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Location | Grand Junction
Population | 145,000
Enrollment | 8,995
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/20-12/13
Spring | 01/22-05/16

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

CMU aspires to be a Human Scale University: a model of the world we wish to see.
New theatre building scheduled to be complete in fall 2024!
Annual student showcase of creativity, research, innovation, entrepreneurship.

About This Campus

Colorado Mesa University aspires to be a Human Scale University that serves as a model of the world we want to create — a world where people aspire to love, extend dignity, choose courage, demonstrate humility, develop resiliency, celebrate curiosity, and use power for good. CMU has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students with 15.4% of the university's student body coming from outside Colorado. Students can choose from 115+ majors. The student population is 47% male, 53% female and 29% from traditionally underrepresented groups. Within our University is CMU Tech where students are able to access the hands-on training and practical skills necessary to succeed in a growing economy where trade and technical skills are needed. Grand Junction is also more than just an outdoor paradise. With an area population exceeding 135,000, students can enjoy the amenities of a big city without the hassles of heavy traffic, crowded streets or hectic airports.

Location Information

Located in the beautiful high-desert country of Western Colorado at the bottom of the world's largest flattop mountain, CMU is surrounded by areas that provide unmatched opportunity for exploration. Outdoor recreational activities range from mountain biking to whitewater rafting to alpine skiing-and much more. With mountains on one side and high-desert canyons on the other, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure and our Outdoor Program will help you explore it all.

Helpful Information

2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Limited
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Education, Nursing, and Radiology.

Registration for Criminal Justice, Business, and Engineering courses is competitive.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Sports Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Theater Arts/Drama

Unique Academic Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Geology
  • Exercise Science
  • Construction Management

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Adapted Physical Education, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 195.00 computer or 70.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5600.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($463 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($463 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $400 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $200 Year Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/15/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1300
  • Proximity to campus: 0-10 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Incoming Canadian students are required to show proof of insurance, in English, that meets our minimum requirements. If they do not have comparable coverage, they can be enrolled in our international student group plan.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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