Colorado Mesa University

1,035 reviews
  1. Grand Junction, CO
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Colorado Mesa University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
863-1070
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,000/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,142/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,356/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,061/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,105/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,969Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Adventurous
    70%
  • Outdoors-y
    17%
  • Western intrest
    9%
  • Cliquey
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
42%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.69 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Friendly and unified.
    59%
  • Chill
    21%
  • Big University Wanna-Be
    10%
  • Drunks
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Helpful and they want to see everyone to succeed!
    0%
  • Not super Diverse, lots of parties
    0%

After Colorado Mesa University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

Reviews

1,035 reviews
  • Excellent
    138
  • Very Good
    349
  • Average
    443
  • Poor
    62
  • Terrible
    31
Everyone's super friendly and willing to talk to you. Teachers are great and the overall atmosphere is welcoming. Love It Here
  • College Freshman
  • 16 days ago
I absolutely love my school. Colorado Mesa University attracted me primarily because of the scholarships I recieved, however; that marked the beginning of a rich and exciting experience. The students at CMU are all extremely friendly. The first thing I noticed during my first year was how mutually polite everyone was towards each other (a true MAVily). Academics at CMU are also really good. They offer a variety of classes with small class sizes. I found this helps me focus and have an even better chance at succeeding in the classroom. My school is expanding greatly. There are so many opportunities for students, as well as a bright future ahead.
  • Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
The only thing I've had issues with at Mesa is the housing, and even eventually we got everything worked out. And other issues I've had are with other students themselves and Mesa has done a fantastic job of handling the safety and comfort of their students! They protect their students but in a way that doesn't limit their freedom either! The campus is beautiful and I would most likely choose Mesa again in a college do-over!
  • College Junior
  • 30 days ago