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Western Colorado University is a public institution situated in Gunnison, Colorado. Gunnison is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

9 Undergraduate Degrees
$28,811 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
86% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Western Colorado University?

Location of Western Colorado University

Contact details for Western are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Western Way, Gunnison, CO 81231
Phone: 970-943-2119

How Do I Get Into Western?

You can apply to Western online at:

Admission Requirements for Western

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Western?

86% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 86%, Western is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to Western submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Western Colorado University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Western Colorado University  ( 500 to 600 )
Western received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Western Colorado University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Western Colorado University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Western Colorado University  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Western Colorado University?

$28,811 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
7.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Western is $28,811. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Western, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $6,283 a year. That adds up to $25,132 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Western is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Western Colorado University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,755 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,073 undergraduate students at Western, with 1,755 being full-time and 1,318 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Western

There are also 414 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,755 full-time undergraduates at Western, 58% are male and 42% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Western

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Colorado University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Western Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 205
White 1,225
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 256

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Western Colorado University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 12 countries are represented at Western. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Poland, Ecuador, and Australia.

Online Learning at Western Colorado University

143 Took All Classes Online
418 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 418 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Western has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Western

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Colorado University was -5.8%. This is the #1,885 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Western regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Western Colorado University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Computer Programming 9 9


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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