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Western Colorado University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Western Colorado University, the application fee costs $30.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Western Colorado University by October 1.

Western Colorado University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Western Colorado University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
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Applying Early to Western Colorado University?

Western Colorado University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Western Colorado University

Western Colorado University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Western Colorado University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Western Colorado University accepted 89% of students, around 2,324 of the 2,625 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Western Colorado University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Western Colorado University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Western Colorado University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Western Colorado University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Western Colorado University must submit the following items. Double check with Western Colorado University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Western Colorado University?

Students admitted to Western Colorado University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Western Colorado University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 3% were in the top 25% and 67% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Western Colorado University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 52%
3.75 and 3.99 16%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 18%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

Western Colorado University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Western Colorado University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Western Colorado University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Western Colorado University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Western Colorado University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Western Colorado University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Western Colorado University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Western Colorado University.

Does Western Colorado University accept transfer credits?

Western Colorado University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Western Colorado University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Western Colorado University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Western Colorado University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Western Colorado University?

Western Colorado University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Western Colorado University's acceptance rate?

Western Colorado University's acceptance rate is 89%.

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Western Colorado University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

89%

How hard is it to get into Western Colorado University? Western Colorado University is a somewhat selective institution. The Western Colorado University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.

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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.

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

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Western Colorado University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.39

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Western Colorado University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,203

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,663

Out-of-State

$22,447

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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