Western State Colorado University Top Questions

What's unique about your campus?


Faculty, students, and staff make me feel very welcome here. Never in any place I lived before have I felt as safe and comfortable as I do here. This school has opened up so many opportunities for me. I discovered what I want to do with my life halfway through sophmore year and am still able to get a full degree even though I started late. I have made friends with many different types of people. Having 300 beautiful days of sunshine per year makes everyone happy and excited to do outdoor activities. The general mood of this University rocks!


The location. We are the highest in altitude out of any college in America. It is a great place to train for sports or outdoor activities and houses some of the worldest rariest species such as the Gunnison Sage Grouse


The small size makes Western a great school. The classes are small and the teachers get to know you by name, which means students get one on one attention and can ask questions if they get stuck. The small size also creates a community where students can meet new friends very quickly at any number of activities on and off campus.


The campus and undergraduate population is considerably small making it easy to work one on one with your professors. The atmosphere is very liberal and relaxed and a pace that is perfect for me.


The best thing that i consider about western state, is that the school is really inviting! Once i arrived here, i was greeted by many of my fellow students and fit right in, not only was i welcomed in to the college family it was more. Nothing i could ever imagin ,or have dreamed of, the school was amazing, everything fit together just like a puzzle. The school its self is very clean and inviting which allows a well developed learning enviorment!


the surroundings and small class sizes


The environment is conducive to many outdoor sports like snowboarding, skiing, climbing, biking, and backpacking. It's wonderful.


There are too many to list: small class size, great professors, 90% of faculty has doctorates, none of the classes are taught by anyone but the professors, one on one time with professors is easy to get, the classes are great, the people are awesome, the surrounding area promotes a healthy, active, and enviornmentally friendly atmosphere. I could go on and on but that's probably what your looking for most.