Location: Greeley, Colorado
Size: 10,102 students enrolled
Percent Women: 62%
Tuition (one year): $6,793
Greek life: Yes
Popular Majors: Education, Business
Acceptance Rate: 89.1% accepted
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit The University of Northern Colorado's Website at http://www.unco.edu/admissions/.
Why Choose UNCO?
“Family members weren’t there [in Greeley]. I knew I was meant to go to the University of Northern Colorado”
“It was a great place to help further my education. It was far enough away from home so I could become independent but close enough that I could go home if I felt homesick.”
“It’s small enough that I know everybody but big enough that I get to meet someone new every day.”
“The campus is small enough to walk around without needing a car but big enough to meet people that you don’t know every day.”
“They water the grass too much in the fall. My clothes are always wet when I get to class.”
“Greeley is a pretty safe town. But I would feel better if they offered services to get around Greeley.”
New Collegiette on Campus
“If you know people coming into the University of Northern Colorado, you’ll make friends immediately."
"It’s really hard getting to know people."
"The University of Northern Colorado has a great English program."
"They are very accommodating to all students.”
All About Academics
“Business and Education are the top majors here.”
“All I know about is the education majors.”
“I sometimes meet someone with a major different than business or education major but not usually.”
Learn From the Best“Dr. Jeraldine Kraver and Dr. Norman Peercy are great professors. They really go above and beyond in their teachings and they make it very clear that they are dedicated to the subjects that they teach.""It’s really important to pay attention and take notes in class.""You always walk away from classes learning something new."
Interests & Involvement
“Life Changing (speaking about Greek life)”
“There are many clubs and honor societies here on campus and all are welcoming and helpful.”
“Well known sports teams would be: Football, Basketball, Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Softball and Baseball. Being a smaller Division 1 school, it is hard to get attendance high for football (especially since they haven't been good in a while)... Basketball has better attendance because they play well and usually win at home. Lacrosse and Hockey are club sports so they aren't sanctioned by the university, but hockey had sell out crowds this year, and lacrosse had a ton of support. The university does offer intramurals and club sports for those who still want to play the sports they love or try a new one. Intramurals are a great way to get to know other people on campus, and I enjoy participating in them. With the varsity sports (school sanctioned) teams, I would say there is an athlete culture, and if you don't know them on a personal level, it is a hard culture to get in to. With the club teams, there isn't as much of that culture because they enjoy doing things outside their sport because they don't have as much regulation as varsity sports.”
“There are so many girls at UNC that sometimes I never see any boys.”
“There are some great events here (like the Vagina Monologues) to help foster girl power here on campus.”
Food & Drink
“UNC could definitely serve better food at the halls”
“UNC has two dining halls, Holmes and Tobey Kendel. I like Holmes better because it has more options.”
"Parties are a fun way to express oneself in a different setting where one normally would not. Parties are not all there is to do on weekends, some prefer watching movies or doing homework, but when one feels like interacting with others or meeting new people, parties are a great way to do that. Greek life parties are greatly under appreciated I feel, because I think they are one of the only great places where people can come together in a comfortable and safe setting. Everyone knows everyone, so its basically like hanging out in a big group with all your friends, and if something bad happens you have a huge support group to take care of you. Alcohol use is not uncommon, its college, but its great because we all are able to look out for each other and take care of each other if we need to. As far as drug use goes... I haven’t seen it but I'm sure it exists. I know I don't feel pressured into doing any of these events when I choose to party. People are more concerned about if you are actually having a good time than if you are drinking or not. They just want to include you and sometimes drinking is the only way they know how. I feel it depends on the people you are with, because Greek life is very exclusive when it comes to parties where as other non-greeks are extremely inclusive to everyone. There may be a couple parties during the week depending on what events are going on, for example holidays or homecoming. And I think for a small school such as ours it is very easy to get around at night."
“I like living in an apartment than a dorm. I don’t have to worry about a random roommate”
“I liked the dorms but I don’t think it should be required as a freshman. Still, it was a good experience.”
“It’s too small and there’s nothing to do on the weekends. I wish it was more like Fort Collins.”
“Greeley is boring. But I like it better than the school I transferred from in Kansas.”
HC's Complete College Guide: University of Northern Colorado
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