Western State Colorado University Top Questions

What kind of person should attend this school?


Outdoors oriented or someone who is trying to figure what they want out of life while being challenged


Someone who is very driven, enjoys small communities, and the outdoors. Anyone who is ready to have hands-on learning experiences and is willing to embrace the cold temperatures for an awesome educational experience. Western State is an amazing college, however, one must be willing to be open to new ideas in order to fully experience the nature of the place. Also, if you're a risk-taker, than Western is definitely the place for you. So many risks and adventures await you, if you only choose to accept the challenge.


People who love the outdoors and hope to find a unique and personal liberal arts education, who understand that an education at a small college is just as valid and just as solid as at some conservatory or specialized university. Western State is for people who embrace a small local community and participate actively in the development and continuance of that society.


People who love the outdoors should attend this school. It is a small school and community, so the outdoors provides much of the entertainment. Also, the winters aver very cold, so you have to be very tolerant of long and harsh winters. The school provides a good variety of majors, so students should be able to find something they are interested in.


Outdoorsy, love the cold, need small class sizes.


If you love the outdoors and love adventures, this is the place for you. If you want your professors to know who you are and want them to guide you in achieving your dreams, Western State is the college for you. There is a variety of subject areas to study right here in the fresh mountain air of Gunnison, Colorado. If you're an athlete, train at our high-altitude training center. There is plenty of activities here as long as you get involved.