1,040 reviews
  1. Grand Junction, CO
  2. 4 Year
C+
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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Scores Range
863-1070
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Colorado Mesa University

Cost

Net Price
$13,000/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,142/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,356/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,061/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,105/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,969Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Outdoors-y
    47%
  • Adventurous
    44%
  • Cliquey
    5%
  • Western intrest
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.90 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Friendly and unified.
    46%
  • Chill
    17%
  • Helpful and they want to see everyone to succeed!
    15%
  • Big University Wanna-Be
    7%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Drunks
    4%
  • Not super Diverse, lots of parties
    4%

After Colorado Mesa University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
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

Colorado Mesa University Reviews

1,040 reviews
All Categories
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!
I lived in Bunting Dorm my first year and it was amazing! Great social atmosphere and a great place to meet people. Second year I lived in Walnut Ridge Apartments for one semester and they were good. Very out dated, but gave you more freedom. However, there was a much smaller sense of community. The cost is ridiculously high, now that I live off campus I can confirm housing and the meal plan were outrageous, but I do miss some dorm life. The assignment process was always smooth and I lived in good on campus housing.