University of Northern Colorado Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (13)
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.
I have told many people that I could not have chosen a better school to attend for my program. Ever since freshman year, I have felt supported by all of the faculty and I can tell that they really want their students to succeed. Whenever I had a question or wanted to set up a meeting with a professor, they were very accommodating and always found a way to meet that worked with both of our schedules. My academic advisor made sure that I stayed on track and even recommended extra classes I take based on my interests. I was also able to join the Honors Program and complete an entire research project in two years. The Honors Program gave me the tools and encouragement necessary to give me the confidence to create and conduct a research study. My academic advisor also became my research advisor, and she supported me the entire way by answering questions, having check-in meetings every other week, and providing feedback on my writing. She even encouraged me to apply to a national conference (which I got accepted to present at), and helped me design my research poster. While my academic/research advisor definitely made a huge impact on my experience at UNC, other professors were there for me as well. One professor, who supervises all of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in the clinic took the time to meet with me and discussed some of her experiences. I am interested in the D/HH community, so she answered my questions and even gave me advice regarding how to become specialized in the D/HH population. Additionally, my clinic supervisor has been awesome. She has observed almost every therapy session I have led and is always ready with things I did well and critical feedback. I can tell that she wants me to succeed as a clinician and takes the time after each session to debrief and talk about plans for the next session. Overall, my experiences with the faculty and staff at UNC, whether they are in my program or not, has been very positive. I have felt supported, yet also challenged to think critically for myself. A lot of the material is hands-on and as you get into higher level classes, exams are based on how you apply your knowledge to certain situations (which I love!). I highly recommend going to the University of Northern Colorado for their undergraduate degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences!
Many people overlook UNC because of its location in Greeley, Colorado. A place often characterized by its unappealing aroma, and surrounding farming landscapes. I have attended 2 universities on campus, and I can not say enough good things about the quality of education I received at UNC. Class sizes were under 75 students, and the classes were taught by the actual professors and not by assistants. Curriculum was challenging and insightful, and there were many hands-on opportunities for learning. I am currently working in my field, and I have been accepted into an online Master's program with another university. UNC gave me the preparation I needed to be successful in my major.
The psychology program and UNC was adequate. If you are looking to do field research or work on psychological studies then it will be a great program for you. If you are looking to go into counseling or other mental health jobs then it is not the best program. I went into my marriage and family counseling master's program unprepared because UNC did not offer one counseling class during my undergraduate degree.
I loved my time at UNC. There are many opportunities available for students who are willing to seek them out. Since it is such a big school, personal effort is required to take advantage of resources such as the career center, writing center, and many more. The downside to a large school is this is not built into the curriculum like it is at some smaller schools. The upside is the range of availability. I participated in a semester at the Highlands Biological Station through the Institute for the Environment, which was an incredible hands on experience. The skills I obtained there have helped me many times over in my career and in graduate school.
I think that the University of Northern Colorado is a great option for anyone who is looking to go to school in a diverse, medium-sized environment. The class sizes are generally no larger than 30 in the Human Services classes, which allows you to build a relationship with your professor. The program doesn't make you choose one of the three concentrations (public health, gerontology, and rehabilitation) so it allows you to explore all three different areas in human services. I personally loved that there were people from a variety of national origins and cultural backgrounds in the program. If you're interested in pursuing a bachelors in human services I highly recommend UNCO.
I truly enjoyed my experience at University of Northern Colorado. I learned so much, created life long friendships, and made unforgettable memories. Many of my friendships were made my freshman year in the dorms. It was a great atmosphere. I also felt very prepared for my career in education.
UNC is a great school as it is top notch for it's acclaimed programs and has quality professors for 1 on 1 experience for all programs.
Great school with great instructors, but you will want to take the time and effort to network outside of the school setting
I enjoyed it very much. Great school and small enough that you can create good relationships with your teachers but big enough that there's always enough to do and go out and have fun.