A World-Class Education Deep in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains

Aerial of Gunnison and the Gunnison Valley
Western offers small classes, great professors, and a spectacular mountain setting in the Gunnison Valley. With classes that average just 17 students, you can tailor your education to your career goals. Learning, Elevated.
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Western offers a private university education at a public university value, deep in the heart of the Rockies. We deliver a full, four-year liberal arts curriculum with graduate programs. But we're much more than that. With small classes and an intimate environment, professors help handcraft your education to fit your interests and prepare you for a career. And Western delivers all of this at one of the best educational values in the state of Colorado.

With  more than 2,500 students on a gorgeous campus surrounded by a boundless mountain laboratory, our undergraduate students have opportunities to perform research that most large universities reserve for graduate students. 

2013 Incoming Freshman Class Profile: 

  • Middle 50 percent — high school GPA of 2.8 to 3.6; ACT of 19 to 24.
  • Average Colorado Index — 10.
  • Gender balance — 46 percent female, 54 percent male (the highest percent of female students in Western history).
  • Total Non-White — 23 percent; Hispanic and multi-race comprise 16 percent of the student body (the most diverse class in Western history).

Rankings for 2013/14:


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