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Welcome to the University of Northern Colorado

Picture yourself here in Greeley, Colorado, at the University of Northern Colorado. Where the sun shines more than 300 days a year, rivers convene in the plains of the high desert, and the winters are picturesque. Where campus is big enough that it takes 15 minutes to cross, but it's small enough that you’ll still run into your friends. Where inspiring professors lead our distinctive and distinguished students in undergraduate research.

Picture yourself at UNC. Where you’ll get a truly unique education. It’s just waiting to be customized by you.

Colorado Free Application Day Fall 2019 Application Now Open

Now’s your time to shine. Apply through the Bear App or the Common App.

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Maybe You're One of Us

Here, you're an individual with your own unique mix of interests — and our differences are what we have in common.

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Undergraduate Snapshot


Full-time students

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Average full-time course load: 14 credit hours

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First Generation: 38% are first in their family to attend college

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8,316 In-state students


  • 61% White
  • 18% Hispanic
  • 7% Not Reported/Unknown
  • 4% Multi-racial
  • 4% African American
  • 3% Temporary U.S. Resident
  • 2% Asian
  • <1% Native American
  • <1% Hawaiian

College Bound Colorado

College is a BIG life decision. Hear from UNC students, faculty, staff and academic professionals on all things that have to do with navigating your way from high school to — and through — college. Grab your favorite snack and get comfortable. There is a lot to learn, and we are here to help you along the way.


Student Life at UNC

There's a lot that makes life at UNC great. With sporting events, shows on campus and outdoor activities — not to mention everything else Greeley and Colorado have in store for you — you'll be sure to find plenty of opportunities that will make you feel right at home.



Imagine yourself at the University of Northern Colorado.

At the University of Northern Colorado, you will build your life on campus, but a big part of that life is informed by the city you will call home. Student life here on campus is surrounded by big-box retailers as well as the unique-to-Greeley shops found downtown. The arts are important to UNC, but they're equally important to the City of Greeley

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