StudentsReview :: The Western State College of Colorado - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC
Arizona State University -- Tempe, AZ
Alabama State University -- Montgomery, AL

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The Western State College of Colorado

There are 19 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comment:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
This is a great school.Quite BrightArt & Design Department
This is a great school... you really need to apply yourself. For some people the town seems small and boring, but pick up a newspaper find out what is going on. Great college for outdoor recreation from mountain water sports. Many city/urban people have problems finding things to do around the city. The schools program are challenging especially if you take them all seriously.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2007
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: B
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
The scenery is beautiful.Undecided
The scenery is beautiful. In the winter, Crested Butte (the near by ski resort) is the most amazing place on earth. And in the warm months, the hiking and biking is some of the greatest you'll find anywhere. For an outdoors person Western is the place to go. Small classes make for easy access to professors for 1 on 1 help with school work. Class work isn't too demanding, and everyone is very friendly.

Gunnison is a small town however, and although some people might like that, It doesn't provide much to do. The only night life of gunnison is Taco bell which is open until 11. And 1 Coffee shop that is open until 12. everything else in town (including the smallest walmart in the nation) shuts down by 9. The lack of things to do in a college town results in alot of people just smoking pot or getting drunk most of the time. Western's famous nickname "Wasted State" is very fitting. Especially in the winter where unless you're going up to Crested Butte, you do not want to go outside. For a good 3 month period in the winter, there are days that don't get above 0 degrees. And most nights it's at least -25 degrees. The only thing to do is stay home and smoke & Drink.

I've enjoyed the time i've had here and at the same time I haven't. When you actually find something to do, it's a fun place. But most of the time you're just bored, and if you're not into drugs or alcohol, then I wouldn't recommend this school. If you are into that kind of stuff, then this place is heaven.

Male -- Class 2000
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Super BrilliantAnthropology
The riding is awesome...
1st Year Male -- Class 2007
Scholastic Success: A+, Surrounding City: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
• How to choose the right college?
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
• Personality Type and College Choice
• A Free Application is a Good Application
• College Academic Survival Guide
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
• The Scoop on State Schools
• The Purpose of a Higher Education
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
• How to choose a college major
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
• Nailing the College Application Process
• What to do for a Successful Interview
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
• Starting College (General College Advice)