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Western Colorado University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,432
Total Undergrads
Including 556 Part-time
469
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 5 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division II (with football)

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

24
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,542)
15
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $46,696)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 54 42 Yes Yes
Basketball 18 13 - Yes
Football 99 - - Yes
Soccer - 22 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 20 18 - -
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Wrestling 36 - - -
Baseball - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Other Sports - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Swimming - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.3%
Hispanic 11.4%
Non-resident alien 0.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.3%
Two or more races 2.8%
White/non-Hispanic 73.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 16
Liquor Law Violation 11
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 3

Notable Alumni

  • Ila Mae McAfee
  • Barry Clifford
  • Paul Rady
  • Dave Wiens
  • Nancy Chisholm
  • Sean Markey
  • Elva Dryer
  • Sasha Rearick
  • Dan Gibbs
  • Austin Ekeler
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sara from Broomfield, CO
  • 4
  • A lot of fun if you have the right roommates or live in the suite-style ones. I got lucky but they're also very easy going with switches so it's easy…

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  • student
  • 3
  • I live of campus now but my freshmen year when I was in the dorms there was a great sense of community, occasionally it can be loud but the RAs…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    To be honest, they could improve the food, but it's not bad considering that they have to feed almost 3,000 kids three times a day.

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  • 4
  • Patrick from Gunnison, CO
  • I am a past student here

    Sodexo tries really hard and delivers most of the time. You may be wondering what this meat is from time to time. There are however a ton of good restaurants around town.

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  • 4
  • student
  • I am a current student here

    The food is defiantly better than a lot of other campuses and always has great options to choose from.

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  • 3
  • Dakota from Ranchos De Taos, NM
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food is not as bad as most people will tell you. Outside of campus food there are some really great places for cheeseburgers and pastas.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    no sororities or frats at all. some people dislike this, but i love it because everyone here treats each other equally.

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