Western Colorado University


Western Colorado University

Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Western Colorado University delivers computer science, engineering, a full liberal arts curriculum and career preparation to 3,000+ undergraduate and graduate students at an affordable cost. The university's tight-knit community ensures students receive personalized attention and gain real-world experience before graduation. Set in the unique Gunnison Valley, Western offers students endless opportunities for adventure and hands-on learning, both in and outside of the classrooms.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Accelerated Degrees

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Peer Mentorship Program

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Western Colorado University's Admissions Office is test-optional for domestic, first-year students. All students are still required to submit official transcripts.

International students are still required to provide English language proficiency via the ACT, SAT, TOEFL and/or IELTS.

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Admissions office

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School location

1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231, United States of America

Phone number

(970) 943-2119