About Colorado Springs

Once you set foot on the UCCS campus you will fall in love. Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado but still has the feel of a college community which was recently voted:

UCCS Campus with a view of Pikes Peak

  • No. 1 - Money, "Big Cities to Live In"
  • No. 2 - Men's Fitness, "Fittest City in America"
  • No. 3 - Men's Fitness, "Top Sports Town"
  • No. 5 - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, "Best Cities to Live, Work and Play"
  • No. 8 - Business Week, "Best Places to Start Over"
  • No. 10 - Forbes, "Best Places for Business and Careers"

Outdoor Enthusiast? Men's Fitness magazine ranked Colorado Springs the #2 Fittest City in America in 2009 and University Herald Reporter listed Colorado Springs in the Top 10 Fittest Cities in America as recently as 2013. This isn't too surprising considering the plethora of mountain hiking and biking trails, camping and backpacking destinations, white water rafting and rock climbing, all coupled with over 300 days of sunshine. 

Food Enthusiast? Do you like trying original restaurants and food? There is no shortage in Colorado Springs. Check out our extensive list of restaurants here.  

Sports Enthusiast? Voted by Men's Fitness as one of the Top Sports Town, the springs has a lot to offer sports enthusiasts. Visitors and Residents alike have the opportunity to tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center which is nestled on a 35-acre complex located near downtown Colorado Springs and is able to provide housing, dining, training & recreational facilities for more than 500 athletes and coaches at one time.

Looking for Arts & Performances? Recently voted Top-25 best Mid-Sized U.S. City Art Destinations, Colorado Springs is home to a plethora of cultural venues. If it is culture you are after, make sure to click here to look at all we have to offer.