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University of Northern Colorado, Admissions records

Identifier: RG009-S003

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of publications and reports from the University of Northern Colorado Office of Admissions.

Publications include admissions bulletins, brochures, class profiles, flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, orientation materials, student handbooks, posters, transfer guides, recruitment materials, reports, viewbooks and an admissions card. Images of campus life, buildings, dorm floorplans, and maps are featured in several publications. Reports concern admissions, enrollment, orientation, and recruitment. Two reports detail recruitment of minority students in the 1990's.

Class Profiles contain data on applications received, approved, freshmen enrolled; Percentage by high school class rank; Percentage older freshmen; Geographic distribution by home locations; Relationship to UNC alumni; Ratio of public-private secondary education; Types and amounts of financial assistance; ACT test scores; Courses of study for men and women enrolled.

Begun as early as 1964, the Class Profiles were printed on a single or double-sided 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet during the 1970s and into the 1980s. They were given fairly wide distribution.

The date of the Profile refers to the date of expected graduation. For example, the Profile published in the fall of 1970 is for the class of 1974. Some enrollment data is given for classes other than the freshman class. Archives does not have a complete set. This information is continued in UNC Factbook 1992- RG8 S3 F12).

Viewbooks averaged 30 pages and were used to recruit freshmen and transfer students. The viewbooks highlighted UNC's unique college life and academics as well as information on admissions procedures, financial aid, programs of study and costs to attend.

The collection also contains some biographical information on Vesta M. Waite and her husband as well as her admissions card.


  • 1896 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information

Historical Note

As of 2022, the Admissions Office at the University of Northern Colorado answered questions about admission, financial aid, scholarships, housing, support services and conducted campus tours. Currently housed in the Campus Commons, the Admissions Office was previously housed in Carter Hall on central campus.


3.00 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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This collection contains records and publications documenting recruitment, admissions, orientation, transfer and historical information from the Admissions office of the University of Northern Colorado.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Acquisition Information

Accession #11.10 received from Wendy Hall, Manager, Carnegie Branch Library, Boulder, Colorado on February 15, 2008. One folder of material was transferred from Jacqueline Villegas, Equity and Inclusion, in March 2019. UNC Office of Admissions transferred materials in 2020.

Related Materials

For additional materials related to admissions, please see the following collections: UNC Student Finances, Financial Aid, Employment and Scholarships (RG008-S004), UNC Office of the Registrar records (RG008-S005) and UNC Enrollment Management and Student Access records (RG008-S006).

Separated Materials

Student handbooks, guidebook and Rights and Responsibilities transferred to RG010-S018.

Minimally Processed
Shirley Soenksen; updated by Kate Johnson; updated by Leah Bookman
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Edition statement
Original finding aid created in 2015; updated to conform to DACS in 2018. New addition added in 2021. Collection processed in 2022.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639