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Western State Colorado University

Western State Colorado University, also known as Western, is a four-year public liberal arts college located in Gunnison, Colorado. The enrollment stands at about 2,400 students with a high percentage, one-fourth, from out of state.

Location

Address
600 N Adams
City
Gunnison
State
CO
Zip/Post Code
81231

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2084
Total Graduate enrollment
196
In State Tuition Fees
5275
Out State Tuition Fees
15216
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1118
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.1
Male Female Ratio
58:42
Acceptance Rate
97%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Western State Colorado University fulfills its statutory mission by promoting intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students and graduates citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national, and global communities. Western helps its students to develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning for the rest of their lives and strives to elucidate the connections unifying academic domains which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, the liberal arts, and professional programs. The University provides students with a solid foundation of skills in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Our programs encourage a breadth and depth of knowledge, which will serve as a foundation for a professional career or graduate study, and an appreciation of values appropriate to a liberally educated individual. Western"s distinctive character emerges from its unity among academic and professional disciplines, its high standards of scholarship, and its unique environment in the mountains of western Colorado.
Mascot
Mountaineers
Colors
Crimson And Slate
Conference
Rocky Mountain

College History

History

The college was originally founded as The Colorado State Normal School for Children by a bill signed on April 16, 1901 by Governor James B. Orman. In 1923, the college's name was changed to Western State College because its role expanded from a teaching institution to a liberal arts college. Western State College was the first public college west of the Mississippi River to be designated a liberal arts college. In 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill to change the name from Western State College of Colorado to Western State Colorado University. The change was enacted August 1, 2012.

College Specialty

Specialty

Western State promotes intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students and graduates citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national, and global communities. Western helps its students to develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning for the rest of their lives and strives to unifying academic domains which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, the liberal arts, and professional programs. The College provides students with a solid foundation of skills in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Programs encourage a breadth and depth of knowledge, which will serve as a foundation for a professional career or graduate study, and an appreciation of values appropriate to a liberally educated individual.

Campus

Campus

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