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Colleges / University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO 4-Year Public

About UCCS

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Colorado Springs, CO, less than an hour from Colorado Springs.

Founded in 1965, the institution currently enrolls around 12,111 students a year, including 10,119 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

UCCS's endowment was valued at $62,312,648 in 2021. The school spends $8,478 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About UCCS

Acceptance rate: 90%

Average GPA: 3.38

Mean ACT score: 24

Mean SAT score: 1110

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2021?

Admission to UCCS is moderately difficult. UCCS accepts around 90 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at UCCS is 3.38 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into UCCS is 1110. The mean ACT scores is 24.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UCCS a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 1,661 students who started at UCCS as first-time freshman, 407 graduate within four years.

UCCS's six-year graduation for undergrads is 45 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 72 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $65,000 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,807 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UCCS sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UCCS a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Campus Setting: Urban

UCCS Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCCS is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCCS is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UCCS is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UCCS. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1220


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

UCCS Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UCCS is like? There are approximately 12,180 students enrolled at UCCS, including 10,196 undergraduate students and 1,984 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from CO and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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