Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Western Colorado University delivers a full liberal arts curriculum and career preparation in more than 90 areas of study. The tight-knit community ensures students receive personalized attention and gain real-world experience before graduation. Western is home to the new Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering, made possible through a collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder. Located in Gunnison Valley, students can take advantage of Western’s location through the Wilderness Pursuits program, or by visiting either of the two ski resorts, both within 43 miles of campus. To top it all off, Western provides a number of study abroad options for its Mountaineers, including Semester at Sea and semester- or year-long stays at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.
When I came to Western, I originally just wanted to get my degree and move on. Now I couldn't imagine being anywhere else; I've fallen in love with Gunnison. It's an amazing place with amazing people in the middle of very beautiful mountains.
Frankie from Colorado Springs, CO (Now from Gunnison, CO)
Western State College offers opportunities that most other colleges can not offer. The school is not just simply a school, but an opportunity to explore the wilderness while still attending school. Not many schools offer a river, mountains, and a lake all with in ten minutes from campus.