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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Colorado Springs
Population | 500,000
Enrollment | 12,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/16
Spring | 01/16-5/10

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

UCCS seventh-consecutive Gold distinction in Military Friendly Schools Ranking
UCCS earned multiple nods in the 2022 Best of the Springs publication
UCCS earns STARS Gold Sustainability Ranking for record third time

About This Campus

We admit living in Colorado is pretty fantastic. We have legendary snow and 300 days of sunshine- mild summers and vibrant falls- big cities and small mountain towns- sand dunes and raging rapids. And whether you stay close to campus or explore the whole state, there’s always something to do. UCCS is one of 4 campuses in the U of Colorado system and emphasizes a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, nursing, education, and public affairs. We offer a vibrant cultural life and immediate access to numerous recreational opportunities including river rafting, hiking, golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and hot air ballooning. Colorado Springs is home to more than 20 national and international sports organizations, including the headquarters of the US Olympic Training Center.

Location Information

UCCS is located 57 miles south of Denver, and 30 miles north of Pueblo. We are located less than 2 hours from the closest ski resort - Monarch Mountain, and a little over 2 hours from Breckenridge and Aspen. At UCCS, college doesn’t just happen in the classroom. It happens at a Mountain Lions game, a Theatreworks production, a yoga class at the Rec Center, or over a sandwich at Clyde’s. We know a campus alive and buzzing with activities is just as important as books, writing papers, and study time. Being centrally located within the state, we are within an hour of professional sports, world class winter and summer outdoor sports and activities, hundreds of concerts and cultural events and venues.

Helpful Information

Over the past 7 years, UCCS has seen tremendous growth. Dwire is renovated for our Business/Languages/Criminal Justice student - new Campus Rec Center - expanded learning facilities for Biol. & Engineering - new Events Center for Mountain Lion athletic games and events - renovated and rededicated Cent. Hall for Chem, Anthro, and Geography/Environmental Studies. We've also created new spaces on campus for students to spend time relaxing, reading or enjoying moments with friends.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
College of Education: CLOSED to NSE students in general. Golf Management program is CLOSED to NSE students. Sports Medicine program is CLOSED to NSE students.

College of Business: LIMITED number of courses available to NSE students under Home Pay plans. ANY business courses may be taken for Host Pay students. College of Health Sciences/Nursing: VERY LIMITED to Home Pay plans. To take upper division Health Science courses, YOU MUST COME ON HOST PAY. College of Engineering VERY LIMITED to NSE students in general and must come on Host Pay.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Entrepreneurship - Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses are offered as electives. ALL NSE incoming students are welcome to take these courses while on exchange!
  • https://innovation.uccs.edu/

Unique Academic Programs

  • Entrepreneurship - UCCS offers unique degree programs in Innovation/Entrepreneurship. Called BI degrees (Bachelor of Innovation), you can major in BI Chemistry; BI in Womens/Ethnic Studies; BI in Museum/Gallery Studies; BI in Music; BI in Computer Science; BI in Bus. Adm.; BI in Computer Security; BI in EE; BI in Digital Film Making; BI in Game Design; BI in DASE; BI in Finance. Check out this unique and ONE-OF-A-KIND degree program! http://innovation.uccs.edu/
  • https://innovation.uccs.edu/

Special Programs

RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, American Sign Language... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 80.00 paper, N/A computer or N/A Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Host Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/23/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $6478.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: None.
  • Home Payment: 15 ($450 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $300.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $600.00 Year Host & Home Optional
Activity Fee $14.00 Year Host Mandatory
Athletic Fee $4.85 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $1.00 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
Health Service Fee $60.00 Year Host Mandatory
Library Fee $5.00 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
ID Card $15.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $6.00 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $219.00 Year Host & Home Optional
Recycling Fee $5.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
Transportation Fee $64.00 Year Host Mandatory
Event/Performance Fee $4.00 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
Bonds Fee $263.00 Year Host Mandatory
Other Fee $2.00 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
Other Fee $160.00 Year Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Tuition is based on instate tuition with NO COF allowance (College Opportunity Fund). ALL INCOMING NSE Students are required to attend the FREE mandatory NSE orientation. It is always the Saturday before the Fall or Spring semester classes begin from 10am to noon.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/23/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $800.00
  • Proximity to campus: less than five miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Please contact housing directly for information on room and board options. http://www.uccs.edu/residence/accommodations.html On Campus Housing is not required at UCCS.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans are included/built in the housing price. Please contact housing directly for information on meal plan options. http://www.uccs.edu/diningservices/meal-plans.html


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/23/23

Important Notes about Health Insurance
We no longer offer a policy through UCCS.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
We no longer offer a policy through UCCS.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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