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Western Colorado University

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Fax number: (970) 943-7069
Screen last updated on: February 2024
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students is held prior to start of fall term.
Number and length of summer sessions: A summer session is offered for credit.

Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 74%
Student:Faculty ratio: 16:1
Total faculty: 98 men, 56 women
Full-time faculty: 75 men, 24 women
Part-time faculty: 23 men, 32 women
Graduation rate: 47% within six years

General education/core curriculum is required: yes

Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, internships, distance learning, external degree program, online courses
Combined 3-2 programs available:
Institution offers 3-2 degree programs.
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Study abroad opportunities:
Study-abroad program offered.

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology, General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science and Kinesiology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Master's Degrees

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Ecology
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Credit placement options:
  • credit for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 2 or higher)
  • credit for CLEP general
  • credit for CLEP subject
  • credit for DANTES
  • credit for international baccalaureate

  • False
Western now requires an essay to be included with each application for admission.  The topic is up to the student, as is the length of the essay.  Generally, essays should be from 300 - 600 words in length.
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