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COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY - [CMU], GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

Grand Junction, ColoradoLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1925Established Year
  9591Enrollment

Colorado Mesa University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Colorado Mesa University was founded in 1925 as a public university offering higher education. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, associate and certificate programs in liberal arts, professional, and technical programs. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The programs at CMU are offered as full time, evening classes, online and distance education. The University has 2 campuses apart from its main campus known as the Colorado Mesa University. 

Highlights

TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment19.2 million USD
Cost of Attendance37,107 USD
The student to faculty ratio21 to 1
Campus Housing Capacity23%
Academic Intake SemestersFall; Spring
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@coloradomesa.edu, 970 248-1875
Student Retention Rate72.00%

Programs

  • Students at the Colorado Mesa University are offered the choice of 104 major programs, 70+ concentrations, and 46 minors.
  • Programs can be studies in full-time, evening classes, online or through distance education mode. Courses include 9 diverse languages that students can opt to study.
  • Admission at CMU is divided such that there are fewer than 40 students in 88% of the classes.
  • A team of 288 full-time faculty members and 260 part-time faculty members handle classes of 13 departments.
  • Academic divisions from which students can choose to pursue a program are art and design, biological sciences, business, mathematics and statistics, computer science and engineering, health sciences, kinesiology, languages, literature and mass communication, music, physical and environmental sciences, social and behavioral sciences, teacher education, theatre arts and programs at the Western Colorado Community College.

Rankings

U.S. News Ranking 2020

  • #87-#113 in Regional Universities West
  • #108 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

Times Higher Education

  • US Rankings 2020: >600

Campus

  • The main campus of the Colorado Mesa University is located in the heart of Grand Junction in Colorado and spread across 90 acres.
  • Apart from its main campus, the university has 2 other campuses namely Tilman M. Bishop Campus and Montrose campus that are results of partnerships and associations.
  • The main campus is equipped with athletic facilities such as athletic offices, field house, practice fields, and EI Pomar Natatorium.
  • Student services have several departments that cater to the needs of the students. Student Life, University Center, Residence Life, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid department, Campus Safety, Campus Recreation, Student Health and Counseling services are some of these departments.

Residence

  • Students are presented with various on-campus housing options like traditional halls, suites, and semi-suites. Residence allotment is made on the basis of the level of study.
  • Common facilities in each housing option are free Wi-Fi, laundry facility, computer labs, cable TV and mattresses on each bed.
  • Traditional halls are the most common option among first-year students. Bunting Hall (semi-suite), Garfield Hall (traditional), Grand Mesa Hall (Suite), Monument Hall (Semi-suite), Pinon Hall (Traditional), Mary Rait and Jay Tolman Halls (Traditional), Wingate Hall (Traditional) and Lucero Suites.
  • Apartment-style housing is occupied mostly by second-year students and above. These include Lucero Hall Apartments, Orchard Avenue Apartments, Walnut Ridge Apartments, and Aspen Apartments.

Application Process

  • Application Portal: UG Applicants – Online application; PG Applicants – Graduate admission application
  • Application Fee: UG applicants - 30 USD
  • Student Class profile:
    • Total enrollment – 11000
    • International students – 15%
  • Standardized test scores of SAT/ ACT are required for merit-based evaluation during admission decisions. ACT score – 18 (English); 17 (Reading/ Social Science); 19 (Math) SAT score – 470 (Evidence-based reading and writing); 500 (Math).
  • High school GPA – Minimum 3.0 on 4.0
  • English proficiency test scores - Applicants whose native language is not English must include official scores of English proficiency test with required minimum as:
ExamUndergraduate Score RequirementGraduate Score Requirement
TOEFL IBT7080
TOEFL PBT525550
IELTS6.0-
  • Supporting Documents to be submitted with the admission application for evaluation include UG applicants – official high school transcripts, official bank statements, notarized statement of financial support, copy of passport and proof of English language proficiency; PG applicants – official college/ university transcripts, bank statements showing proof of funds at least 32,978 USD covering a first academic year, Statement of Financial Support that must be notarized by public officer or notary who can verify the signature, proof of English language proficiency and copy of passport.

Cost of Attendance

Among other Colorado colleges offering 4-year programs, the Colorado Mesa University has the 3rd lowest tuition and fees.

ExpenseEstimated Cost 2019-20 for Undergraduate students
Tuition and Fees23,163 USD
Residence Hall9138- 15,318 USD
Books and Supplies1125-1625 USD
Estimated Total Cost33,426-40,106 USD
ExpenseEstimated Cost 2019-20 for Graduate students
Tuition and Fees14,078 USD
Residence Hall13,000 USD
Books and Supplies1650 USD
Personal Expenses4500 USD
Estimated Total Cost33,228 USD

