University of Northern Colorado: Statistics

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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
88%
Average SAT
1090
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
8,494
Graduates
2,966
Male:Female Ratio
30:70
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
unco.edu

University of Northern Colorado Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 88% 84% 90%
Applicants 9,149 3,185 5,964
Admissions 8,024 2,678 5,346
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,337 422 915
Freshmen enrolled part time 20 9 11

6,738 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,824 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,210 or 89%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 980
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Northern Colorado are 980-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
296 or 22%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Northern Colorado are 19-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 7655 (67%)
Hispanic 2313 (20%)
Two or more races 465 (4%)
Black or African American 455 (4%)
Asian 243 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 162 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 112 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 24 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,769
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,596$10,867
Tuition in-state $7,596$10,867
Tuition out-of-state $19,854$19,620
Fee in-district $2,466$2,088
Fee in-state $2,466$2,088
Fee out-of-state $2,466$2,088

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,448
Combined charge for room and board $11,310
Room charge $5,410
Meal charge $5,900

University of Northern Colorado Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 193 67
Business Administration and Management, General 198 16
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 115 69 12
Psychology, General 186
Special Education and Teaching, General 48 117 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 154 11
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 117 4
Education, General 105
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 94 10
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 80 19
Music, General 47 36 12
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 89
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 68 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 60 16
Fine & Studio Arts, General 56 13
English Language and Literature, General 56 5
Economics, General 52
Dietetics & Dietitian 47 4
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 50
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 46
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 45
Counseling Psychology 38 5
History, General 40 3
Mathematics, General 24 19
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 40
Sociology, General 30 9
Chemistry, General 30 6
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 11 24
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 15 16
Nutrition Sciences 27
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 20 5
Biomedical Sciences, General 24
Journalism 24
School Psychology 17 6
Educational Psychology 16 6
Geology & Earth Science, General 18 3
Music Teacher Education 20
Anthropology, General 19
Political Science and Government, General 19
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 18
Physics, General 18
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 17
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 10 5
Sustainability Studies 15
Geography 14
International & Globalization Studies 14
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 14
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 13
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 7 5
Spanish Language and Literature 12
Computer Software Engineering 11
Education, Other 10 1
Nursing Science 11
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 10
Philosophy 9
Accounting 7
Asian Studies & Civilization 7
Audiology & Audiologist 6
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other 6
Athletic Training & Trainer 5
Applied Psychology 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 4
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies 4
Chemistry, Other 3
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 3
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Adult Development and Aging 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 1
Reading Teacher Education 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor 1
Grand Total 2,071 944 128
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 52% 46% 55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 53%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,356
Citations
87,852

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,575 / 28,293
Psychology
1,420 / 39,252
Medicine
1,160 / 21,735
Computer Science
463 / 9,835
Mathematics
457 / 10,803
Education Majors
434 / 11,913
Business
427 / 9,090
Math Teachers
367 / 7,901
Biology
365 / 14,650
Sociology
355 / 4,516
Health Science
329 / 4,097
Child Psychology
317 / 12,844
Environmental Science
317 / 10,466
Social Psychology
293 / 8,714
Art & Design
287 / 3,915
Special Education
196 / 4,756
Political Science
192 / 1,400
Clinical Psychology
177 / 3,277
Economics
176 / 3,219
Engineering
168 / 2,400
Demography
162 / 4,643
Sports / Exercise science
153 / 4,538
Cognitive Science
153 / 4,657
Communications and Public Relations
147 / 2,979
Chemistry
135 / 5,097
Early Childhood Education
133 / 2,855
Ecology
123 / 8,211
Geography and Cartography
109 / 2,052
Nursing
107 / 1,484
Physics
98 / 2,217
Physical Therapy
90 / 2,016
Multimedia
85 / 1,060
Psychiatry
77 / 2,005
Public Health
76 / 1,214
History
76 / 257
Marketing
73 / 2,571
Gerontology
71 / 1,655
Audiology
68 / 1,876
Gender Studies
62 / 565
Human Resource Management
56 / 3,098

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 41 255
1992 59 328
1993 65 390
1994 65 455
1995 70 498
1996 72 607
1997 68 686
1998 71 825
1999 70 884
2000 85 1019
2001 85 1116
2002 81 1339
2003 93 1389
2004 97 1596
2005 127 1937
2006 122 2109
2007 111 2672
2008 146 3140
2009 148 3898
2010 186 4125
2011 226 4918
2012 225 5587
2013 261 6604
2014 267 7153
2015 308 7195
2016 255 7131
2017 335 7232
2018 314 7481
2019 306 8575
2020 268 10073
2021 296 10421

University of Northern Colorado alumni

  1. Justin Gaethje

    Justin Gaethje
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado
    Studied in 2007-2011
    Occupations
    mixed martial arts fighter
    Biography

    Justin Ray Gaethje is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. As of December 13, 2021, he is #1 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

  2. Chesley Sullenberger

    Chesley Sullenberger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado
    In 1979 graduated with Master of Public Administration
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotvisiting scholarmilitary officerglider pilotexpert
    Biography

    Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III is an American diplomat and retired airline pilot best known for his heroism as captain of US Airways Flight 1549 that he ditched in the Hudson River in 2009 after both engines were disabled by a bird strike. All 155 people aboard survived. He has served as the U.S. ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) since February 2022. Sullenberger became an outspoken advocate for aviation safety and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety. He served as the co-chairman, along with his co-pilot on Flight 1549, Jeffrey Skiles, of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)'s Young Eagles youth introduction-to-aviation program from 2009 to 2013.

  3. Dominic Breazeale

    Dominic Breazeale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    boxerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Dominic Angelo Breazeale is an American professional boxer. He has challenged twice for heavyweight world titles; the IBF title in 2016 and the WBC title in 2019. As an amateur he represented the United States at the 2012 London Olympics.

  4. James A. Michener

    James A. Michener
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-1997 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado
    Graduated with Master of Arts in education
    Occupations
    autobiographerwriternovelistscreenwritermilitary officer
    Biography

    James Albert Michener was an American writer. He wrote more than 40 books, most of which were long, fictional family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating detailed history. Many of his works were bestsellers and were chosen by the Book of the Month Club; he was known for the meticulous research that went into his books.

General info

Alternative names UNC
Founded 1889
Motto Sapientia In Aeterum Est
Wisdom is Eternal
Colors navy blue, gold
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff 1,319
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address Carter Hall - Rm 4000
Greeley, Colorado, 80639
United States
City population 109,000
Phone 9703511890

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