Colorado Mesa University


Colorado Mesa University, formerly known as Mesa State College, is a four-year state funded school in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The Business Department offers a bevy of degrees including business administration, accounting and computer information systems. The school funds the Entrepreneurial Business Institute which helps students get a better grip on running a business.

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Department has a host of degree programs including criminal justice, sociology and psychology. Students in the political science program have a chance to intern in Washington, DC.

The Theatre Department encompasses 130 degrees with bachelor’s degree programs in four concentrations: acting/directing, musical theatre, dance and technical theatre/design. Incoming students must audition for admission into the program.

The English Department offers degrees in creative writing, technical writing and literature. The secondary teaching program helps students complete a student teaching internship. The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The Honors Program offers promising students a place to learn and grow as they fulfill the requirement for their degree programs.

The National Student Exchange Program allows students to attend different schools in the country while staying enrolled at their home institution without a price difference.

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Information Summary

Ranks 15th in Colorado and 1175th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 78.0
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $24,142
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 24 / 1050
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 24 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 74% / 30%
Enrollment Total (all students) 9,492


Admission requirements for incoming freshman include a completed official application, official high school transcripts or equivalent, a copy of SAT/ACT scores, an application fee, a letter of recommendation and a personal essay.

International students must provide evidence of English proficiency.

Transfer students must submit all prior college transcripts.


College Building :: Colorado Mesa University
College Campus :: Colorado Mesa University

Financial Aid

Students must complete a FAFSA form to be considered for aid. Students are eligible for many types of aid including scholarships, loans and grants.

Loans include Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans and the PLUS Program.

Grants include The Federal Pell Grant, the Colorado Student Grant and the Academic Competitive Grant.

Scholarships include The Baccalaureate Nursing Faculty Student Achievement Scholarship, The Brach, Louis and Betty Scholarship and the Borello, Jackie Cochran Scholarship.

Almost 75% of all students at Colorado Mesa University are awarded aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 676th for the average student loan amount.
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The campus is tucked away in the beautiful Grand Valley in Colorado. The school’s location is a haven for outdoor recreation like hiking, biking, rock climbing and rafting. Facilities include the Moss Performing Arts Center where many plays, music and dance performances are held.

The school offers over 80 student clubs and organizations including The Accounting Club, The Black Student Alliance and The Newman club.

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The athletics department fields 17 intercollegiate athletic programs including baseball, football and basketball. The Mavericks compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division II.

The school plans to add five new sports to its program including skiing, lacrosse and cycling.

Intramural sports include soccer, flag football and dodge ball. The school also offers aerobic and yoga classes.

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