B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Colorado Mesa University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Colorado Mesa University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Colorado Mesa University

Cost

Net Price
$13,246/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,720/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,924/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,385/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,656/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,204Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Outdoors-y
    47%
  • Adventurous
    44%
  • Cliquey
    4%
  • Western intrest
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.92 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Friendly and unified.
    46%
  • Chill
    18%
  • Helpful and they want to see everyone to succeed!
    14%
  • Big University Wanna-Be
    7%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Drunks
    4%
  • Not super Diverse, lots of parties
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
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Colorado Mesa University Reviews

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Colorado Mesa University was the right choice for me and I'm sure it is for you too. It is a wonderful school with a beautiful camps and great professors. The class sizes are the perfect size, your professor actually get to know your name and they really care about your education. The student life at CMU is great there's never not an activity going on, and if you don't want to stay on campus there many activities just minutes away from the CMU. Weather you like hiking, mountain biking, skiing, paddle boarding you name it then CMU is the right choice for you. And even if you've never done any of those thing CMU has a wonderful Outdoors program that will take you on trips and teach you the basics. Outdoors activites not for you that's okay we have a great rec gym with racquetball courts, basketball courts, rock climbing wall and even a Olympic size swimming pool. So come check out CMU we'd love to have you join our Mavley. GO MAVS!
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I received a full ride scholarship to CMU, so my return on investment was incredible... academics are above average as classes are very in depth and I feel cover the information necessary and there are good options for classes. Teachers are not as qualified as they should be and some are great in their field but should never have been hired to be a teacher :(. Campusfood is good and would be much much better if there were more healthy options or just more options in general but they are working on this. Campus housing is very nice and new renovations come often. The campus and surrounding area is beautiful!
Colorado Mesa University is a really cool school! The campus is really nice and beautiful, and the buildings are very clean and easy to navigate. The teachers are all really great and do actually care about the student's success. I have been enjoying all of my classes and I know students of all backgrounds and ability will enjoy going here, there are lots of programs and support. I actually enjoy being on campus more than most places because it is such a nice environment and there is a lot more diversity. The dining hall has lots of vegan options, which I love!