Is university of Colorado springs urban or rural?

The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs would be considered urban, but it's located off of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Nevada avenue, which, while not exactly rural, isn't exactly in the middle of the downtown, either. You have some easy access to shopping... there's a shopping center just on the other side of Nevada, which includes a Kohl's, Costco, some dining establishments (BJ's Brewhouse, Which Which, Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread, Smash Burger, Il Vicino, etc.). If you took Austin Bluffs across Nevada Ave. (at which point, Austin Bluffs becomes Garden of the Gods), you have easy access to I25, but not really much else there... Pioneer Sand Company's yard on Northpark, a couple gas stations and fast food places, a Navistar International truck dealership at the intersection of Garden of the Gods and Mark Dabling. However, if you took a left on Nevada, coming from the UCCS campus, that would eventually lead you to downtown Co. Springs. On the way, you'd drive through a more industrial and run-down area of the Springs, but you'd pass by Johnny's Navajo Hogan - it's a restaurant and bar which might look a bit ghetto on the outside, but is actually quite nice on the inside, and they make really good broasted chicken, too.

But I'm getting carried away here.

In not so many words, you're in a more undeveloped part of an urban area. If you don't have a car, there'll be a lot of stuff which won't be easily accessible to you, but it's not to say that you won't be able to access anything at all.

I live literally five minutes from the campus (and I mean it when I say literally... my significant other attended UCCS, and it took about five minutes to drive there if I had to pick her up or use their library). Feel free to message me or email me at the address on my bio page if you have more questions about the area.