Western State Colorado University Rankings

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In the World#2221 of 14178
In North America#690 of 2629
In the United States#630 of 2528
In Colorado#12 of 38
In Gunnison#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
84%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
3,073
Graduates
414
Male:Female Ratio
51:49
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Western State Colorado University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%83%85%
Applicants2,5041,2331,271
Admissions2,1071,0231,084
Freshmen enrolled full time450258192
Freshmen enrolled part time422

323 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

432 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
386 or 85%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Western State Colorado University are 1000-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
151 or 33%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Western State Colorado University are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2107 (61%)
Hispanic598 (17%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown458 (13%)
Black or African American153 (4%)
Two or more races91 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander31 (0.9%)
Asian19 (0.5%)
Nonresident Alien13 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native6 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,861
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,624$16,048
Tuition in-state$6,624$16,048
Tuition out-of-state$18,096$16,048
Fee in-district$3,813$1,323
Fee in-state$3,813$1,323
Fee out-of-state$3,813$1,323

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,241
Combined charge for room and board$10,150
Room charge$5,030
Meal charge$5,120

Western State Colorado University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General88
Environmental Studies2729
Education, General53
Biology & Biological Sciences, General48
Kinesiology and Exercise Science44
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies40
Psychology, General26
Sociology16
Fine & Studio Arts, General15
Speech Communication and Rhetoric14
Accounting13
Creative Writing13
Geology & Earth Science, General12
English Language and Literature, General10
Elementary Education and Teaching9
Computer Programming & Programmer, General8
Economics, General8
History, General7
Mathematics, General6
Chemistry, General5
Political Science and Government, General5
Exercise Physiology5
Anthropology4
Spanish Language and Literature2
Music, General2
Fine and Studio Arts Management1
Grand Total409101
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate51%48%56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 13%

Publications & Citations

Publications
322
Citations
5,544

Publication count by topic

Medicine
41
Sociology
38
Psychology
37
Biology
29
Geology
28
Political science
27
Geography
18
Computer science
18
Business
15
Environmental science
14
Mathematics
10
Economics
9
History
8
Engineering
4
Art
3
Chemistry
2
Physics
2
Philosophy
1
Materials science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology1398908
Geology1423950
History173723
Geography2198309
Environmental science2584402
Political science283053
Psychology3117532
Medicine3171814
Philosophy33951
Biology3487861
Business410441
Computer science4132210
Engineering417366
Mathematics461755
Physics50705
Materials science58062
Chemistry60995

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990112
199117
199218
1993011
1994210
1995779
1996416
1997313
1998426
1999124
2000319
2001331
2002238
2003230
2004360
2005635
20061051
2007547
20081175
200913114
201011180
201114147
201210200
201313272
201420310
201532325
201624427
201734467
201819580
201910780

General info

Alternative namesWSCU
Founded1901
WikipediaWestern Colorado University
Colorscrimson, slate
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff351
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1 Western Way
Gunnison, Colorado, 81231
United States
City population6,000
Phone9709432119
Fax+1 (970) 943 2363

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