Adams State University Overview
Adams State University is a public institution located in Alamosa, Colorado. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Alamosa draws many to the area.
What Is Adams State Known For?
- A student who earns a bachelor’s degree from Adams State makes roughly $35,000 a year.
- Approximately 43% of the faculty at Adams State are full-time.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor’s degree is the highest one a student can attain at Adams State.
Adams State University Ranking
According to College Factual’s 2020 analysis, Adams State is ranked #1445 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Adams State also holds the #18 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.
|Best Colleges for Diversity||257|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||712|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||1079|
|Best Colleges for International Students||1174|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1248|
|Best Colleges in the United States||1445|
Where Is Adams State University?
|Address:||208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, CO 81101|
How Do I Get Into Adams State University?
Apply online at https://www.adams.edu/admissions/apply_online.php.
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Adams State University?
Its high acceptance rate of 99% makes Adams State one of the least selective schools in the country.
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 99%, and the rate for women is 99%.
Average Test Scores
About 16% of students accepted to Adams State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores range between 430 and 540. Math scores are between 450 and 540.
Adams State received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores range between 15 and 22. Math scores are between 16 and 22. Composite scores are between 17 and 22.
Can I Afford Adams State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost 66% of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Adams State, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,972 a year. That adds up to $23,888 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Adams State is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.8%.
Adams State University Student Population
There are 1,960 undergraduate students at Adams State, with 1,514 being full-time and 446 being part-time.
There are also 1,354 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,514 full-time undergraduates at Adams State, 51.1% are male and 48.9% are female.
The racial breakdown of the full-time undergraduates at Adams State breaks down as follows:
- African American or Black: 6.7%
- Asian: 0.4%
- Hispanic or Latino: 37.9%
- White: 41.3%
- Non-Resident Aliens: 0.8%
- Other Racial Groups: 12.8%
Colorado students aren’t the only ones who study at Adams State. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 21 countries are represented at Adams State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Canada, and Jamaica.
Adams State University Majors
Adams State offers at least 13 programs. The table below shows the number of degrees awarded in 2017-2018 for each one.
|Program Name||Associate's Degrees||Bachelor's Degrees|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||373||41|
|Business, Management & Marketing||0||92|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||0||29|
|Visual & Performing Arts||0||26|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||0||18|
|English Language & Literature||0||18|
|Mathematics & Statistics||0||6|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||0||1|