University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

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University of Northern Colorado can be found in Greeley, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 14,000 students are enrolled at UNC.

Most of the students accepted into UNC had an SAT score in the range of 970 to 1200, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 19 to 26. We were able to estimate the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) average GPA (2.98 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 91% of all those who apply are admitted to University of Northern Colorado, from which 22% choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 84%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Northern Colorado was reported as 90.8% in Fall 2020 with over 9,280 college applications submitted to University of Northern Colorado. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNC ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • UNC Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Northern Colorado?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Northern Colorado is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UNC has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 90.3%
  • 2017-2018: 89.1%
  • 2018-2019: 90.8%
  • 2019-2020: 90.8%
  • Projected UNC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 84.1%

How Does University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Northern Colorado is sixty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Regis University71.0%
University of Denver58.7%
Colorado School of Mines53.1%
University of Wyoming96.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Northern Colorado (UNC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 610
Math480 - 590
Total Score970 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 26
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