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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1965
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,258
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $25,000,000
Admissions Address

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Website

http://www.uccs.edu

Admissions E-mail

admrecor@uccs.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Steve Ellis
Admissions office telephone: (719) 262-3383
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uccs.edu/appintro.htm  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 3
History 0 1
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 15 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 65%
Total applicants: 2,675
Total acceptances: 1,740
Total freshman enrollment: 996
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,216
Male acceptances: 742
Male freshman enrollment: 428
 
Female applicants: 1,459
Female acceptances: 998
Female freshman enrollment: 568
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 11%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 90%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 33%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 - 590
Math: 490 - 610
Combined: 970 - 1200


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 2.0%
600-699 21.0% 26.0%
500-599 44.0% 45.0%
400-499 26.0% 23.0%
300-399 4.0% 4.0%
200-299 1.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 92%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 25
Math: 19 - 25
Composite: 20 - 25


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% 5.0% 3.0%
24-29 36.0% 32.0% 35.0%
18-23 56.0% 52.0% 47.0%
12-17 4.0% 11.0% 15.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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