University of Northern Colorado Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Greeley (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,786
89% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2021
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I started the online Masters program for SLP in Fall 2018. I was excited to be attending this school as the online program was so highly rated and allowed part-time students to work and attend school at the same time and use their jobs as clinical hours. It may have been a great program when it was run by different staff but now it is a disaster. It is poorly managed and the online students are not the program's priority and it shows. It's so poorly managed that every single one of my supervisors has said they will never take another online UNCO student ever again. Some professors were really great and I learned a lot in those select classes. But as for the other ones, they were lazy and provided content without actively trying to help students learn or assisting them when needed. Some professors were even downright hostile. They did the bare minimum and moved on. They simply don't care about their online students. Overall, the environment was not conducive to learning and I wish I had selected another program. I do not recommend this program to anyone and have advised my undergrad friends to stay far away."
Christian Griffin
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Awesome college , great teachers, and great programs. Every time i stepped into that university the staff was so friendly and helpful. I truly felt like i belonged. The class sizes were perfect not to many kids and applied a hands on learning that truly benefited me in so many ways. Its nice to see your professors know your work ethic and who you are. The Professors were extremely helpful as well in all aspects. Dorms and college life there was great."
Erica Trisler
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"It remains solid in its historical reputation. I enjoyed my experience with the school as a resident undergrad. I also appreciated the selection of liberal arts courses that were available. I appreciated the professors that I took sociology, psychology, and liberal arts courses from. They had well-informed, diverse, and representative opinions. They had added a course called "Women Identified Theory" during my third semester, and I remember that course as being revolutionary at the time, because it focused on both Feminist and Queer Theory. Queer women were being read and taught in this official course that students cold take for credit. That was very meaningful to me as a young, queer, female student. I actively participated in on campus activism groups, and found it fulfilling to connect to my fellow students and faculty in that realm, as well."
Erica Trisler
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"It remains solid in its historical reputation. I enjoyed my experience with the school as a resident undergrad. I also appreciated the selection of liberal arts courses that were available. I appreciated the professors that I took sociology, psychology, and liberal arts courses from. They had well-informed, diverse, and representative opinions. They had added a course called "Women Identified Theory" during my third semester, and I remember that course as being revolutionary at the time, because it focused on both Feminist and Queer Theory. Queer women were being read and taught in this official course that students cold take for credit. That was very meaningful to me as a young, queer, female student. I actively participated in on campus activism groups, and found it fulfilling to connect to my fellow students and faculty in that realm, as well."
Liz Bee
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I started at UNC with a degree in elementary education. Due to personal and financial reasons, I had to take a break for two years. Unfortunately, during this time, UNC changed the education program. Though I would have been grandfathered in, I still would need to complete the program within an unreasonable amount of time. Because much of the education department is sequential, it would have been next to impossible. Fortunately for me, I had a wonderful advisor who assisted me in looking at all my options. Although I was not able to graduate with a full education degree, she helped me change my major to a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in education. This meant that while I could not qualify for my teaching license, I could graduate sooner than expected. The money I saved from doing that was put towards a graduate degree in education. I am so grateful that my advisor was willing to go above and beyond to help me with this. On the day of my graduation, she was so excited to see me and gave me a big hug. She was genuinely invested in my success. My teachers were also wonderful and taught me so many skills that I needed to get into graduate school. What struck me about my time at UNC is that no one treated me different for going a different route. Every teacher and advisor I encountered understood that education is not a one-size-fits-all; rather, they individualized it for not only me but others around me."
Salome Opoku
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"If I'm being honest, when I was first applying for colleges, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) was my last choice. It is located in a smaller city so I wasn't really interested in going there. However, due to financial reasons, I decided to attend the university and, thankfully, it was one of the best decisions of my life. UNC is an incredible school. First of all, the tuition is much lower than other in-state schools in Colorado; however, that doesn't take away from the high quality of its education. Almost all of the professors I had were very knowledgeable, passionate, and helpful. It was clear to see that they wanted each of their students to be successful. Second, there are many clubs and organizations to choose from for students to be involved on campus. Personally, I was in the African Students United group and I had so much fun in the group and made a lot of friends! Lastly, even though Greeley is a smaller city, there was still a lot of fun stuff to do in town. My friends and I always had some event we could go to, and we were only bored if we didn't take the time to look. So overall, UNC is an amazing school. Of course, it all depends on each individual, but I had a great experience and I would highly recommend this university to any incoming students."
UNCO Non Traditional Student
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Human Services was a really amazing degree to go for, the professors for the most part were all really understanding and had amazing communication skills (I would be disappointed if they didn't). That being said, there are a few professors that made my experience less than what it could have been but overall it was really rewarding."
Jazz Studies
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2019
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I found UNC online, and after successfully auditioning, I decided to enroll - I transferred after one semester wishing I'd never heard the name UNC haha. It was an enormous waste of time and money - this program is kind of a joke. One of my ensembles was led by a first-semester master's student who had no business leading a graduate course. The school's website said that Steve Kovalcheck (the guitar professor) led that course, and I was looking forward to working with him - he showed up to rehearsal a grand total of one time. My other ensemble (combo forum) was led by a doctoral student who didn't even bother telling us when/where rehearsal was until the night of. He didn't respond to texts/emails, and had a nice little ego on top of it. UNCO's website also said that students in that class perform twice EVERY WEEK - we performed FIVE TIMES the entire semester, three of which were just informal jam sessions with no audience. Steve Kovalcheck was my professor in lessons, and "advanced improv" (yeah right). I could show you everything Steve "taught" me in about 10 minutes. He was pompous, and condescending - truly the worst music teacher I've ever had. The school also annexed our driveway (we lived in a university-owned house near campus) in the middle of the semester, and turned it into a parking spot for their maintenance vehicles, meaning we would now be fined for parking at our own house. The four of us living there were not compensated in any way. These are just my experiences, and should you decide to pursue music at UNC, yours might (hopefully) be different, but for what it's worth I strongly and sincerely urge you to consider a different program, and to not waste your time and money at UNC."
Alex
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2018
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I agree with the post bac program for education is not good. The professors in the science dept are not helpful and act like Demi gods. They belittle you and think they should not be bothered. Dont waste your time you will be better off at Metro or C U."
Nick
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2018
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I was in the post bac program for secondary social studies. This is the program youd be in if you already had a BA and you want to get into high school teaching. The program is terrible. More than half requires online courses that are more expensive but nearly worthless in terms of content. There are a few classes that are decent in terms of applied learning value but those are soured by the fact that the administration is rude and non communicative. Best advice would be to check out CU Denver or CSU in Fort Collins which both have comparable and better run programs."