About University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Founded in 1889, The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains. UNC utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The university’s just-right size, expert faculty, and tradition of research and hands-on learning gives students exceptional opportunities and a personalized education.
Undergraduates at University of Northern Colorado can choose from more than 100 bachelor's degree programs. The school also offers more than 100 master's degree programs, including in education and health. UNC is home to the Marcus Garvey Center for Black Cultural Education and the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, which supports Latino students. Students can also check out UNC campus centers for Native American, Asian and Pacific cultures.
Outside the classroom, University of Northern Colorado students can get involved in approximately 150 organizations, about 20 fraternities and sororities and the Student Senate. Student athletes can try out for the UNC Bears varsity sports teams, which compete in various conferences of the NCAA Division I. Notable UNC alumni include actor Greg Germann, who appeared in the "Ally McBeal" television series, as well as the film "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."
The campus is divided into two main areas: central and west. UNC's Central Campus was the original part of the campus and currently houses the College of Performing & Visual Arts, schools in the College of Natural & Health Science, and the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business. It includes the areas north of 20th Street and west of 8th Avenue in Greeley, Colorado. The residence halls on Central Campus have been designated a state historic district. The Central Campus’ atmosphere is described to be more quiet and traditional. On the other hand, West Campus includes the areas south of 20th Street and west of 10th Avenue, including the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, and schools in the College of Natural & Health Sciences. West Campus houses 2,000 students and is generally the more social area of campus.