From small classes to hands-on learning to talented faculty, we are committed to ensuring your success in the classroom and beyond.
Where adventure meets education.
With campus at 7,723 feet and surrounded by over 2 million acres of public land, our extensive backyard provides an ideal scientific and cultural laboratory for hands-on learning and creative inspiration.
Uncover our living laboratory
A student observes Bighorn Sheep in Almont, Colorado during a wildlife techniques class.
Dedicated to your future.
With opportunities to conduct original field research, study abroad, connect with industry leaders, and more, we are confident you will leave Western prepared to achieve your dreams. If you can’t define what you want your future to look like just yet, we’re
also here for you through our Exploratory Program. As one of our most common paths, the Exploratory Program allows you to take time to discover your interests while staying on track for graduation.
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We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.
The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.
We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.