Overview

Applicants
8,845
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.19

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 580
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
581
with Terminal Degree

295
Women
286
Men

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
18%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
39%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Office Management and Supervision.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES.

  • Construction Trades, General.
  • Lineworker.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician.
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.
  • Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Care Provider/Assistant.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training.
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant.
  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Physical Fitness Technician.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES.

  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef.
  • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General.
  • Culinary Arts and Related Services.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.

  • PRECISION PRODUCTION.

  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist.
  • Machine Tool Technology/Machinist.
  • Welding Technology/Welder.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Charles Hull
Inventor of solid imaging process known as stereolithogrophy (3D printing)

Marilyn Ferguson
Author of The Aquarian Conspiracy

John Pagano
Defensive Coordinator for San Diego Chargers

Sergio Romo
Pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, two-time World Series Champion

Scott McInnis
Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
18%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
39%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,267

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,047

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,705

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,269

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,560

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,466
Transportation for Commuters
$1,670

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
9,239
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

1.37%
Asian
1.88%
African-American
21.05%
Hispanic
66.86%
Caucasian
2.35%
Unknown
1.27%
International

54% female
46% male
75% are full time
25% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
66%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
78
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Colorado Mesa Mavericks)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Colorado Mesa Mavericks)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Sand Volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melissa Tolson
Coordinator of Programs and Campus Visi

Address
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone
970.248.1693

Email
admissions@coloradomesa.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Center
Maverick Center (Rec Center)
The Point
Starbucks
Yogo Mojo (frozen yogurt)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Colorado National Monument
Bananas Fun Park
The Ale House
Mesa Mall
Highline Lake

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon & Fri at 9am and 1pm, Tues-Thur at 1pm and Sat at 9am
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
MavRides (Thursday, Friday and Saturday night) Grand Valley Transit Grand Junction Regional Airport


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