Established in 1965, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is the fastest growing campus within the University of Colorado System. UCCS is recognized for its teaching achievements, excellent academic programs, exciting research accomplishments and opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities. It offers 45 bachelor's, 22 master's and five doctoral degrees through their six colleges and schools. The recently released rankings by U.S. News and World Report places UCCS ninth (9th) among public regional universities of the western United States. UCCS enrolls above 12,000 students in variety of programs at affordable costs. Therefore, UCCS stands at a good position from the admission point of view.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS is one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the country. At UCCS, you will find a variety of leadership development programs, research opportunities and over 2,000 on-campus job opportunities to prepare you for success. Accepted international students are also eligible to apply for consideration of merit-based scholarships during their studies at UCCS.
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$60 - $100
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Colorado Springs, one of the most popular tourism destinations in the US is itself a strong reason to get admissions in this university, only if you are looking for some fun and adventure.
UCCS is located on 550 acres in northeast Colorado Springs at the foot of Austin Bluffs, a rugged natural cliff formation. From the campus, you have a spectacular view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, including Pikes Peak, the 14,115-foot mountain that inspired the song "America the Beautiful." The beautiful location in Colorado Springs is also ranked by U.S. News and World Report (2016) as among the top five best cities in the United States in to live.
Colorado Springs has also maintained their laws and regulations unlike the old times of Cowboy era. If Clint Eastwood was still a character then he would have been working at the city’s town hall as a clerk instead of being a cowboy. Being strict with the administration, the city is safe and beautiful. Over all it is a good city with a fine population to study and work at.
UCCS is established on the urban side of the city with a good sized campus of 520 acres. The overall campus includes 20 buildings with upcoming construction of a new $60 million Performing Arts Center almost completed. The main attraction of the campus is its Kraemer library, with its vast range of books. It is also included in the best library list of the US.
The university provides good housing within campus which is clean and well maintained. There are a lot of privileges provided for the students who live within campus and the pricing can vary from 10,000 US$ to 12,000 US$ for a year including all amenities and meals.
The student-faculty ratio at University of Colorado--Colorado Springs is 18:1, and the school has 40.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. UCCS has a faculty and staff of 601 teachers who are focused first and foremost on their students. They provide an exceptional educational experience that prepares students for their career and life. Till now, there have been no reports of faculties being rude or irresponsive towards students. There have always been good reviews about the faculty as they always responded to their students and have been helpful in every manner.
Jobs and placements
Just like all other universities, UCCS also conducts in-campus placements for their students. The problem that lies here is that the placements happen on the basis of the exams that as conducted prior to them on the basis of which the students are appointed to meet the HR consultants.
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