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Campus & Student Life at Adams State University

Home to about 1,902 undergraduates in 2020, Adams State is a small, public university located in Alamosa, Colorado. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Adams State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Adams State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Adams State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at Adams State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Adams State Disability Services.

Adams State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Adams State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Adams State Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Adams State for Veterans Guide.

Adams State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Adams State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Adams State University

Adams State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Adams State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Adams State University

Adams State has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,902 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,264 (66.5%). Part-time attendance was 638 (33.5%).


Adams State University is Ranked #205 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Adams State receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Adams State #205 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Adams State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Adams State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Adams State Diversity Guide.

Adams State University Competes in the NCAA

Adams State has a total of 640 student athletes, 415 men and 225 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$6,835,970
Total Expenses (all teams)$6,835,970

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Adams State University Athletics

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