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Colleges / University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About UCCS

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Overview

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a public, state school in an urban setting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. UCCS was founded in 1965 and the school currently enrolls around 12,031 students a year, including 10,002 undergraduates. UCCS ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,719 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at UCCS

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UCCS's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UCCS students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? UCCS has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UCCS has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UCCS on the Student Life page.

2022 UCCS Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 44%
In-State Tuition $10,128
Out-of-State $20,544
Percent of Need Met 62%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,360

Is UCCS a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what UCCS offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The university admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 11,902 students applied to UCCS and 11,337 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UCCS

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 67% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UCCScome back the next year. UCCS's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 44%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook UCCS Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with UCCS directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UCCS's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

UCCS's endowment was valued at $83.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,759 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UCCS

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UCCS meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,360 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $38,625 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UCCS.

Based on this information, is UCCS the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UCCS a good school for you?

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Where is UCCS?

UCCS is located in the urban setting of Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than an hour from Colorado Springs.

If you are interested in seeing UCCS for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 to Colorado Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Colorado Springs Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UCCS and Colorado Springs are like without leaving home.

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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

18 - 25

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Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1200


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

UCCS Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UCCS is like? There are approximately 12,031 students enrolled at UCCS, including 10,002 undergraduate students and 2,029 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from CO and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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