You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $4,900
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $5,200
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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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.
Campus Location - Gunnison Colorado
Helpful Information - Geographically located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains makes travel to and from Gunnison hard. There is a free bus that runs from campus to Crested Butte multiple times daily. Be advised that our campus does NOT offer airport reception and there is no public transportation from the Gunnison airport to campus. Although, the Greyhound bus system goes from downtown Denver (Union Station)to the bus stop on campus. Students can take the light rail from DIA to Union Station to catch this bus.
Elementary Education,Business Administration - Energy Management, and Art.Limitations
Registration is limited in music courses and an audition is required for upper division music courses. Students must meet Western's prerequisites to take classes from the Biology Department. Western does NOT facilitate internships for credit.Notable Academic Programs
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology
Area Studies: Latin American Studies
Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Behavior, Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Field Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Wildlife Biology
Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Management, Marketing
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Communication, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication
Computer Science: System Administration
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice
Earth Sciences: Geology
Education: English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish
English: Creative Writing, English
Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Ecology
Foreign Language: Spanish
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science
Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism Management
Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science
Performing Arts: Acting, Music, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Studies, Political Science
Psychology: Counseling, Psychology
Recreation: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership
Sociology/Social Work: Law and Society, Sociology
Theater: Performance and Directing
Figures are current as of 7/13/2017.
Important Notes: To take course from the School of Business (Business Administration, Accounting or Economics courses) there is an additional fee of $45.00 per credit hour for the 2017-2018 school year subject to change for following years. Some natural science laboratory courses may have additional fees. All additional fees are mandatory for Plan A and B students.
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
The sooner you complete a housing application the more likely you will be able to get a campus apartment. If the apartments are full, you will be assigned to a suite-style residence. The mandatory on campus living requirement may only be appealed through the NSE Coordinator for rare and/or extreme circumstances.
Meal Plans Per Semester
See our website for additional meal plan options through Rare Air Café. All plans include flex dollars that can be spent at Mad Jack's Café.