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Reviews 323 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is my home away from home

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is key on campus

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: People are very welcoming is the vibe received

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think it is a great program if interested in it

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The Gym and facility are the best in the state

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Western State in Colorado is a great school

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing was okay, pricey and a hassle to have to live on campus for two years.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am on the club swim team. We were a first year team, and the support that we got from students and teachers alike was amazing. Everyone loves to support the sports programs here. It is a very fun and social interaction for everyone involved.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the atmosphere of the campus. The teachers are all fantastic and are here for the students and are very helpful at all times.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Don't really know. There were lots of homecoming activities but I'm not really into that scene

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small community and classes. The college keeps students engaged in community activities which makes being away from home easier. Lots of outdoor activities

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on this campus. I have no reason not to feel safe. There are several different ways that the school has provided to help with safety on this campus. There are nightly security guards that will walk you to and from anywhere on campus. There's a free ride system called "safe ride" that will take you anywhere for free.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The class sizes are a great thing about this school because it's a more intimate feel due to their smaller sizes. The faculty and professors really care about each student and want to see them succeed and it's obvious in their teaching. The courses provided are very hands on and interactive which helps the learning process.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: From personal experiences, my professors have given us multiple ways to look for job opportunities as well as given us information on job opportunities that appear locally.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in the newest dorms on campus and they are very nice! They are apartment style with a full kitchen, two bathrooms, 4 rooms and 5 people live in the apartment together. These dorms are a great distance from class and are an absolute dream to live in!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: From being an athlete, it's an amazing experience! The only thing that is lacking is the amount of money that the school receives to give to their teams. We don't have enough money to get the best gear or equipment, that is the only thing that is lacking

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus, especially during the day time; however, at night I generally carry my pepper spray in my hand ready to spray as there have been cases of males stalking female students and punching them before running away. At night there is generally one security guard on duty for the entire campus so it can take them a while to respond to an incident, but they usually show up no matter how long it took them to get there. The police and EMS usually respond pretty quickly after security has called them--it is usually asked that Security or a member of Residence Life call the police, since they cannot enter the building without one or the other.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A majority of my professors--okay, all but one--have been amazing. They all really care about what they're teaching, and really know what they're talking about, because they all have previous experience in their fields. Beyond that, they also care for the students, whether it's about grades or their personal lives. (The one professor that wasn't so great had a mess of a lesson plan, mostly yelled at us, and talked about wine almost every day)

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The answer to this question really depends on the type of degree being pursued. The business and STEM programs have amazing opportunities and the degree is very valuable. For most other programs, such as the arts, it's not that Western doesn't offer enough opportunities, or the degree being from Western is bad, it's just not a popular or valued field, so the lack of opportunities stems from the field itself.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have lived on campus for three years now. The buildings themselves are pretty decent and they get their job done, but they're honestly not as good as they could be, and sometimes I'm not sure the school cares too much about how their students are living. My first year, water caused enough damage to the community lounge area ceiling that it crumbled while students were in there studying. My second year, my building had a rat problem and I had to have my heater fixed multiple times because of rats chewing through the wires. This year, the building I'm living in has sub-par carpeting. Most of the rooms, including the RA room have water damaged carpet that is extremely loose and even ripped in multiple places.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Western recently opened the Mountaineer Field House and Fitness Center, and it is simply amazing. With three full size basketball courts inside of the 200m track, there is a ton of room for multiple activities. There are also three activity rooms and a fitness center with plenty of equipment for the amount of students who are there at any given time. The two story rock wall is also a huge bonus, and I rarely, if ever see it empty! The Field House was a fantastic addition to student life here at Western and definitely helps those of us who didn't come here to ski or snowboard stay active in the winter!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My absolute favorite thing about going to Western is the small class sizes. Not only is it more likely that the teacher knows your name by the second week of classes, but they care about you too. At Western, students have the unique experience of getting to learn from amazing professors, as well as connecting with them on a personal level, which is incredibly important.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Western students and staff are very health-conscious. There is a lot of emphasis on sustainability here at Western because our Environment & Sustainability (Environmental Studies) program is the fifth best in the nation. This leads to a lot of health initiatives in the cafeteria (such as use of organic, campus garden grown, and local food). Also, the surrounding Rockies are a playground for mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, etc. The most dangerous part about campus is probably the ice patches in the winter. The most common crime in Gunnison is bike theft, after all. On top of that, the community offers a shuttle for drunks on weekend nights to prevent drunk driving.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are great resources when I'm struggling. I can reap the rewards of my hard work. The curriculum doesn't ever feel impossible.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The business school has a specific department for job placement and has monthly visits from employers such as Dell, Crested Butte tourism companies, and even the Kansas City Fed.

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