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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
8,681
Undergraduates
4,089
Men - 47.1%
4,601
Women - 53%
224
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 9,740 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.3
SAT Math
520 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530 average
470-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,241
Out-of-state: $42,884
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,406
Out-of-state: $26,049
Room and Board
$11,760
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$11,425
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,476
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
194
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
19%
10-19
35%
20-29
27%
30-39
9%
40-49
4%
50-99
7%
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Grand Junction Population
59,778
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Maverick
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%
Asian
1.5%
Black/African-American
1.9%
Hispanic/Latino
21.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.4%
White
66.6%
Unknown
2.8%
International Students
1.2%
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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