Western Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

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Tuition & Fees

$10,437

$21,909

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,107
Declined 397
Total Received 2,504
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Public

3,040

undergraduate students

453

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Western State Colorado University, founded in 1901, is a public, multipurpose college. Its 228-acre campus is located in Gunnison, southwest of Denver.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,493
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational

350-acre campus in Gunnison (population: 6,530), 166 miles from Colorado Springs. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Denver (200 miles); train serves Grand Junction (125 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO
81231

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Mountain Search and Rescue Team
  • Student Government Association
  • Rodeo Club
  • wilderness pursuits
  • Peak Productions

Top Events

  • Earth Day
  • Homecoming
  • Family Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
36%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.42

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,107
Declined 397
Total Received 2,504

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,313

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,624
Room & board $9,704
Additional fees $3,813
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,404
Total $22,845
Average Financial Aid - $5,313
Total with Avg. Aid $17,532

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

adventure race team, Alpine skiing, baseball, boxing, cheerleading, climbing, figure skating, freeride ice hockey, lacrosse, mountain biking, nordic skiing, rugby, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

adventure race team, Alpine skiing, cheerleading, climbing.figure skating, freeride, ice hockey, mountain biking, nordic skiing, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

3,493

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

3,040
students

Female
49%
1,478

Male
51%
1,562

13%

453
students

Female
65%
293

Male
35%
160

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

57%

1,762
students

Female
43%
741

Male
57%
1,021

43%

1,278
students

Female
58%
737

Male
42%
541

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 65%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

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
11%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

122

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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