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Western State Colorado University (Western) is a public university located in Gunnison, Colorado, USA. Western offers a wide range of bachelor's degree programs through its academic departments including: Art; Mathematics and Computer Science; Environment and Sustainability; and Natural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Average Tuition USD 18,096
  • Acceptance Rate 86%
  • Students 1,899
  • International Students 0.47%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 26,403
  • Intakes August
  • Application Deadline May 1,June 6,March 1
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting Rural

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School Description

Western State Colorado University (Western) is home to over 2,500 students. Western offers bachelor's degree programs in a wide range of disciplines including Business Administration, Biology, Exercise and Sport Science, Environment and Sustainability, Psychology, Recreation and Outdoor Education. Western offers on-campus accommodation with fully equipped residence halls and apartments. All students enrolled in Western are required to live on-campus for the first two years. After the completion of two years, students can choose between two types of accommodation, suite-style residence halls or apartment-style housing. Western caters to a wide range of student interests and hobbies with over 50 clubs and organizations on-campus. Western focuses on fostering fitness, leadership qualities, and character building through its various recreational departments such as ​Club Sports, Intramural Sports, and Multicultural Center.
  • 01Forbes Magazine listed Western as one of the top colleges in America in 2017.
  • 02Western provides endless opportunities for adventure and hands-on learning through its sponsored study abroad opportunities.
  • 03LendEDU listed Western as one of the top colleges to study abroad in 2017.

Bachelor Programs

  • 600 North Adams Street, Gunnison, CO 81231, United States
    USD 18,096 Tuition Fee


    Accounting students at Western master the technical skills in financial accounting, auditing and taxation needed to compete in the professional arena. For students who choose to take the Uniform Certified Public Account more
  • 600 North Adams Street, Gunnison, CO 81231, United States
    USD 18,096 Tuition Fee


    At Western, you will build a broad geographical and temporal perspective of human biological and cultural adaptations. This includes an understanding of cultural diversity in our own society, in our world at large and i more
  • 600 North Adams Street, Gunnison, CO 81231, United States
    USD 18,096 Tuition Fee

    Art Education

    An Art Education emphasis helps students build understanding and tools to recognize the dynamic relationships between life experience, the creative process and the art product. Students in this program learn skills and more
  • 600 North Adams Street, Gunnison, CO 81231, United States
    USD 18,096 Tuition Fee

    Art History and Theory

    The Western Art department provides both Art and Art History students with a broad foundation in western and non-western art history and in theory, emphasizing the development of solid research, writing and presentation more


  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 690
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 524

Admission Requirements

  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 6150
  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 850
  • Minimum ACT 18


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    International students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships worth up to $10,000 annually upon application to the university. Additionally, students can also apply for common and program-based scholarships.

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    Established in 1901

    -The University offers specialized health and medical services to students through the Campus Health Center.

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