Financial Aid for International Students

  • Students can find job opportunities on campus where they are allowed to work for 20 hours per week at an hourly rate of 15 USD. It is a great source of income for students and also helps students in gaining work skills that would help them in finding employment in the future.
  • Each student has the opportunity to avail of financial aid by the means of scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment opportunities.
  • Federal and institutional grants are however offered to domestic students.
  • More than 50% of the first time applicants of the University receive scholarships.
  • For the year 2018-19, almost 78 million USD was spent on financial aid.
  • The following table represents information of some merit-based scholarships that are commonly awarded to all incoming freshmen by the University:
Scholarship NameAmount AwardedEligibility Criteria
Distinguished Scholars6000 USDStudents must have at least 24 credit hours from another institution.
ACT score – 18 (English); 17 (Reading/ Social Science); 19 (Math)
SAT score – 470 (Evidence-based reading and writing); 500 (Math)
Presidential Scholarship3500 USD
Academic Achievement Award1250 USD

Alumni

  • Members of the alumni association are entitled to benefits both on campus as well as outside. On-campus benefits include easy access to diplomas, transcripts, and memberships, alumni card providing various discounts, 10% off on purchases from the Maverick store, access to the Advising and Career Center, tickets to events of the university, membership to the Hamilton Recreation Center, access to select resources at Tomlinson Library, Outdoor programs and off-campus alumni members get CMU license plates.
  • Distinguished alumni members of the University are awarded every year. Recipients from previous years include Kathy Howa, Kalani Pe’a Doug Simons, Lori Raya, Robert “Bob” Strong, and many others.

Placements

  • CMU’s Job Link, Handshake and Connecting Colorado are various platforms for students to explore various job opportunities and connect with employers.
  • In a survey of the graduates from five previous years, it was noted that 69% of the participants were employed while 29% enrolled for further education.
  • The University takes care of providing employment tools with services like on-campus recruitment where students and alumni members become part of meetings with the employer.
  • The University also hosts career fairs thrice a year to enable better networking among students and employers.
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Colorado Mesa University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population11044
FAFSA Code001358
Application Cost$30
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$22,440 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-7- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10749581190 13%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540480600-
Mathematics534478590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211824 87%
English211724-
Mathematics211724-

Colorado Mesa University Acceptance Rate

81.7%

Acceptance Rate

6982

Total Applicants

11044

Total Enrolled

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Female

45.8%

Male

54.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program81.7%
Total Applicants13287
Total Enrolled10851
Graduate
Graduate Programs81.4%
Total Applicants237
Total Enrolled193

Colorado Mesa University Enrollment

Enrollment
Colorado Mesa University Enrollment11044
Undergraduate Enrollment10851
Graduate Enrollment193
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate30.8%

Attendance Cost

$22,440

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$22,440 / Year
Post Graduate Program$23,400 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,560 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,735 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,030 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,918 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,030 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,610 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,876 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
805839104148-
+1-970-248-1875
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1100 North Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
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Book Store

The Maverick Store Colorado Mesa University's Official Bookstore and Fan Shop0.12 Km
Textbook Brokers0.37 Km
Junction Adult Store0.61 Km
Top Five Comics1.5 Km
TOP 5 COMICS1.51 Km
Out West Books1.76 Km
Grand Valley Books1.86 Km
the vikings of midland by J.A Hunsinger3.02 Km
Twice Upon A Time Bookshop3.16 Km
CoolBeans Christian Bookstore & Coffee Shop6.22 Km
Fellowship Resource Book Store6.25 Km
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Bus Station

12th Street north of Elm Avenue (Colorado Mesa University)0.16 Km
12th Street south of Orchard Avenue0.21 Km
12th Street north of Bunting Street (Colorado Mesa University)0.25 Km
Orchard Avenue west of 12th Street (Colorado Mesa University Tennis Courts)0.38 Km
Orchard Avenue and east of 12th Street0.43 Km
North Avenue east of Cannell Street (Colorado Mesa University)0.47 Km
North Avenue west of 11th Street (Colorado Mesa University)0.48 Km
12th Street south of Walnut Avenue0.54 Km
Orchard Avenue west of Cannell Street298.56 Km
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Shopping Mall

Spatafora Chiropractic0.9 Km
Indigo Salon0.95 Km
R & S toys0.96 Km
Village fair plaza1.13 Km
HillCrest Plaza1.48 Km
Wilson estate sales1.52 Km
Mama's Treasures1.78 Km
Downtown Grand Junction1.93 Km
Gold Star Canyon1.94 Km
Kathy Herwick1.94 Km
fireworks city2.03 Km
Rimrock Marketplace2.58 Km
Over and Under Automotive2.98 Km
Cottonwood Mall3.2 Km
2 Dye 4 Hair Salon3.25 Km
Sunglass Hut4.31 Km
Mesa Mall4.38 Km
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Super Market

Best Tops1.18 Km
Home Storage Center and Bishops' Storehouse2.44 Km
Target Grocery4.38 Km
Family Dollar4.77 Km
Walmart Neighborhood Market6.92 Km

Airport

Hospital Helipad1.22 Km
Mountain Bell Heliport3.16 Km
Grand Junction Regional Airport5.05 Km
HeliQwest International Inc5.2 Km

Train Station

Grand Junction Station2.32 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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