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Western Colorado University
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  • 4 Year
  • GUNNISON, CO

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Western is a public university located in Gunnison, Colorado. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,645 undergraduate students. The Western acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Environmental Science. Graduating 48% of students, Western alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,300.

About

1 WESTERN WAY
GUNNISON, CO 81231
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Western Colorado University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Colorado Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$17,490 / 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
$8,085 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 21 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,645 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,596
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Active
    42%
  • Hippie
    26%
  • No applicable umbrella term
    21%
  • Environmentalist
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 26 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Eclectic
    43%
  • Great
    29%
  • Boring
    14%
  • Underrated
    10%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Revitalizing
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 22 responses

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