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Colorado Mesa University
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  • 4 Year
  • GRAND JUNCTION, CO

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1100 NORTH AVENUE
GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
From Colorado Mesa University

More than 11,000 students from throughout Colorado, the U.S., and the world live and learn on CMU's beautiful 113-acre campus. At CMU, your professors will know you by name instead of by number, with 86% of our classes having fewer than 40 students.

If you join the Maverick family, you will have ample opportunity to challenge yourself inside and outside the classroom. We have 26 NCAA DII teams and 120+ clubs/organizations, and if that isn't enough, we are located in an outdoor recreation playground. We are just minutes from some of Colorado's best hiking, biking and skiing.

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Colorado Mesa University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,327 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,880 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 87 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 88 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    54%
  • On Campus
    38%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,857 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,088
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Adventurous
    43%
  • Outdoors-y
    41%
  • Cliquey
    5%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Western intrest
    4%
  • Different
    2%
  • Many different types of students at CMU.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 105 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Friendly and unified.
    43%
  • Helpful and they want to see everyone to succeed!
    19%
  • Chill
    17%
  • Big University Wanna-Be
    6%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Drunks
    3%
  • Not super Diverse, lots of parties
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 54 responses

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