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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.

Website: www.coloradomesa.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,595
Undergraduate
Students
(53.8%) 5,158 Women
(46.2%) 4,437 Men
140
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 6,982 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.11
SAT Math
473-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,108
Out-of-state: $38,965
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,306
Out-of-state: $23,163
Room and Board
$11,168
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$9,585
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,481
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
295
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
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Campus Life

Grand Junction Population
59,778
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
23% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Maverick
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
73.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
15.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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