About Colorado Mesa University

Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University. is a Public college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,595 full time undergraduate students, and 140 full time graduate students.

The Colorado Mesa University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 292 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Colorado Mesa University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate82%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range870-1090
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at CM are considered Less Selective, with ,32% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

54% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 24% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Colorado Mesa University.

Colorado Mesa University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    64 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    55 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    68 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    71 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    70 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    70 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    71 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    72 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Colorado Mesa University?

45 Students rated Colorado Mesa University

Arianna - 08/12/2020

Great university offers lots of opportunities and is a great place to live, and study at. Has lots of involvement, can join clubs, sports, study groups, meet people everywhere. Hosts lots of on campus activities to get the students involved and stay on grounds.

Keesha - 08/02/2020

I think Colorado Mesa University is a good school that is affordable and has a little bit of everything for everyone while maintaining a good community. They keep small class sizes to make it more personalized and with the pandemic they are finding ways to continue education while keeping everyone safe and working with their needs.

Mauryn

The teachers are apathetic and unhelpful unless you are a straight A student they don't have to pay attention to. A lot of them thrive off having power and making students struggle. All the administration makes sure to back them up too so don't go looking for any sympathy from them. Scholarships are almost nonexistent for those of us in the middle, so unless you were an academic rock star in high school or poor as dirt you better hope you have rich parents or work your butt off to pay for tuition.

Lindsay

As part of my personality I haven't seen much of the social scene around campus; that's not to say there isn't one. I have an ongoing beef with the way meal plans are set up, but if you don't worry about meal plan swipes there are plenty of places available on and off campus.

Colorado Mesa University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Colorado Mesa University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Colorado Mesa University is 82%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Choosing a college is important, but it is far more important to choose the correct teachers at a college. If the only class that you are able to get a seat in has an undesirable teacher, then it is better to hold off on the class. Always, always ask around and look up a teacher's statistics online.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I don't like that we have to take unnecessary classes. For example, I am an athletic training major, but I have to take a fine arts class. I don't really understand the point in taking so many general education classes.

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  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It is right on myrtle beach, somuch scholl spirit, just a great place to be

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A very fun school, where you get out everything that you put into it.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    conservitave, small town kids, or kids from out of state looking for a small college with access to the west and outdoor sports

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone I encounter is very friendly and will help you out with almost anything

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school would have to be it's size. Although it is a rather small school it still has excellent teachers and programs. With the small town feeling it makes it feel more comfortable and not to mention you get a better learning experience with smaller classes.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It would have saved me alot of stress and worry if I had only known how relaxed and open-minded the students and faculty were at this school. However, that is also an exciting part about going somewhere different and new. There is really nothing bad that caught me off guard but only unexpected things and events which turned out to be good surprises!

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Mesa State is best known for Curtis Martin, played for the San Diego Chargers 1987 to mid 1990's, he once went to school at Mesa State and played as a wide reciver.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) offers a complete college experience with a smaller, more intimate campus. The campus is small, but there are as many opportunities as a large university.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The lack of Commuter Parking lots. There are just a few spots for a lot of cars.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If someone does not like the great outdoors, or smaller campus, and smaller classes, this is not the school for them. Mesa is not in a large or well known athletic conference, so there is not the ability to have national championship type team.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I cannot speak for the main campus of CMU, but at the culinary school it doesn't appear to be a whole lot of outside activities or groups. When the culinary school is involved with or invited to take part in a charity event or festival, students are usually quite eager to take part in those opportunities.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love attending the CMU/WCCC culinary school! After an unfortunate divorce, I am starting my life over. I am proud to be a culinary student and looking forward to carrying on important, but often overlooked culinary traditions. The school offers a great teacher to student ratio and like all endeavors, it has it's negatives, one being that Grand Junction is a small city and does not yet garner the attention that some of the larger, older school communities might.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

9,595

Total Undergrad Enrollment

140

Total Grad Students

19%

Out-Of-State

80%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

23%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
69%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

92% of students attending Colorado Mesa University receive some sort of financial aid. 38% were awarded federal grants. While 59% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,996

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,560

Books and Supplies

$10,560

Room and Board

31,116

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,107
$30 - $48K
$15,060
$48 - $75K
$17,911
$75 - $110K
$19,150
$110K & UP
N/A

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