Overview

Applicants
1,199
Acceptance Rate
97%
Average HS GPA
3.13

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 550
SAT Math
340 - 507
ACT Composite
19 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
141
with Terminal Degree

75
Men
66
Women
10
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
94%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert E. Blackburn
United States District Court Judge

Dr. Sean Markey
Neurosurgeon, Children's Hospital

Elva Dryer
Two-time Olympian

Paul Rady
CEO Antero Resources

Barry Clifford
Undersea Explorer

Michael Aish
New Zealand Olympic Athlete

Dave Wiens
Mountain Bike Racer

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,909

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,748

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,578

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$21,251

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$1,900

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,338
Out of State

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

100.00%
Unknown

42% female
58% male
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
93

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Julie Luekenga

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Mountaineers)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Mountaineers)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
11

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
PC's

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tonya VanHee
Visit Coordinator

Address
600 N. Adams St.
Gunnison, CO 81231

Phone
970-943-2029

Email
tvanhee@western.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Unviersity Center--new student center
Hurst Hall -- renovated science building
Kelley Hall--renovated social sciences
Mountaineer Field House -- Highest Elevation NCAA basketball Court
Borick Business--new business building
University Center, Borick, Business Building and Kelley Hall are either LEED certified or seeking LEED certification. Kelley also features solar panels for energy efficiency. The new College Center features campus dining and a first-run movie theatre.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Archaelogical Digsite -- Oldest Anasazi site
Gunnison Art Center
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Blue Mesa Reservoir--Largest lake in Colorado

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@western.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
availability of student hosts

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport, Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport 2 miles Bus service from Denver

Driving Instructions to Campus
www.western.edu/admiss/vist.html
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Key Stats

1,199
Applicants
2,338
Size
97%
Acceptance Rate
920
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists