Western State Colorado University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
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.24 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management91 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science35 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies28 Graduates
Environmental Studies25 Graduates
Studio Arts20 Graduates
Geology and Earth Science16 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 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 State Colorado University Reviews
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!
After spending a year at Western, I have experienced more than I could have ever imagined. While working with the School of Business and the entrepreneurial community in Gunnison, I have learned how to solve problems, brainstorm innovative solutions, and work with others to develop new products. I have been involved with putting on school events like the Presidential Pumpkin Launch, and the Campus Rail-Jam. I was given the opportunity to participate in Telluride Start-up Weekend, and represent Western in an entrepreneurial competition. I also spent a weekend in Denver at the Western Roadshow promoting the awesome opportunities that Western State has to offer. This school has provided me the chance to better both myself & my community, and I look forward to continuing grow while I’m here. Western has so much to offer for many types of people, and provides an extremely welcoming atmosphere to be apart of.
Western recently opened the Mountaineer Field House and Fitness Center, and it is simply amazing. With three full size basketball courts inside of the 200m track, there is a ton of room for multiple activities. There are also three activity rooms and a fitness center with plenty of equipment for the amount of students who are there at any given time. The two story rock wall is also a huge bonus, and I rarely, if ever see it empty! The Field House was a fantastic addition to student life here at Western and definitely helps those of us who didn't come here to ski or snowboard stay active in the winter!