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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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Table of Contents Campus Life.......................2 – 5 Mountain Lion Athletics.........6 – 7 Fun Facts...........................8 – 9 Location.........................10 – 11 Academics.....................12 – 17

The Decemberists Live at UCCS!!

At UCCS, college doesn’t just happen in the classroom. It happens at a Mountain Lions game, a Theatreworks production, a yoga class at the Rec Center, or over a sandwich at Clyde’s. We know a campus alive and buzzing with activities is just as important as books, writing papers, and study time. 2 CAMPUSLIFE 800-990-UCCS (8227)

UCCS currently has more th an 180 clubs.

Alycia is a member of Student Ambassadors, the Latino Student Union, and is President of F.I.R.E. For a full list of clubs, visit

Athletic Academic American Association of University Women Anthropology Club French Club Mock Trial

Arts Video and Filmmakers Club Musical Theatre Ensemble Student Art Club Creative Writing Club

The Ski and Snowboard Club Kayak Club Lacrosse Club Climbing Team

Leadership Student Diversity Council Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) College Republicans College Democrats Army ROTC PETA Student Club

Religious/Cultural Campus Crusade for Christ Asian Pacific Islander Student Union SPECTRUM Black Student Union Latino/Latina Student Union

Service/Awareness Students for Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Greek Life CAMPUSLIFE 3

Be theatrical Don’t miss Blackout Night!

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Stay healthy and fit

B e out doo r sy an d live t h e C o lo r a do li festy le

B u rn stuff !

We have th is un der contro l, it bonfire at B ac k to th e B lu ' s th e ff s.

Relax and soak up the view with friends


Our student athletes compete in 13 NCAA Division II programs in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference against schools from Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico. The sports include: Men's Indoor Track and Field

Women's Basketball

Women's Indoor Track and Field

Men's Soccer

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Soccer

Women's Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Volleyball

Men's Cross Country

Men's Golf

Women's Cross Country

Women's Softball

Men's Basketball 6 MOUNTAINLIONATHLETICS 800-990-UCCS (8227)

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Intramural Sports

Club Teams Cycling Speedball (Paintball) Baseball Dance Cheerleading Karate

Kayak Judo Lacrosse Racquetball Shotokan Karate Tennis

Basketball Indoor Soccer Inner tube Water Polo Softball Volleyball

Kickball Ultimate Frisbee Flag Football Dodgeball and 15 more

Clyde — our mascot


thepeople Students come from:

Student-faculty ratio: 18:1

male-to-female ratio:

average class size: 28

60 50 63

Colorado Counties



36 19 five number of bachelor’s degrees:

number of master’s degrees


number of doctoral programs:

U.S. Olympic athletes who are students:


Self-reported campus diversity




sports&spirit NUMBER OF NCAA Division II Athletic Programs:

NUMBER of Intramural Sports:

capacity of hot tub in the Rec center

NUMBER OF Club Teams:

13 24 twelve

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uccscampus Campus elevation:



5 New Buildings in 5 years:

1 4 392,260 Dwire 2 Hall Recreation 5 Center Event Center 3

books in the library

centennial Science & Hall Engineering

CAMpus Acreage:



+ or – a few


9100 total enrollment:

or slightly larger than the country of monaco Days of sunshine:

Average Yearly Snowfall:





number of indoor waterslides

number of Green buildings (LEED Certified):

number of Hybrid campus police cars:

Day trips

Overnight Trips

• Shredding at Breckenridge

• Partying at Winter X-Games in Aspen

• Cheering on the Rockies

• Rocking out at Telluride Music Festival

• Watching a concert at Red Rocks

• Watching elk, deer, and buffalo at Rocky Mountain National Park

• Climbing to the top of Pikes Peak • Meandering through the Fine Arts Center

• Hiking the Collegiate Peaks

Official School Colors:



Hint of Blue

• Soaking in Glenwood Hot Springs FUNFACTS 9

Colorado Springs, CO

We admit, living in Colorado is pretty fantastic. We have legendary snow and 300 days of sunshine; mild summers and vibrant falls; big cities and small mountain towns; sand dunes and raging rapids. And whether you stay close to campus or explore the whole state, there’s always something to do. 10 800-990-UCCS (8227)


Colorado Springs An eclectic and vibrant area, Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region have unique communities such as downtown, Manitou Springs, and Old Colorado City. Each neighborhood has independent shops, galleries, cafes, pubs, fine dining, and nightclubs. So there’s a little something for everyone.

