University of Northern Colorado


UNC offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate, extended campus and online programs, designed to help you pursue your goals and find your path with expert faculty, outstanding resources and hands-on educational experiences.

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Why Students Choose UNC​ Why Students
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Academic Reputation

UNC has more than 100 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate programs. Best of all, students at all levels complete research and get real-world experience.


For residents and nonresidents alike, UNC is one of the most affordable four-year institutions in the state of Colorado. So your degree value-to- cost ratio is high.


With just over 12,200 students total, you’ll see your friends regularly, but you won’t know everyone on campus. Some say it’s the perfect size.

Higher Education at Eye Level

is the University of Northern Colorado’s promise that you’ll learn from professors who are committed to learning your name, bringing their research to you, and involving you in their discoveries


300 Performances Annually

UNC offers world-class music and theater performances that reflect our nationally-ranked performing arts program and our vibrant arts community.

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19 NCAA Division I Sports

The program has produced 31 individual national champions, three national players-of-the-year, two team national champions, well over 400 All-Americans and more than 40 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

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Groundbreaking UNC research melds scientific lab work with real-world clinic to reveal benefits of exercise for cancer patients.
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Researchers Study School Shooting

UNC researchers’ report offers recommendations for improving school safety.
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Addressing Childhood Obesity

Taking a close look at the factors surrounding childhood obesity and its stigmas, UNC researchers are taking steps to help children get fit.
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