University of Northern Colorado

Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, CO

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UNC is a public institution located in Greeley, CO and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Approximately 13,000 students are enrolled annually at University of Northern Colorado.

Areas of study available at UNC include:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Students may take either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions at UNC. A score in a range of 940 to 1170 on the SAT, or 19 to 25 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. An estimated 70 percent of all applicant were admitted at University of Northern Colorado, with 38 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at UNC vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $7,300 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $20,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,000 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The mascot for University of Northern Colorado is the "Bears", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, tuition information, areas of study, and more may be accessed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates University of Northern Colorado accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Northern Colorado is around 12,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 77% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $45 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,400-$7,600
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $18,000-$21,550
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $250-$300 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $710-$860 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$8,123
Receiving Student Loans61%$5,986

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Northern Colorado may offer student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of Northern Colorado is close to 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • English Language Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Master's in Public Health (M.P.H.) Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Northern Colorado is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (362)
  • Basketball (Big Sky Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Sky Conference)
  • Football (Big Sky Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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