Western Colorado University is on a 381-acre campus in the rural setting of Gunnison, Colorado.
There are many activities and organizations for Western Colorado University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Western Colorado University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Western Colorado University has the Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Western Colorado University include Mountain Search and Rescue Team, Omicron Delta Kappa, Peak Productions and Program Council.
Western Colorado University students' favorite campus traditions are All Campus Activity Fair, Homecoming and SpringFest.
This table offers information on housing at Western Colorado University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||58%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,241|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||953|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||42%|
Western Colorado University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Western Colorado University students live on campus. In 2022, 58% of undergrads at Western Colorado University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 42% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Western Colorado University. There are 1,241 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,242 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 953 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Western Colorado University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Western Colorado University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Western Colorado University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rock Climbing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Western Colorado University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Western Colorado University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Western Colorado University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Western Colorado University, take U.S. Highway 50 to Gunnison, CO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional airport.
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