Western State Colorado University

country rank  863
world rank  2603

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University Overview

Founded in 1901, Western State Colorado University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Gunnison (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Colorado. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western State Colorado University (WSCU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western State Colorado University (WSCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 116 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WSCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
WSCU

Founded
1901

Colours
Crimson and slate

Mascot
Mad Jack Mountaineer

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University Location

Address
600 N Adams Street
Gunnison (population range: 2,500-9,999)
81231 Colorado United States

T +1 (800) 876 5309

F +1 (970) 943 2363

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

uniRank Degree/Study Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate








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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Western State Colorado University for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree/Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
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Int'l student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
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Important: the above uniRank Tuition Range Matrix does not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Western State Colorado University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 90-100%

Admission Office
600 North Adams Street
Gunnison 81231
+1 (970) 943 2119
(800) 876 5309


Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Western State Colorado University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 3,000-3,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 200-299

Control Type
Control Type Public

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Rural

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library
University Library Yes Go to Western State Colorado University's Library

Housing
University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities
University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids
University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Western State Colorado University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), Accreditation Committee
  • Colorado State Board of Accountancy


Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Western State Colorado University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 14 December 2017