About the University

About the University

The University of Northern Colorado commits to the success of its students by providing a solid liberal arts foundation, relevant professional coursework and real-world experiences in an environment where faculty and staff value personal attention as a key to learning.

At UNC, there are over 100 undergraduate and 100-plus graduate programs of study spread among six colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University College. With more than 2,000 courses available, university advisors help students build an education that will make them competitive in the global job market.

There are approximately 12,000 students from all 50 states and 49 countries who attend classes on our beautiful 260-acre campus. The student population is 62 percent female, 38 percent male and 19 percent minorities.

We offer first-class facilities and a wealth of resources for the university community to access. Our libraries include James A. Michener Library, home to the author’s literary legacy, and Skinner Music Library, one of a handful of music libraries in the nation dedicated exclusively to research materials, media and supportive information required by the nation's most rigorous music schools.

Students can get engaged in more than 150 student organizations on campus, including leadership, professional, social, cultural and honorary groups. They can choose to join one of 10 fraternities and nine sororities or participate in service or experiential learning projects.

Located in Greeley, the university is just an hour’s drive north of Denver. The greater Greeley area’s population of nearly 100,000 enjoys a variety of activities - shopping, athletics, local festivals, nightlife, a symphony orchestra, theater and much more.

With its rich 125-year history, dedicated faculty, active students and NCAA Division I athletic teams, the University of Northern Colorado is a place where students can get a high-quality education, create endless opportunities and truly find their niche.