Western State Colorado University

323 reviews
  1. Gunnison, CO
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Western State Colorado University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
600 N Adams
Gunnison, CO 81231

Western State Colorado University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
SAT Range
780-1057
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,792/ 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
    $11,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,238/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,995/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,864/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,629/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,855Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Active
    45%
  • Hippie
    36%
  • Environmentalist
    9%
  • Redneck
    9%
  • No applicable umbrella term
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
37%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Eclectic
    78%
  • Boring
    11%
  • Great
    11%
  • Revitalizing
    0%

After Western State Colorado University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

323 reviews
  • Excellent
    67
  • Very Good
    107
  • Average
    110
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    16
Western State in Colorado is a great school
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
Small community and classes. The college keeps students engaged in community activities which makes being away from home easier. Lots of outdoor activities
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago