor Commons 15.52 Km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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