Western State Colorado University

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Western State Colorado University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Gunnison, CO, a predominately rural area. Nearly three thousand students are enrolled at Western State Colorado University.

Many of the students admitted to Western State Colorado University earned an SAT score between 1000 - 1200, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 20 - 26. We were able to estimate the Western State Colorado University average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 84% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Western State Colorado University, from which 22% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at western.edu.

Overall Western State Colorado University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Western State Colorado University was reported as 84.1% in Fall 2020 with over 2,500 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Western State Colorado University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Western State Colorado University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Western State Colorado University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 91.9%
  • 2017-2018: 86.0%
  • 2018-2019: 88.9%
  • 2019-2020: 84.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 80.8%

How Does Western State Colorado University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Western State Colorado University is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Adams State University99.1%
Fort Lewis College91.4%
United States Air Force Academy11.1%
Colorado College13.5%
Johnson & Wales University-Denver87.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Western State Colorado University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math500 - 590
Total Score1000 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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