Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

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
532 average
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: $24,758
Out-of-state: $37,955
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,243
Out-of-state: $22,440
Room and Board
$10,925
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$8,920
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,101
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1100 North Avenue
City, State, Zip
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
Phone
(970) 248-1875
Fax
(970) 248-1973
E-mail
admissions@coloradomesa.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.11
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 29%
Top half: 59%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,758
Out-of-state: $37,955
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,243
Out-of-state: $22,440
Room and Board
$10,925
Books and Supplies
$1,560
Other Expenses
$3,030
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001358
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,101
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
365,035
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General

Location and Setting


Grand Junction Population
59,778
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
90 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
23% of all students
Housing Requirements
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%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill)
Men's Club Sports
rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill)

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
football, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,595
Women
5,158 (53.8%)
Men
4,437 (46.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,277
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
All Graduate Students
140

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
15.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
28.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
33.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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