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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University Overview

Colorado Mesa University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Grand Junction, Colorado. Colorado Mesa University was founded in 1925 and currently enrolls around 8,907 students a year, including 8,712 undergrads. Colorado Mesa University ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Colorado Mesa University!

Interested in music or performing? At Colorado Mesa University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Colorado Mesa University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Colorado Mesa University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Colorado Mesa University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Colorado Mesa University on the Student Life page.

2022 Colorado Mesa University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45.7%
In-State Tuition $7,787
Out-of-State $21,336
Percent of Need Met 65.1%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,590

Is Colorado Mesa University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Colorado Mesa University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

Colorado Mesa University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Colorado Mesa University. The acceptance rate at Colorado Mesa University is 80%. Last year, 8,211 students applied to Colorado Mesa University and 6,537 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Colorado Mesa University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 72% of students who start at Colorado Mesa University come back the next year. 45% of Colorado Mesa University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Colorado Mesa University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Colorado Mesa University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Colorado Mesa University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Colorado Mesa University's endowment was $37.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Colorado Mesa University spends about $7,684 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Colorado Mesa University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Colorado Mesa University meets 65.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Colorado Mesa University full-time are awarded $10,590 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $25,394 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Colorado Mesa University.

Based on this information, how does Colorado Mesa University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Colorado Mesa University a good school for you?

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Where is Colorado Mesa University Located?

Colorado Mesa University is located in the suburban setting of Grand Junction, Colorado.

If you are interested in seeing Colorado Mesa University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Grand Junction, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Grand Junction Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Colorado Mesa University and Grand Junction are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122

Campus Setting: Suburban

Colorado Mesa University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Colorado Mesa University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Colorado Mesa University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Colorado Mesa University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Colorado Mesa University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1190


Math SAT Range

471 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


950 to 1190


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colorado Mesa University students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colorado Mesa University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colorado Mesa University.

Colorado Mesa University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Colorado Mesa University is like? There are approximately 8,907 students enrolled at Colorado Mesa University, including 8,712 undergraduate students and 195 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from CO and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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