Western Colorado University

Western Colorado University, Western Way, Gunnison, CO, USA

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Rural, 350 acres

Western State Colorado University, also known as Western, is a four-year public liberal arts college located in the bucolic valley of Gunnison, Colorado. Approximately 2,400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students attend Western, with one-fourth coming from out of state. Of the 22 undergraduate majors, the most popular are business administration, biology, exercise and sport science, recreation and outdoor leadership, and psychology. Western also offers undergraduate programs in petroleum geology and professional land and resource management, both funded by donations through the Western State Colorado University Foundation. Further, it offers a low residency MFA program in creative writing, including genre fiction, poetry and screen and television writing. Students participate in the low residency MFA program from as far as way as China. The college has one of the oldest collegiate radio stations in the state, 91.1 KWSB, which has been on the air since 1968.

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Administrative staff: 164

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Undergraduates: 2419

Postgraduates: 307

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