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University of Northern Colorado Admissions Information

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO (map)


The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado and is the third largest university in the state. The university has six academic colleges and its campus is divided into two areas: central and west. It offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and supports its students through numerous student-centered programs in an environment that encourages personal connections and community.

There are more than 120 clubs and organizations at the University of Colorado, which range from music and politics, to sports. There are six cultural centers that student cans get involved with, in addition to a large Greek scene. The university houses 17 residential halls. Campus housing offers a variety of living and learning communities, such as floors focused on leadership or even for elementary education majors. The latter opportunity echoes the school’s traditional tie to teacher education.



Basic Info

Main Address: 501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone Number: (970) 351-1890  
Website: www.unco.edu  


Type of school: Public, university  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: Division I, intramural, and club sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 10,090  
Percent out-of-state: 9%  
Percent international: 0.81%  
Female to Male ratio: 64:46  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 19:1  
Most popular majors: Business Administration and Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC (Air Force, Army)
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Urban Semester
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Marching band
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • The school owns a group of rural cabins commonly used for retreats; the group of cabins are collectively called Old Man Mountain.
  • The school was originally founded when citizens of Greeley petitioned the Colorado government for a better local education system in the 1880s.

Admissions Information

The University of Northern Colorado has an 88% acceptance, making admissions to the school relatively non-competitive. A student's academic record is the primary factor for admittance to the University of Northern Colorado. Officials expect an applicant to have a GPA of 2.9 and an ACT score of at least 21 for admission. However, the admission office states that a low GPA can be compensated by a high standardized test score, and vice-versa. Other factors such as extracurricular activities, talent, and character are considered, but as secondary factors.

Admissions address: 501 20th Street, Campus Box 10
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone number: (970) 351-2881  
Fax number: (970) 351-2984  
Admissions Website: http://www.unco.edu/admissions/  
Email: admissions@unco.edu  
Contact Person: Mindy Marshall, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 6,410  
Percent of applicants admitted: 88%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: No closing date  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Academic transcript
Secondary school report
Interview (optional)

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (writing section optional)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: N/A  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4074  
ACT code: 0502  
Learn more about other Top Colorado schools:
Regis University   Colorado School of Mines   Colorado State  

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