Colorado Mesa University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Colorado Mesa University
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Colorado Mesa University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Colorado Mesa are not highly competitive: the school has an acceptance rate of 83%, and students with decent grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. As part of the application process, interested students will need to submit test scores from the ACT or SAT. Check out the school's website for more information!

Admissions Data (2016):

Colorado Mesa University Description:

If you haven't heard of Colorado Mesa University, it's because the school changed its name from Mesa State College in August of 2011. Colorado Mesa is a regional public university that offers a wide range of associate, bachelor and master degree programs. The main campus sits on 78 acres in Grand Junction, Colorado. Grand Junction is also home to Western Colorado Community College, a two-year college governed by Colorado Mesa. Colorado Mesa has a branch campus in Montrose as well as evening, online and distance programs for non-traditional students. The Grand Junction location gives outdoor lovers easy access to area skiing, hiking, climbing, caving, fishing, camping and rafting. On the academic front, professional fields in business, nursing, and exercise science are most popular among undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with over 90 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Colorado Mesa Mavericks compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The university fields thirteen men's and thirteen women's intercollegiate sports. The university also has many intramural and club sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,735 (9,595 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,835 (in-state); $18,996 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,560 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,560
  • Other Expenses: $2,764
  • Total Cost: $22,719 (in state); $33,880 (out-of-state)

Colorado Mesa University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,444
    • Loans: $9,291

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, English, Exercise Science, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication, Nursing, Psychology, Sport Management

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Track and Field, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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