Undergraduate 2017-2018

University of Northern Colorado Points of Pride

  • UNC is a recipient of the prestigious Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Preparation from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
  • Our Monfort College of Business is the first and only business school to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the Office of the President of the United States.
  • We are designated by the Colorado Legislature as the primary institution for undergraduate and graduate teacher education in the state of Colorado.
  • DownBeat Magazine has rated UNC’s University Orchestra the top university orchestra in the United States repeatedly for more than 10 years.
  • Our graduating nursing students regularly score in the top 10 percent on the national licensing exam for registered nurses.
  • Our James A. Michener Library is home to the bulk of the UNC alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s writing and publishing legacy.
  • One-third of the Colorado Teacher of the Year award winners are University of Northern Colorado alumni.
  • According to a 2007 study, spending by the university, our employees and our students pumps nearly $350 million into the Colorado economy.
  • We prepare more public school music, theater and art teachers than any college or university in the region.
  • The Jazz Studies program has won more than 100 DownBeat Magazine awards in the last 30 years.
  • For seven successive years, graduating business students have scored in the top 10 percent on nationwide standardized exit exams.
  • The university’s Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute is the only comprehensive cancer rehabilitation facility of its kind, providing individualized prescriptive exercise and dietary intervention in the recovery of cancer treatment-related symptoms.
  • UNC has 19 NCAA Division I sports primarily in the Big Sky Athletic Conference.