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Mesa State College

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1925
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,126
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $0
Admissions Address

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Rance Larsen
Admissions office telephone: (800) 982-6372
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
Open admission policy? Yes for most students, but open at the associate and certificate level
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 82%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 82%
Total applicants: 3,044
Total acceptances: 2,505
Total freshman enrollment: 1,238
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 1,423
Male acceptances: 1,182
Male freshman enrollment: 605
Female applicants: 1,621
Female acceptances: 1,323
Female freshman enrollment: 633
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 6%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 19%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 53%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 81%
Average high school GPA: 2.9
First-year students submitting GPA: 9%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 13%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 - 540
Math: 430 - 550
Combined: 850 - 1090


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.6% 1.9%
600-699 10.3% 13.4%
500-599 30.0% 31.7%
400-499 43.4% 42.1%
300-399 12.1% 9.7%
200-299 0.6% 1.2%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 85%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 - 22
Math: 16 - 21
Composite: 17 - 22


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 3.1% 1.1%
24-29 15.4% 13.8% 14.9%
18-23 57.0% 46.7% 41.8%
12-17 25.7% 31.3% 41.8%
6-11 0.9% 5.1% 0.3%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%

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