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Western State Colorado University (WSCU)

United States
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About Western State Colorado University (WSCU)

Western State Colorado University (WSCU) was the first public liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1901 as The Colorado State Normal School for children. After 12 years later, the college became Western State College of Colorado in 2012. 

WSCU features 2,300 students from all 50 states and more than 30% of WSCU students are from outside of Colorado. There are approximately 96% of WSCU's classes are taught by full-time faculty and more than 90% of WSCU's faculty hold the highest degrees in their field.

Western State Colorado University was ranked on "Forbes" magazine as America's Best Colleges list in 2010. The rankings on the following criteria: student satisfaction with their college experience; career success; four-year debt load and overall student loan default rate; and the likelihood of graduation from college within four years.

Campus information

Western State Colorado University offers variety of services for students including:

  • Bookstore
  • Dining services
  • Fitness center
  • Health center
  • Multicultural center
  • Mail center
  • Residence halls & apartments 
  • Exchange programs 
  • Financial aid
  • Special interest clubs & activities 

Located in Gunnison, Colorado. Gunnison is 30 minutes from Crested Butte Mountain Resort and 45 minutes from Monarch Mountain Ski Area. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park offers recreational opportunities including hiking, camping, rock climbing and kayaking.

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Residence Halls and Apartments

Residence Life at Western State Colorado University is grounded upon the philosophy that student leaders are one of the greatest assets to the community within each residence hall. Student leaders are found throughout the campus residence halls, whether they be students who hold formal leadership positions, or are students who have taken the initiative to develop healthy relationships with their peers.

In addition to student leaders, each residence hall complex has a full-time, professional Assistant Director or Resident Director who provides overall leadership of all functions in order to support individual residents and floor communities

  • Mears Complex (Mears, Moffat and Robidoux Halls)
  • Escalante Complex (Dolores, Colorado, Tomichi, and Crystal Halls)
  • Chipeta Apartments and Pinnacles Apartments
  • Ute Hall

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Business and Management 4 Humanities & Social Sciences 3

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