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Western Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

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Overview

Western 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 Phone: 970-943-0120

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,243
Applied
2,947
Accepted
3,242
Enrolled
91%
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Female Admissions

1,597
Females Applied
1,444
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,646
Males Applied
1,503
Males Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported October 1st Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 21 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,936
In-state
18,960
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,877
Full-time student fees
10,286
Room & board
5,304
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

12,813
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,422
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,658
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,789
Avg. Loan Aid
5,223
Avg. Grant Aid
10,795
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
66%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,242
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
28%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.08%
Black or African American 3.42%
White or Caucasian 69.76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.64%
Asian 0.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.41%
Two or more races 4.4%
Other 10.02%

Gender

Male (49.81%)
Female (50.19%)

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 58%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
All Campus Activity Fair, Homecoming and SpringFest

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Mountain Search and Rescue Team, Omicron Delta Kappa, Peak Productions and Program Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
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 No 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
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
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

182
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 132
Part-time - 50
Male - 102
Female - 80
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