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B-
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-
About Colorado Mesa University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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 90-acre campus. At CMU, your professors will know you by name instead of by number, with 83% 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 27 NCAA DII teams and 190+ 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.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,327/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,259/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,941/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,511/ year
  • $110k+

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.82 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 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 53 responses
Report
  • Adventurous
    42%
  • Outdoors-y
    42%
  • Cliquey
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Western intrest
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.100 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Friendly and unified.
    44%
  • 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%

    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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    Colorado Mesa University Reviews

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    Colorado Mesa University is an outstanding college. The moment you step on campus you fall in love with your surroundings. The different shaped buildings put a fun spin on the campus. All of the dorm halls are updated and comfortable to live in. Any location on campus is a perfect location to live in. There is a plentiful amount of food services available to the students. Everything from a spinoff Chipotle to an Einstein Bros Bagels. The food in the dining hall is average and could be improved. The menu is not changed out as often as it should be, and no one wants to eat a different version of the same meal 5 nights in a row. If this was improved Colorado Mesa University would have excellent class courses, teachers, and food quality.
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    Colorado Mesa is an amazing school! My time here has been nothing but incredible. From the Professors to the student life, I have no problems getting involved and falling in love with this beautiful campus. Mesa offers so many different clubs and classes that apply to all types of students. The food in the Dinning hall is superb. Everyday there is a new varity of food which actually taste great! The staff here at Mesa knows exsactly what they are doing and what they are talking about. It is easy to find everything I need while on campus. The dorms and well kept and clean! The option to have free laundry services is also incredible. I don't have to worry about getting quaters for a machine because it is free for all. Colorado Mesa is truly an amazing school and I highly reccomend it to all those who are interested!
    This college has a very beautiful campus with great outdoor activities. Grand Junction is known for its abundance of outdoor recreation so the campus really highlights that aspect. CMU continues to grow as a community and is constantly attempting to improving their students lifestyle. Adding new dorms and buildings for classes, this university continues to improve. I would recommend this college to anyone who enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding or intends on majoring in nursing.