Colorado Mesa University

1100 North Ave, Grand Junction, United States
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Overview of Colorado Mesa University

About this school

Colorado Mesa University was originally established as a two-year college in 1925. It became a four-year public university in 1988. Located in the high-desert country of Western Colorado, the university aims to bridge liberal education and professional programs in a small-school setting with small class sizes. Its 78-acre campus is located in Grand Junction, about 250 miles from Denver and just 15 miles from Colorado National Monument Park.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,595
    • Men:4,437 (46.2%)
    • Women:5,158 (53.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Colorado Mesa University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1100 North Avenue
City, State, Zip
Grand Junction, CO  81501-3122
Phone
(970) 248-1875
Fax
(970) 248-1973
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 6,982 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 3,809 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 3,173 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,484 (44%) of 5,702 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,278 (41%) of 3,114 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,206 (47%) of 2,588 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.11
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
13%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
532 average |473-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
29%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
Sat Critical Reading
540 average |480-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
26%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
18%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,972|Out-of-state: $21,782
  • Room & Board: - $10,735 (70.0489396411093%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,560 (10.179445350734095%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,030 (19.77161500815661%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Colorado Mesa University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001358
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,701 (89.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,297 (76.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,287 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
228 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$8,920
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,113 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,091
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,128 (87.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,284
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 136 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
213 (11.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,961

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,849 (80.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,679 (80.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,647 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
788 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,301
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,929 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,936
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,130 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,027
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 406 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
489 (6.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,685

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,101
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


295

Part-Time Faculty


277

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
365,035

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
525
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Colorado Mesa University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


15.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


33.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (33)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


59,778

Nearest Metropolitan Area


90 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
14.5 average low in January, 87.7 average high in September
Rain
73 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
260 mile(s) from campus in Denver
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Grand Junction
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Grand Junction

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


23% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


77%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Maverick
School Colors
Maroon, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
football, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Colorado Mesa University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, environmental club, student body association, kmsa radio station, rodeo club, campus residents association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,277

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,595
Women
5,158
Men
4,437

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 2.5% Black/African-American
  • 18.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.2% White
  • 2.5% Unknown

International Students


0.9% from 14 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


140

Student Resources

Study resources