Western Colorado University

Gunnison, CO, USA
3.80 Average Rating

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.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
Average SAT Composite: 1098

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
Western was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Almost every professor I had was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also truly cared about the student's success. Similarly, the students were all welcoming and friendly to one another.
ADM from Gunnison, CO
Western State Colorado University is in the top five schools for snowboarding and skiing due to Crested Butte Resort only being 30 minutes away. The summers are beautiful, fishing is superb, the hunting has trophy deer and an abundance of elk, an abundance of mountains and rocks to climb or mountain bike on. The frigid winter brings great snow fall, perfect for snowboarders and skiers. If you love the outdoors, love a small and caring mountain town, this is the place for you!
Harley from Las Animas, CO

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