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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

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About This Campus

Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience in a student-centered environment featuring small class sizes and a high level of student/faculty interaction. CMU's faculty are recognized for their professional expertise and are proudly committed first to instruction as well as service and research. To accommodate a student body exceeding 9,000 students, a recent campus expansion has resulted in state-of-the-art learning facilities across 86 acres in the heart of Grand Junction. The city of Grand Junction offers residents many amenities of a larger city but still has the feel of a small town. It is also close to the beautiful Colorado National Monument, the Grand Mesa, and other mountain ranges which offer some of the best recreational opportunities year round. CMU students are not afraid to get their hands dirty. They take advantage of the opportunity to gain practical experience through course work and activities.

Location Information

Nestled in the beautiful Grand Valley of Western Colorado, the CMU experience gives students the chance to play and learn while contributing to the area's cultural and community growth.

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment
Open
Home Payment
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2022/2023 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Excellent

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and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Grand Junction
Population | 145,000
Enrollment | 9,735
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/20-12/13
Spring | 01/22-05/16

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 2%
Asian | 2%
Black | 2%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 17%
Two or more | 4%
White | 70%
Other | 2%
International | 0%
featured area
mountains

Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Education, Nursing, and Radiology.

Limitations
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
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Flight Technology
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Kinesiology
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Performance and Directing
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Surveying
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 195.00 computer or 70.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/11/21

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $6063.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($404 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001358

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $150 Year Host & Home Optional

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/11/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $3200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $850
  • Proximity to campus: 0-10 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/11/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Requirements

  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

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