Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Colorado Mesa University is located on 90 acres of land in Grand Junction, CO, and offers 104 majors for its students, Mavericks, to choose from. CMU features liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels supported by the Essential Learning curriculum, which is geared towards developing written and oral communication, critical thinking, and more. For flexibility, CMU offers online courses and fully online degree programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as a satellite location in Montrose. Colorado Mesa is also home to the Redifer Institute, which houses research and policy institutes including the Unconventional Energy Center and Ruth Power Hutchins Water Center.  

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
87%
Submitting ACT
13%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1066
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,591
Total Number of Undergrads
9,459
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
10%
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,200
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,627
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,944
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,925
Books and Supplies
$1560

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,092
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,749
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,096

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,434
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,875
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$236
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
189
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mavericks
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Grand Junction
Denver
Fort Collins
Colorado Springs
Phoenix
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
It's a college where classes are not so big but is also so at the same time. Mesa has a fantastic tutor program, my studies are going to be in good lines. Everybody takes the opportunity to explore the monuments and The Grand Mesa for some relaxation.
Thomas from Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Mesa University is a small school with a big university feeling; offering everything from dynamic academics to incredible outdoor recreation opportunities. At CMU, our tight-knit community of traditional and non-traditional students proudly works together in order to achieve our goals by learning from passionate, brilliant professors. I believe that Colorado Mesa is a great fit for people from every state across the US, and an amazing school for students from out of the country to study abroad at.
Leah from Colorado Springs, CO
CMU is the underdog as far as universities are concerned. It is a small school, but it is always growing and always improving. In the future, I have no doubt that they will be up to par with the larger universities with a little bit of time.
Amber from Henderson, CO
The school is located in a nice little town where the mountains surround the school and thereâ??s a view from every window. The locals are nice and outdoorsy so there are people outside all times of day. Great place to study and have fun and itâ??s a perfect location if you want to get out of the city life and try something new.
JAVIER from San Antonio, TX
Colorado Mesa University is a great school to go to. Although our campus is fairly big and there are not many degrees available like at other colleges. This campus is a great place for learning your certain degree really well.
Tyler from Grand Junction, CO