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
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
83%
SAT Range
870-1090
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$13,529/ 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
    $14,107/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,060/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,911/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,150/ 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
38%
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
32%
National
49%
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 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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Love Mesa! It’s the right size of a University for me, it’s big but small community feel. Has excellent educational programs & really gets you involved in the community. Great outdoor programs for students who like hiking, skiing and water sports.
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!