Western offers a private university education at a public university value, deep in the heart of the Rockies. We deliver a full, 4-year liberal arts curriculum with graduate programs, but it’s much more than that. With an average class size of just 17 students, professors will 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 2,400 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%: High School GPA – 2.8 to 3.6; ACT – 19 to 24
- Average Colorado Index: 101
- Gender balance: 46% Female, 54% Male (highest percent of female students in Western history)
- Total Non-White: 23%; Hispanic & Multi-Race: 16% (Most diverse class in Western history)
Rankings for 2013/14
- Forbes - “America’s Top Colleges” – Top 100 in the West
- Business Insider - America’s Smartest Colleges
- Washington Monthly - 2013 national liberal arts college
- US News & World Report – 10 Colleges Where Merit Aid is Most Common
- GI Jobs – Top Military Friendly School
- Mountain Bike Action Magazine – Top 10 Colleges for Mountain Bikers