- Average class size is 17 students
- Over 100 areas of study
- More than 2 million acres of public land surrounds Western Colorado University
About This CampusSet at 7700 feet in the cradle of the Rocky Mountains, Western Colorado Universities 228-acre campus is awash in a sea of sage and framed by majestic granite peaks. We are a four-year, liberal arts university offering professional and pre-professional programs of study. Part of the closely-knit Gunnison community, our campus offers spectacular views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and a high alpine dessert. Our students are never more than minutes from world-class mountain biking, fly-fishing, alpine and nordic skiing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and backpacking. Western is the oldest Colorado university west of the Continental Divide and is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts education. Western is committed to its community and offers outreach through service-learning projects, field research, and volunteer opportunities.
Location InformationGunnison is located in western Colorado about 4 hours from Denver. Gunnison has a regional airport with direct flights to Denver, parts of Texas and other locations throughout the year. There is a daily bus service to and from Denver as well. Within the Gunnison valley, students get around via Gunnison’s free bus system. This bus transports residents around Gunnison and up to Crested Butte including Mt. Crested Butte Ski Resort. Students are allowed to have a car on our campus and parking is free.
Helpful InformationWestern Colorado University is requiring the COVID-19 vaccination for students --- However, there are medical and non-medical exemptions available.