2,429
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,207
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
85
85%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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Overview

Western State Colorado University is a Comprehensive institution located in Gunnison, CO, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address 600 North Adams Street
Gunnison, CO  81231
United States
Contact Email: admissions@western.edu
Phone: 970-943-2211

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Cell Biology And Anatomy Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Water, Wetlands, And Marine Resources Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
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Graphic Design Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,955
Applied
1,681
Accepted
2,429
Enrolled
86%
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Female Admissions

927
Females Applied
800
Females Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,028
Males Applied
881
Males Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.05
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported November 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 500 590
SAT Math 500 590
ACT Composite 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,624
In-state
18,096
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,490
Full-time student fees
9,635
Room & board
5,030
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,207
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,049
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
15,345
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,142
Avg. Loan Aid
2,403
Avg. Grant Aid
8,821
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
2%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,429
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
70%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.05%
Black or African American 3.16%
White or Caucasian 70.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.68%
Asian 0.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.26%
Two or more races 4.52%
Other 8.42%

Gender

Male (56.57%)
Female (43.43%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 37%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Earth Day, Homecoming and Family Weekend

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Mountain Search and Rescue Team, Student Government Association, Rodeo Club, wilderness pursuits and Peak Productions

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Wrestling No Checkmark No

Faculty

169
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 122
Part-time - 47
Male - 85
Female - 84