University of Colorado Colorado Springs Reviews

  • 18 Reviews
  • Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,067
92% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
78% of 18 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kayla Colan
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2020
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"Please read!! This is the absolute worst school. It is tiny. No social life at all. Teachers are not qualified, you have to trust me on this. Horribly organized. Every single person I met transferred, including me. Look at the transfer rate before applying. I wish I knew these things. Worst experience of my life. Huge waste of money."
Jordyn
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"This degree program was incredible. The degree included a credential program so I was able to learn inclusive education and at the same time apply it to 4 different classroom settings. This program gave me the chance to see what field of children I worked best with. I saw second grade, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. I fell in love with preschool. Special needs preschool is my absolute passion. This program lead me into my masters of applied behavior analysis. Colorado springs had the greatest professors to guide me. They were so inclusively driven that I begun to see how exclusive the world truly is. This program is the best of its kind."
TSgt Justin Celmer
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I signed up for 3 classes/9 Credit Hours in the Fall '19 to pursue my BS in Business Administration. UCCS charges $37/Credit Hour more than TA allows, meaning a standard 3 Credit Hour class will cost you $111 out of pocket. In addition to that, UCCS charged over $1,300 in mandatory, non-negotiable fees (not-covered by TA) EACH SEMESTER to attend the classes on campus even if I was 100% not going to be using the services the fees were charging for. It total, to take 3 classes during a single semester at UCCS, I would have had to pay $1,600 out of pocket. Suffice to say, I dropped all classes and disenrolled upon looking at my student balance and talking with the university finance office before the semester began.I highly recommend active duty military relying on TA and not using VA Top-Up to avoid taking classes at UCCS unless you want to pay a ton of money out of pocket."
Anom
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2018
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"HORRIBLE school. Stay away. President, chancellor, dean etc have all made cuts for those they know and then the hard working students have to compete with the favored ones even though theres a significant difference in academic performance. I absolutely hate this school and the money theyve taken from me makes me sick. Corrupt leaders. Youre better off at a community college."
Kaitlin
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I loved UCCS a lot! The classes were engaging and interesting and the teachers were awesome! I believe the best part about the school is that it has small class sizes and the teachers always encourage going to their office hours, which always helped me! At UCCS, their student help centers are amazing as well! I was always able to make an appointment in the same week to go over what I needed to!"
Miriam Hernandez
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"The University of Colorado (UCCS) in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado is an amazing school with amazing professors! Though it is a large university, it has a small university feel to it, so it is easy to get to know your professors and classmates. There are many degree programs to choose from at both the undergraduate level, graduate, professional, and PhD. levels. UCCS is very affordable, especially for the quality of education that one receives. I would highly recommend UCCS to anyone searching to continue his/her education."
CJ
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"The Anthropology and Women's and Ethnic Studies degrees are amazing. The professors are well versed in their fields and always available to chat after class and make recommendations for the future. If you are interested ask about Field School opportunities as soon as possible. I was able to participate in a couple and they greatly prepared me for the work I do for a museum today. If you are a minority student of any kind visit Mosaic. They are a great resource and the Student Activities Office has a lot of multi-cultural and minority student organizations to join."
Joey Pankerton
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Science & Math
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I was a student here for 1 semester and I have decided to go someplace else. Where do I even start having students teach A&P labs? I am not paying to have students teach me. There is a lot of different cultured people here. But to many protest taking place I decided this isn't a school I want to be associated with. When you have students out by the street in the parking lot protesting whatever cause they have for that moment is too much. This is supposed to be an educational institution and this makes learning hard when there are distractions. I am not impressed with the nursing program that they try to sell you on. It does seem they will take anyone as a nursing student here. Overall, maybe because I am a former student at the University of Maryland I was disappointed in this college. Diversity is great! Do not get me wrong, but come on we are grown adults we do not need students protesting every little thing. There most recent protest the Breitbart News editor, M.Y.. Just because you do not like a speaker at a college doesn't mean other people agree with you. So way too much drama at this college! Feels more like high school than a university."
Boyd
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers an excellent accounting degree for students who are wanting an edge in the field. Through my educational experience at UCCS, I was able to develop myself into the professional that I wanted to be and made excellent networking connections while doing so. I would definitely recommend UCCS to anyone who is interested."
