Western Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

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Tuition & Fees

$10,646

$22,430

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
590
25th
500
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,323
Declined 302
Total Received 2,625
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Public

3,905

undergraduate students

622

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,527
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Small town

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO
81231

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/4
50%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
590
25th
500
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) June 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,323
Declined 302
Total Received 2,625

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

52%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,156

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,816
Room $5,200
Board $4,674
Additional fees $3,830
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $21,820
Average Financial Aid - $8,156
Total with Avg. Aid $13,664

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,475,116
State $1,163,810
Institutional $5,198,457
Other external $645,682
Total $9,483,065

Non-need-based

Federal
State $17,750
Institutional $3,179,460
Other external $831,227
Total $4,028,437

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 970 943-3085
finaid@western.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Soccer yes
Swimming and diving yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, pickleball, soccer, softball, spikeball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Majors

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

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Exercise/sport Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,527

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

3,905
students

Female
47%
1,842

Male
53%
2,063

14%

622
students

Female
67%
414

Male
33%
208

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

49%

1,909
students

Female
42%
799

Male
58%
1,110

51%

1,996
students

Female
52%
1,043

Male
48%
953

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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