Tuition & Fees

$10,472

$23,972

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
40%
12-17
30%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
53%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,702
Declined + 1,280
Total Received 6,982
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Public

9,459

undergraduate students

132

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4484
ACT 0518

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Location

School Facts

Colorado Mesa University, founded in 1925, is a comprehensive, public, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,591
Established in 1925
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Grand Junction, CO

90-acre campus in Grand Junction (population: 61,881), 250 miles from Denver; branch campus in Montrose. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Denver. Public transportation serves campus.

Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
40%
12-17
30%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
53%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,702
Declined + 1,280
Total Received 6,982

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Michael Poll
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 982-6372
F: 970 248-1973
admissions@coloradomesa.edu

Financial Aid

61%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,301

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,600
Room & board $11,500
Additional fees $872
Books & supplies $1,855
Total $23,827
Average Financial Aid - $9,301
Total with Avg. Aid $14,526

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,772,878
State $6,274,260
Institutional $4,232,058
Other external $2,893,574
Total $29,172,770

Non-need-based

Federal $643,016
State $33,759
Institutional $4,333,185
Other external $755,241
Total $5,765,201

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 970 248-1396
F: 970 248-1191
financialaid@coloradomesa.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Curt Martin
Director of Financial Aid
cumartin@coloradomesa.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Bass Fishing, Cross-Country, Cycling, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rodeo, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Cross-Country, Cycling, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rodeo, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Pickleball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Kris Mort (men's)
Co-Athletic Director
email

Bryan Rooks (women's)
Co-Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mavericks
School colors
maroon and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture Science
Animation
Applied Business
Art
Athletic Training
Aviation Technology
Baking/Pastry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Electrical
Construction Management
Construction Technology
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Education
Electric Lineworker
Emergency Medical Technician
English
Environmental Science/Technology
Exercise Science
Fine/Performing Arts
Geosciences
Graphic Design
History
Hospitality Management
Information/Communication Technology
Kinesiology
Liberal Arts
Manufacturing Technology
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Lab Technician
Medical Office Assistant
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Physics
Political Science
Process Systems Technology
Psychology
Public Administration
Radiological Technology
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Surgical Technology
Sustainable Agriculture
Technology Integration
Theatre Arts
Transportation Services
Travel/Recreation/Hospitality Management
Visual Communications
Viticulture/Enology
Water Quality Management
Wildland Fire Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

9,591

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

9,459
students

Female
53%
5,057

Male
47%
4,402

1%

132
students

Female
66%
87

Male
34%
45

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

7,145
students

Female
53%
3,736

Male
47%
3,409

25%

2,314
students

Female
58%
1,321

Male
42%
993

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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
17%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Japan
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Annie Gingerich
Coordinator of International Education
970 248-1802
agingeri@coloradomesa.edu

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