Danica Marter
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I had a great experience at UCCS! Most of my professors were kind and more than willing to help you with anything you needed. I was encouraged to grow and expand my horizons while also meeting new people that worked in my desired field. I even managed to become a TA during my senior year."
Alvim
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"It's a good college, the mechanical engineer is focused on aero, aero dynamics is strong at this college, materials is one of the areas that has a lack of knowledge."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"UCCS is a really great school. It is in a truly beautiful place and has a TON of great opportunities. You may not get the quintessential "traditional" experience in terms of living on campus and having some huge national sports team to support and lots of raging parties, but if you want to meet some amazing people and learn in a fantastic setting. This is the place to go. Very cutting edge and growing fast."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I feel the schooling and classes were sufficient. Most of the professors were readily available and wanted their students to succeed."
Mara
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I began my studies here as a transfer student with an Associate of Arts from Pikes Peak Community College to Colorado State University - Pueblo from where I transferred again after a year to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, benefiting from the "60/60" credit transfer agreement between the three schools. Theoretically, you earn your 60 credits at PPCC and then transfer all the credits from PPCC to any 4 year school in state. Some of my 61 credits I had earned at PPCC were not upper division nor applicable to the English Literature Major, therefore I had more than 59 credits to take at CSU-P and UCCS combined. The transfer process was not as streamlined for me as I might assume it would be for someone who began their Freshman year at UCCS. The University of Colorado Springs Colorado provided me with pretty solid liberal arts education, with competent teachers whose varying styles of teaching and varying interests kept things more or less refreshing and unbiased. It is a public/state university, but fortunately that doesn't hinder a student from expressing dissident views from the professor. You can pass all your classes if you turn in all your work. I would know because the common denominator between all the classes that I didn't pass was that I didn't turn some work in. I was successful in going on a study abroad from UCCS to a school in France. The Study Abroad Process from UCCS to the host school was in its nascent stages of development. I was actually the first to go on a study abroad from UCCS to France in quite some time, and I was surprised to find, not beforehand, but throughout the entire process, that I had to be almost completely independent in initiating and continuing my study abroad applications for the both schools' International Studies Departments and myself (ie. Campus France, Visa/Consulate, finding room and board in France, flight plans, Financial Aid "front-loading", insurance). The Office of International Studies is very helpful in giving you options, outlets and resources to help address the general questions you will have, but I had to find out through my own mistakes what the exact requirements were for myself. Part of the need to be assertive/aggressive with my application/documentation process is that none of the offices and departments that I worked with actually knew what their responsibilities and abilities were in regards to helping me and each other. I really had to push them and myself to find out how and how much they could do this. I had to keep the process going until a semester after I got back from UCCS, which was hard. My dedication and time resources were waning by the end of the semester abroad and was almost nonexistent during the semester after my study abroad. I think UCCS study abroad system has improved since then, but you'll have to verify with the actual offices on the updates yourself. There is little to no hand-holding when endeavoring to study abroad."
Calvidor
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"UCCS is a fantastic school. With a still largely commuter population, it is a slightly older than average student population, creating a much higher level of quality in opportunities and networking. UCCS also spends a lot of effort on adapting to change and growth effectively. Just like any school, you can get as much out as you want to put in, but at UCCS, the limit of how much you can put in is massive, and therefore the limit of what you can get out is equally massive. Plus its in a beautiful city, so thats a nice bonus."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"UCCS is a great school in a great town. As a Colorado Springs native, I thought of it more as a commuter school, but once I got there it was so much more than I expected. It's fairly big, but it still FEELS small. It's growing so much and future students will have an even more complete university experience than I did."
Ciera Calloway
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2015
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"There is a great deal of diversity here at UCCS. We have a lot of international transfer students that walk our campus all the time. People from all different cultures, beliefs, colors, and sociecconomic backgrounds attend our school. Everyone is so friendly and adaptable to one another. I haven't heard of any "isms" or opressive acts being committed here."
S. Light
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Regarding the pre-requisites for Nursing school: the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department is fantastic. The professors for the Chemistry requirements are outstanding teachers and highly knowledgeable. There is also a science center located near the Chemistry department that offers walk-in tutoring and is very helpful. The biology department is not so great. The primary professor for Anatomy and Physiology is a terrible lecturer, has some ridiculous and impersonal policies, and also isn't very accommodating to students with disabilities. The Anatomy and Physiology labs are taught by students and some are great, others are a nightmare."