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Western Colorado University

Gunnison, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Western Colorado University

Western Colorado University is a public, state university in the rural area of Gunnison, Colorado. Western Colorado University was founded in 1901. The college currently enrolls around 3,551 students per year, including 3,120 undergrads.

Western Colorado University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Western Colorado University. The acceptance rate at Western Colorado University is 92%. In 2022, 3,116 students applied to Western Colorado University and 2,862 were admitted.

Western Colorado University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%

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Western Colorado University is located in Gunnison, Colorado,.

If you want to see Western Colorado University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 50 to Gunnison, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional.

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College Info

1 Western Way Gunnison, CO 81231

Campus Setting: Rural

Western Colorado University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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Western Colorado University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1240


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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Wondering what life at Western Colorado University is like? There are approximately 3,551 students enrolled at Western Colorado University, including 3,120 undergraduate students and 431 graduate students. 51% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from CO and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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