Tuition & Fees

$10,114

$21,586

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
18%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
5%
30-36
8%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
54%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,681
Declined + 274
Total Received 1,955
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Public

2,429

undergraduate students

385

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Recreation/outdoor Education
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4946
ACT 0536

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,814
Established in 1901
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Gunnison, CO

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).

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
49%
Bottom 1/2
51%
Bottom 1/4
27%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
18%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
28%
500-599
49%
400-499
17%
300-399
5%
30-36
8%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
54%
12-17
8%

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 Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,681
Declined + 274
Total Received 1,955

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

Lauren Shondeck
Director of Admissions
P: 970 943-2119
F: 970 943-2363
discover@western.edu

Financial Aid

33%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,207

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,624
Room $5,030
Board $4,605
Additional fees $3,490
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $21,049
Average Financial Aid - $11,207
Total with Avg. Aid $9,842

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,656,832
State $1,040,706
Institutional $4,830,390
Other external $637,154
Total $9,165,082

Non-need-based

Federal
State $18,000
Institutional $2,914,326
Other external $747,975
Total $3,680,301
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 970 943-3085
F: 970 943-3086
finaid@western.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Carrie Esquibel
Associate Director, Student Financial Services
cesquibel@western.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Adventure Race Team, Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Soccer

Club Sports - Women's

Adventure Race Team, Alpine Skiing, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Soccer

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Athletic Directors

Miles Van Hee (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Arts
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
English
Environment/Sustainability
Environmental Management
Environmental Science
Exercise/Sport Science
Gallery Management/Exhibits
Geography/Geospatial Analysis
Geology
History
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics/Government
Psychology
Recreation/Outdoor Education
Science
Sociology
Spanish
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Recreation/outdoor Education
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • 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

2,814

total students

30%

in-state

70%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

2,429
students

Female
43%
1,055

Male
57%
1,374

14%

385
students

Female
65%
251

Male
35%
134

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

1,832
students

Female
42%
757

Male
58%
1,075

25%

597
students

Female
50%
298

Male
50%
299

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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
9%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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

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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