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About the University ๐Ÿซ


Colorado Mesa University: A Close-Knit Academic Community in Grand Junction

Situated near the heart of downtown Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University (CMU) offers a vibrant academic and social environment. Here's why CMU is an excellent choice for your higher education:

A Brief History

Strong Community: With a student body of approximately 11,000, CMU fosters a close-knit community through its smaller class sizes and a plethora of clubs and organizations.

Academic Excellence

Diverse Study Areas: CMU offers a wide range of subjects across various fields of study, ensuring that you'll find something that aligns with your academic interests.Modern Learning Facilities: Almost 90% of classrooms accommodate fewer than 40 students, providing an intimate learning environment.Unibuddy Program: Each new student is paired with a current CMU student, known as a Unibuddy, to help ease the transition into university life.

Student Life

Clubs and Organizations: Whether you're interested in academics, sports, or other extracurricular activities, CMU's diverse range of clubs ensures that you'll find your niche.

Study Abroad Experience

Personalized Guidance: The Unibuddy program at CMU aims to provide international students with all the resources they need for a smooth transition, making it an ideal destination for those looking to study abroad.

By choosing Colorado Mesa University, you're not just enrolling in an institution that values academic excellence; you're becoming part of a community that will help you grow both personally and professionally.


About the city ๐ŸŒ‡


Grand Junction: An Outdoor Paradise with a Close-Knit Community

Located near Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural activities, and a strong sense of community. Here's why Grand Junction is the perfect city for students looking to study abroad:

A Brief Overview

Population and Safety: With a population of 135,000, Grand Junction combines the amenities of a larger city with the charm of a smaller community. Known for its safety and inclusivity, the city provides a welcoming environment for all.

Affordability and Lifestyle

Cost of Living: Grand Junction offers a moderate cost of living, making it budget-friendly for students. Average rent for a one-bedroom apartment ranges from $800 to $1,200 per month.Transportation: The city's public transportation system is both efficient and affordable, with student discounts available for bus fares.

Cultural Activities

Year-Round Events: From open-air art exhibitions to music festivals and theater performances, Grand Junction is a hub for cultural activities. The city hosts various events throughout the year, ensuring there's always something happening.

Outdoor Adventures

Proximity to Natural Wonders: The Colorado National Monument is just a 20-minute drive from campus, offering hiking, biking, and breathtaking views.Skiing and Winter Sports: Powderhorn Ski Resort is only 40 miles away, while other popular ski destinations like Vail, Aspen, and Telluride are also within reach.Water Activities: For those interested in water sports, river rafting and kayaking opportunities abound.

Study Abroad Experience

Diverse Outdoor Activities: Whether you're into mountain biking, river rafting, climbing, or skiing, Grand Junction offers a plethora of outdoor activities, making it an ideal study abroad destination for adventure seekers.Cultural Immersion: The city's rich cultural scene and strong sense of community provide international students with a well-rounded experience.

By choosing to study in Grand Junction, you're not just gaining an education; you're embracing a lifestyle filled with adventure, culture, and community.


Housing Opportunities๐Ÿซ


CMU Residence Halls

CMU Residence Halls, CMU's on-campus student residences include Wi-Fi, laundry rooms, computer labs, cable TV, a bed and security 18 hours a day. The homes are divided into 'Traditional Halls' and 'Suites &Semi-Suites'.


'Traditional Halls' is reminiscent of many dormitories, where you share a bathroom with 4-6 other residents. However, they are cleaned twice a day, every weekday and once a day on weekends.


'Suites & Semi-Suites' includes an en-suite in each suite that you share with your roommate(s). You are responsible for cleaning the bathroom in your suite, but the common areas around the student housing are cleaned by the staff.


See more here.


Off campus

If you want to find something private off campus, CMU has created an Off-campus Housing Service, where they work with trustworthy housing providers under their portal to ensure that students can be safe in their out-of-campus housing search. It's a good idea to read this information page before starting your off-campus housing search.


See more here.

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Admission Requirements for Fulltime Degrees

Here is a description of the most important information for your study abroad. Rememeber, single semester study abroad (exchange)ย have often lower entry requirements and different course catalogues. Contact your advisor to hear about stipends, entry requirements, tuitions fees, course descriptions and more.
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What is the tuition and requirements for study abroad (exchange) students?

The study abroad (exchange student) programme will often have a different tuition fee and lower entry requirements. In addition, there might be a specific course catalog for study abroad exchange students. Book a call with a Uniclub advisor who will present you the requirements for single semester study abroad students, and how to navigate within the course catalog.

Additionally, you might be able to get exempt from taking a TOEFL or IELTS test as a study abroad (exchange) student. A Uniclub advisor will advise you on which universities have more flexbile English proficiency requirements.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Colorado Mesa University uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in January, May or August.


See more about Colorado Mesa University's important dates in the academic calendar.

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Colorado Mesa University, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.


Documents required from students to apply to Colorado Mesa University are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.


See more about the entry requirements at Colorado Mesa University.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFLย or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at Colorado Mesa University.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Colorado Mesa University vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Colorado Mesa University ranges from 25.000 USD to 40.000 USD per year for international students.


The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Colorado Mesa University for 15 credits which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 12.300 USD.


See more about Colorado Mesa University's tuition fees for international students.

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First, choose a destination

That's probably the hardest part. Are you looking for something specific, within your budget or a prestigious university that suits your field of interest?ย It's your choice.

Next, apply and upload your documents

You'll find the apply button on each university page. Once you have applied, you will receive the link to your application portal by mail. In there, you will be able to manage your application and communicate with us.

and... accept the offer!

If you're lucky, there's an offer waiting for you at the University. We'll even make sure you have your insurances are in order and all the nitty gritty details.

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Your friends and family may also want to experience the thrill of studying abroad. We'll do our best to help them too. Ask us what the rewards are!

Our reviews

5 etoiles trustpilot

I was looking for a freemover stay abroad through Uniclub and I got some of the best service I have experienced. They took care of all the practicalities, and removed almost all the hassle of work it can be to apply for an exchange stay.

Simon. L
UNYP, Czech Republic
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Had fantastic service and help throughout the process. Would definitely recommend

Daniel A.
Nebrija, Spain
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I am going to Australia for a semester, and before finding Uniclub the whole application seemed impossible. These guys are simply the best. They have the right answer for literally every question that you have. They are helpful, quick, with excellent service

Balaz. B
Deakin, Australia
5 etoiles trustpilot

Uniclub and Deni Isic, get my absolute warmest recommendation! I had a dream of coming to Japan that seemed distant and unmanageable, but Deni and the rest of Uniclub have helped me through the whole process.

iCLA, Japan
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I have just returned from my exchange stay in Ireland, which would not have been possible if it were not for Uniclub. If you are looking for an exchange as a freemover, then I can not recommend UniClub enough!

Jacob R.
TUS, Ireland