Things to do in Colorado Springs The Incline Hit First Friday at the Fine Arts Center and see the art Grab some popcorn and see an independent film at Kimball’s Peak Three Theater Climb the red rocks at Garden of the Gods Visit mountain lions, giraffes, and bears at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Grab a cup of joe and do some boutique shopping downtown

Colorado Springs Bragging Rights

M agazine #1 Best Place to Live, Outside M ag azine Fittest City, M en’s Fitness Thrive, Kiplinger’s 5th Best City to Live, Work & ’s Fitness M agazine Most Dog -Friendly City, M en ads, Kiplinger's 10 Great Cities for College Gr

g in i k S d n a g in d r a Snowbo hours away, on ly 2 ay w a r u o h 1 ly n o r e v and Den


Jackie Berning Biology

Joe Zhou Computer Science

Peggy Knock Business

David Swaby Criminal Justice

Our faculty members are some of the brightest in their fields. We have Fulbright scholars, published academics, and internationally-known researchers. Each works tirelessly to create a solid academic foundation for students to learn and grow. So, whether studying global warming, analyzing a molecular structure, or interpreting English literature, our students work closely with experts. It is through these close relationships students’ critical thinking skills are honed, effective communication is built, and tomorrow’s leaders emerge. 12 800-990-UCCS (8227)



36 bac helor’s deg rees, 19 m and 5 doctora l p aster’s degrees rogra ms

Sma ll class sizes An average o f 28 students per class


Nationa l Rankings

: A Top Western U n U.S. News & W iversity by or ld Report Honors Program Our Honors Program serves students who want to become intentional learners. University Honors students work with specifically selected and highly-qualified faculty in smaller class settings, encouraging them to engage in a collaborative, vigorous intellectual life that prepares them for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools.

As an honor student, you have access to your own lounge

Freshman Seminar Freshman seminar is a group of courses specifically designed to help freshmen connect with other students, learn more about the campus and community, and tackle timely topics in small group settings. Students who enroll receive three credits, have access to community and campus guest speakers, and participate in field trips and social events.

Chancellor’s Leadership Class CLC is a highly-selective undergraduate honors program designed to develop effective leaders. Through coursework, community service, skill-building, and mentoring, students have the opportunity to enhance their leadership abilities. To allow students to focus their full attention on the program, CLC provides a scholarship renewable for up to four years.


Colorado resident (12 credits per semester/ 24 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $ 6,412.40* On-campus housing expenses average: $ 9,300.00 Total: $15,712.40 per year Colorado resident (15 credits per semester/ 30 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $ 7,893.50* On-campus housing expenses average: $ 9,300.00 Total: $17,193.50 per year

*Colorado resident rates include COF stipend

Western Undergraduate Exchange student (12 credits per semester/ 24 credits per year)** Tuition and fees: $11,332.40 On-campus housing expenses average: $ 9,300.00 Total: $20,632.40 per year Western Undergraduate Exchange student (15 credits per semester/ 30 credits per year)** Tuition and fees: $14,043.50 On-campus housing expenses average: $ 9,300.00 Total: $23,343.50 per year

** Western Undergraduate Exchange-eligible states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Alaska. Nursing majors are not eligible for WUE tuition.

Non-resident student (12 credits per semester/ 24 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $17,276.40 On-campus housing expenses average: $ 9,300.00 Total per year: $26,576.40 per year Non-resident student (15 credits per semester/ 30 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $17,413.50 On-campus housing expenses average: $ 9,300.00 Total: $26,713.50 per year Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Annual Estimated Costs. The above costs are estimates for a year of tuition and fees at UCCS. This is not a guarantee of cost of attendance for a freshman student as all costs are dependent upon the number of credit hours a student takes, choice of housing arrangements, and specialized fees for certain lab courses taken. Living on campus is not required at UCCS. The number above for on-campus housing expenses includes a meal plan in the Summit Village. For information about Financial Aid and paying for college, please visit FAFSA Code: 004509

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Visit Campus


Best when classes are in session To register for a campus tour, go to

Application for Admission Submit official transcripts $50 Application fee ACT/SAT scores

Scholarship Application Must be admitted to submit Scholarship application closes March 1st

FAFSA Application

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UCCS Code 004509 Priority deadline March 1st

