University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Colorado Springs


At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs we value students and never forget that students are our reason for being. We consider students and student outcomes in all the decisions we make. We provide a supportive environment in order to create lasting and significant educational experiences for every student. We are committed to our students and their success.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Special Admissions Policy MOSAIC Gateway Program

The MOSAIC Gateway program provides holistic admission review and learning communities for students who face particular academic and social challenges but show strong potential to succeed in college. Nominations to the program are made by UCCS admissions committees upon review of a UCCS application and required support documents. A limited number of students are admitted to the program on a case-by-case basis and are required to participate in the MOSAIC Gateway learning community their first semester. The learning community is designed to provide added layers of support needed to promote academic and social success for MOSAIC Gateway Scholars. MOSAIC Gateway is coordinated by Anthony Cordova, Director of MOSAIC (Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community). MOSAIC provides support with admission, academic coaching, mentoring, and college transition for all students. MOSAIC serves all UCCS students and specializes in supporting students who are ethnically diverse, international, LGBTQ, first generation, and/or non-traditional. Learn more about MOSAIC Gateway Program

Student Life & Support International Social Support

MOSAIC ISS provides International Students with assistance and support in adjusting to life in Colorado Springs and in navigating campus life at UCCS. We provide opportunities throughout the academic year for students to engage in social activities and events aimed at providing opportunities for International Students to connect with each other as well as with domestic students. Our goal is to help create a positive and supportive campus environment and an overall productive and meaningful experience for all International Students visiting our campus from around the world. Learn more about International Social Support

Student Life & Support LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center @ MOSAIC exists as part of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs' on-going commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere for everyone on campus. As part of the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC), the LGBT Resource Center is designed to provide resources and information to LGBT students, advocate for LGBT+ interests throughout campus, conduct outreach and education, and ensure LGBT+ voices are represented among the campus at large. Learn more about LGBT Resource Center

Student Diversity

  • 10,187
  • 47/53
  • 29%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 3%
  • 4%
    Black or African American
  • 17%
  • 1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 65%
  • 8%
    Two or more races
  • 2%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 1%

Student Success

  • 69%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 47%
    Six-year graduation
  • 35%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 65%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 14%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 1,100
    Full-time faculty
  • 92
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 15:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Business, Biology, Psychology, Communication, Engineering, and Nursing

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    El Circulo de Espanol, German Club, Hawai'i Club, Indian Student Alliance, International Buddy Program, Japanese Language Club, Native American Student Union, Latino Student Union, Black Student Union, etc.


Cost of Attendance

  • $8,280
  • $8,280
    In-state Tuition
  • $1,582
    Required Fees
  • $11,000
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • n/a
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $12,057
    Average aid package
  • n/a
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 32%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 67%
    Students with financial need
  • 77%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • n/a
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • n/a
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 12,000
    # of applicants
  • 92%
  • 3.42
    Average HS GPA
  • 23
    ACT Composite
  • 540—n/a
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 530—n/a
    SAT Math
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • Rolling Admissions
    Regular application closing date
  • $50
    Application Fee
  • n/a
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date