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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 is a public university located in Grand Junction, Colorado. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,145 undergraduate students. The Colorado Mesa acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 33% of students, Colorado Mesa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
About Colorado Mesa University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

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

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,309/ 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
$6,092/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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.83 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,145Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,314
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Adventurous
    41%
  • Outdoors-y
    41%
  • Cliquey
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Western intrest
    4%
  • Different
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.101 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Friendly and unified.
    45%
  • Helpful and they want to see everyone to succeed!
    18%
  • Chill
    17%
  • Big University Wanna-Be
    6%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Drunks
    3%
  • Not super Diverse, lots of parties
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
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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I am currently attending Colorado Mesa University as a first semester freshman. I came here last summer for a volleyball camp and fell in love with this place. I was fortunate enough to be offered a spot on the CMU Mavericks NCAA Volleyball team. I was instantly drawn to CMU when I visited and knew it was where I want to attend school. The team and the coaches are inspiring and amazing. CMU also offers a bachelors in Psychology, which is what I am pursuing. I plan to be a child psychologist. I live in the dorm and this is a new experience for me. I love getting to know all the people around me. I hope I will be able to continue to stay at CMU for my four years of college. Oh, did I mention that it is beautiful here!
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Colorado Mesa University is a very diverse and welcoming school. They offer many different programs ranging from Liberal arts, professional, and technical at the master's, bachelor's, associate and even certificate levels. The faculty and professors take great pride in providing students with many educational opportunities and tools that help us succeed in today's extremely complex and interconnected world. Their focus is on providing us students with quality academic programs which they meet expectations to the maximum. While the majority of students are full-time, Colorado Mesa University makes it very easy for students who have families or other jobs to get classes in. They provide a wide range of evening classes and online courses to help non-traditional students the opportunity to further their education, accommodating to students needs are one of their main priorities.
I love CMU! It's small enough that the professors remember their students and have high standards for success. Living on campus makes it very inclusive, everyone is friendly and respectful. Grand Junction community welcomes the new students to their home and welcomes them to participate in the local activities.