University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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Year of foundation: 1965
Approx. number of students: 11,000
Period of study: End August-Mid December; Mid January-Mid May
MCI partner since: 2012

The City

Colorado Springs has approx. 420,000 inhabitants. The city is located in the US state of Colorado, 105 km south of the state capitol Denver. The city is situated at 1,839 m of altitude; though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, in the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs is also a popular tourist destination.

The University

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a campus of the University of Colorado system, the state university system of Colorado. In 2006, the U.S. News & World Report college and university rankings put the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science as ranking the fourth-best among public universities and the 16th best overall among bachelor and master's degree engineering schools.