Tuition & Fees

$9,193

$20,497

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

58%

42%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,013
Declined + 178
Total Received 2,191
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Public

2,495

undergraduate students

412

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
32%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
48%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%
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School Facts

Western State, founded in 1911, is a public, multipurpose college. Its 228-acre campus is located in Gunnison, in the Rocky Mountains southwest of Denver.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,907
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Gunnison, CO

228-acre campus in Gunnison (population: 5,973), 166 miles from Colorado Springs. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Denver (200 miles); train serves Grand Junction (125 miles).

Western State Colorado University
600 North Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
18%
Top 1/2
50%
Bottom 1/2
50%
Bottom 1/4
29%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
32%
400-499
40%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
48%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,013
Declined + 178
Total Received 2,191

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Paul Fitzgerald
Vice President of Recruiting
P: 970 943-2119
F: 970 943-2363
discover@western.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,312
Room $4,930
Board $4,516
Additional fees $2,881
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $19,939
Average Financial Aid - $9,806
Total with Avg. Aid $10,133

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,806

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,497,622
State $875,865
Institutional $4,271,719
Other external $370,700
Total $8,015,906

Non-need-based

Federal
State $20,250
Institutional $2,871,815
Other external $514,005
Total $3,406,070

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mountaineers
School colors
crimson and slate
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communications/Theatre
Computer Information Sciences
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
Educational Administrator Leadership
English
Environmental Management
Environmental Studies
Exercise/Sport Science
Geology
History
Mainstream/Genre Fiction
Mathematics
Music
Outdoor Leadership
Poetry
Politics/Government
Psychology
Reading Leadership
Resort Management
Screenwriting
Sociology
Spanish
Teacher Leadership
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Undergraduate

86%

2,495
students

Female
42%
1,053

Male
58%
1,442

Graduate

14%

412
students

Female
69%
285

Male
31%
127

undergraduateFull-time

77%

1,939
students

Female
41%
780

Male
59%
1,159

undergraduatePart-time

23%

556
students

Female
50%
273

Male
50%
283

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
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