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Campus & Student Life at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Home to about 10,288 undergraduates in 2020, UCCS is a large, public university located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, UCCS offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by UCCS can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our UCCS Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

UCCS Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at UCCS. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit UCCS Disability Services.

UCCS for the Military

While not a "service academy", UCCS does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit UCCS Veteran Services . For more information, check out our UCCS for Veterans Guide.

UCCS offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, UCCS 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 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

UCCS 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 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

UCCS has a comparatively large, student body. There were 10,288 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 7,782 (75.6%). Part-time attendance was 2,506 (24.4%).


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is Ranked #402 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, UCCS receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank UCCS #402 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 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

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

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Competes in the NCAA

UCCS has a total of 273 student athletes, 139 men and 134 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,490,754
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,417,220

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletics

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