Western is a public university located in Gunnison, Colorado. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,883 undergraduate students. The Western acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Biology. Graduating 42% of students, Western alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,600.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Western Colorado University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management90 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science47 Graduates
Studio Arts25 Graduates
Environmental Studies22 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies20 Graduates
Geology and Earth Science17 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.34 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Western Colorado University Reviews
This will be my fourth year here and had nothing short of a great time. You will meet great people if you are laid back and have a good attitude. Hike, ski, fish, etc., whatever you want to do outside it is accessible thru Wilderness Pursuits for free or for cheap gear rentals. The business program goes above and beyond setting their students up with good contacts, I have had multiple friends get internships and jobs from professor recommendations. My biggest tip, get involved. You will find your niche if you just try. Check out Western I.C.E. (innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship) Club, great people that throw sweet events.
Western is Colorado's best kept secret. Even though Gunnison is a small town, it has so much potential for growth and has a true small town feel- where everyone smiles and says hello no matter where you go. Classes are engaging and challenging and professors are personable and helpful. There isn't anywhere else I would rather be honestly!
Western State Colorado University is a beautiful campus, there are many different activities to do at Western as long as you enjoy the outdoors. Other than the beautiful scenery that is surrounding Gunnison, there is not much that is great about Western. The food at Western is terrible, I have gotten sick a few times off the food, and this is only my first semester at Western. Before Western, I went to Pikes Peak Community College and I feel that the curriculum was more difficult at PPCC then it is at Western I love the programs they offer at Western, I love how small the school is and how beautiful the campus is. Even though there are many things I would like to see change at Western, I am still happy that I went to Western.