Housing Application

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Register for Orientation




Think you have what it takes to be a student at UCCS? Check out our admissions chart (to the right). Just find your ACT or SAT score (on the left of the chart), match it with your GPA (on the bottom of the chart) and find the intersection. Where you land will tell you how strong a candidate you are for admission. Codes for UCCS: ACT: 0535 SAT: 4874








































2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0

Strong Candidate

Possible Candidate

Weak candidate

Overall high school grade point average (4.0 scale)

Assured Admission Criteria (Includes Minimum Academic Preparation Standards-MAPS) College

Business & Administration Engineering & Applied Science* Letters, Arts, & Sciences & Public Affairs

Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences**

Class Rank Top 30% Top 30% Top 40% Top 30% ACT or SAT 24 Composite 25 Composite 24 Composite 24 Composite School Code: 22 Math, 24 English 1120 Verbal + Math 1080 Verbal + Math 1080 Verbal + Math 1080 Verbal + Math 3.0 GPA or higher Course Units (One unit of study in the same subject area for one year) English 4 4 4 4 Including at least 2 years Including at least 2 years Including at least 2 years of composition of composition of composition Math 3 4 3 College Prep At least 2 years of Algebra; College Prep 1 year of Geometry & 1 year Advanced Math

3 College Prep

Natural Science 3 3 3 2 years Lab Science 1 year Physics & 2 years Lab Science 1 year Chemistry

3 1 year Chemistry 1 year Biology 1 year other science, A & P preferred

Social Science 2 2 2 Government, History, Government, History, Economics, Psychology, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, etc. Sociology, etc.


Foreign Language 2 2 2 2 All units in a single All units in a single All units in a single All units in a single foreign language foreign language foreign language foreign language Academic Electives 1




Total 15




*Students not meeting criteria for assured admission will be considered based on a combination of class rank, test scores, and high school units. An Engineering Prep Program is available for students having deficiencies in their math & science backgrounds. **Acceptance to the clinical nursing program is highly competitive, completion of prerequisite classes does not guarantee admissions to the clinical program.

Transfer Admission Requirements If you have completed fewer than 12 semester hours of college work, you must meet freshman admission standard. 12-29 hours completed

2.7 or above GPA college work English

2.5 or above GPA with 2.5 or above GPA strong math & science

3.0 or above GPA

30 or more semester

2.7 or above GPA hours completed English

2.5 or above GPA with strong math & science

3.0 or above GPA


2.0 or above GPA

Transfer applicants not meeting these requirements may still be considered for admission on an individual basis.

UCCS offers 36 bachelor’s degrees. So whether you want to design a video game or learn new business trends, you will work closely with our faculty to become part of the university fiber.

You can major in: Business and Administration Accounting* Bachelor of Innovation Business Administration Entrepreneurship Finance* General Business Human Resources Management Information Systems* International Business* Management Marketing* Marketing/ PGA Golf Management Organizational Management* Service Management* Sport Management Education Professional Licensure in: • Elementary Education • Special Education • Secondary Education: – Social Studies – English – Mathematics – Spanish – Science School of Public Affairs Criminal Justice*

Letters, Arts, and Sciences Anthropology* Biochemistry Biology* Chemistry* Communication* Distributed Studies Economics* English* Geography and Environmental Studies* History* Mathematics* Philosophy* Physics Political Science* Psychology* Sociology* Spanish* Visual and Performing Arts Women’s and Ethnic Studies Pre-Professional Programs • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Education • Pre-Physical Therapy • Pre-Journalism • Pre-Veterinary Medicine • Pre-Law Engineering and Applied Science Computer Engineering* Computer Science* Electrical Engineering* Mechanical Engineering * the majors listed with an asterisk can also serve as a minor

You can also minor in:

Aerospace Engineering Bachelor of Innovation Family of Degrees Art History Business Administration Business Computer Science* Classics Computer Science Security Cognitive Studies Electrical Engineering Energy Science Game Design and Development* Ethnic Studies Beth-El College Of Nursing & Health Science Film Studies French Health Care Science Gallery Management • Nutrition German • Sports Health and Wellness Promotion* Gerontology • Allied Health Completion Japanese • Medical Technology Leadership Studies Nursing

Math as a Liberal Art Military Science Music Organizational Communication Physics and Energy Science Pre-Law Professional Writing Statistics Sustainable Development Theater Visual Art


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