University of Northern Colorado

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $15,000—$20,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Education, Music, Sports

  • Setting

    City, Small/College town, Suburban, Online

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70+ , IELTS: Band 6.5+

  • Social Media

University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public graduate research institution that is nationally ranked with over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs of study. UNC offers a wide variety of programs and services to its students while maintaining smaller class sizes to facilitate student achievement. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, students enjoy all the benefits of a major university and the warm college atmosphere of a traditional American town. 


Intensive English Program (IEP)

UNC’s Intensive English Program sets you up for success and is recognized as a highly ranked and longstanding language training program, fully accredited by the CEA. It fuses cross-cultural immersion with focused English instruction to create a distinctive college preparatory experience. Our experienced, student-focused faculty instructors are all multilingual and have M.A.’s in TEFL/TESL and Applied Linguistics and related fields. Students will find themselves in an intimate, friendly and supportive environment.  UNC offers five levels of classes to intermediate and advanced students in eight-week sessions. We offer Conditional Admission. TOEFL or IELTS are not required after completion.

100+ Undergraduate Programs

What sets UNC apart from other universities? Our faculty connects innovative teaching with relevant research for an education that not only prepares you for your future career but sets you apart from the crowd. At UNC, our professors don’t have to choose between teaching and research because they have the opportunity to work closely with students while sharing their research in the classroom. And that makes for an exceptionally different approach to education for our students.

120+ Graduate Programs

UNC is a doctoral research university, so we can help you start or advance your professional or academic career with small class sizes, nationally-recognized faculty, sophisticated facilities and affordable tuition with more than high-quality, cutting edge programs of study.

Certificate Programs

We additionally offer many certificate programs that will help you propel your knowledge and your career to the next level.

Popular Programs of Study at UNC

Business Administration, Nursing, Elementary Education, Psychology, Sport & Exercise Science, Music, Applied Statistics/Research Methods, and Special Education, among many others. 

Tuition and Scholarships

UNC’s low cost, total expenses* for the 2020-2021 year are:

IEP: $31,060   

Undergraduate: $ 39,466

Graduate (Master’s) $40,130  

Graduate (Doctoral): $42,130

*Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available to help you to finance your studies.

Student Life

Local Activities and UNC Organizations

There's a lot that makes life at UNC great. From sporting events to campus arts and other amenities like modern facilities—not to mention everything Greeley and Colorado have in store through our phenomenal location at the base of the Rocky Mountains—you're sure to find plenty of opportunities that will make you feel right at home, including local area activities along with 100+ UNC clubs and organizations to choose from.


The UNC Student ID card is your ticket to UNC athletics, and with 19 NCAA Division I teams to root for, you’ll have a lot of chances to show Bear pride.

Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor), and Wrestling

Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor), and Volleyball

On-Campus Housing and Dining

A variety of residence halls, apartments and university-owned houses are available on campus. Living on-campus means you’re a campus community member. You’ll have opportunities to meet people, understand and appreciate new cultures and backgrounds, make life-long friends, develop interpersonal skills, be open to a wider range of ideas and develop a sense of community. Living on-campus is also a great way to develop life strategies and gain independence while having added conveniences such as dining halls, restaurants, and cafes that will make your transition to college life as smooth as possible.

Services for Students and Cross-Cultural Programs

The Center for International Education (CIE)

Equipped with top-quality international and educational expertise, our staff provides services and assistance to international students at UNC. Our programs and services include:

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

We support students and scholars by providing assistance with cultural adjustment, academic and professional growth, immigration services, and personal support.

International Ambassador Program

Ambassadors help international students adjust to living in the United States through support and friendship that begins before international students arrive on campus.

Friendship Family Program

Local families get together with international students for different activities such as dinners, movies, sporting events, sightseeing etc.

English Conversation Group

English conversation groups are opportunities to practice English in a variety of topics. Specific vocabulary building and speaking confidence are emphasized.

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University of Northern Colorado

Center for International Education
University Center
501 20th Street
Greeley CO 80639
P: 9703512396
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