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There’s no better way to learn about Western Colorado University than through the stories and experiences of our current students. Join us for our 30-minute episode of The College Tour where you’ll be able to discover our academic programs, athletics, location and much more!

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Western is thrilled to release our episode of The College Tour, a new TV series streaming on Amazon Prime. The College Tour gives prospective students an inside look at what life is like as a Mountaineer and shares real stories from current students to help them discover what earning a degree is like at Western. Tune in now and watch the full episode below!

Next Steps

While watching The College Tour is a great way to experience Western from afar, we know there’s nothing quite like seeing our campus and community in person. We’d love to host you for a visit or welcome you for an upcoming Preview Day experience. Or, if you know you’re ready to become a Mountaineer, click the apply button to submit your application today!


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Our Student Stories

Don’t have time to watch the full episode? Our individual student stories are below! We believe every student has a story to tell and the unique experiences they have during their time at Western will influence the rest of their lives. The students who represented Western in The College Tour embody the grit, determination and passion of our Mountaineer community, and they can’t wait to tell you firsthand why there’s no better place to earn your degree than in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.


Experiential Learning and Sustainability

Join graduate student Matthew Eshed to learn about Western’s hands-on learning opportunities. He has his goals set on being a sustainability expert, and has found many opportunities to enhance his skillset through practical learning at Western.

Matthew Eshed
Master in Environmental Management
Boulder, CO

Rady Partnership Program

Western’s innovative partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder allows students to earn either a B.S. in mechanical engineering or computer science from CU’s esteemed College of Engineering & Applied Science while completing the entirety of their coursework on Western’s campus.

Victoria Bowen
Mechanical Engineering
Montrose, CO

Living in the Gunnison Valley

There aren’t many places more unique to earn a degree in Colorado or the nation than the Gunnison Valley! Join Tanner Thornburgh to learn about all the adventures he’s experienced at Western, inside and outside the classroom.

Tanner Thornburgh
Business Administration
Minor in Business Law
Topeka, KS

Student Living and Residence Life

Through diversity-focused clubs, leadership opportunities and inclusive on-campus living, Western provides students with a supportive and encouraging campus community focused on helping students thrive for the entirety of their college experience.

Sakara Harrison
Exercise & Sport Science
Minors in Business Law and Pre-Law
Fountain, CO

Mountain Sports

Western’s unique Mountain Sports program has helped students bring their running, climbing, skiing and biking games to the next level while taking full advantage of the stunning landscape that surrounds Western. Join alumna Kate Wasson to learn all about this one-of-a-kind program!

Kate Wasson
Business Administration
Minors in Business Analytics and Recreation & Outdoor Education
Dillon, CO

EPIC Mentorship and Student Support Services

Making the jump from high school to college can be challenging, which is why Western pairs every incoming student with an EPIC (Experienced Peer Initiating Connection) Mentor to support them as they adjust to life at Western.

Maddey Wilson
Minors in Chemistry and Sports Psychology
Colorado Springs, CO

Mountaineer Athletics

Western offers 11 NCAA sports teams and routinely places student athletes on the podium at conference, regional and even national competitions. Myles is here to tell us all about her experience on training and competing at 7,700 feet above sea level on Western’s renowned track team.

Myles Hilbert
Business Administration
Minor in Recreation & Outdoor Education
Fort Collins, CO

Experiential Learning

No matter the program, all of Western’s areas of study place a strong focus on hands-on, practical learning. Join Morgan to learn about the practical learning opportunities, engaging faculty, and meaningful coursework students in every program get to experience at Western.

Morgan Didlake
Business Administration
Minor in Theatre
Ponca City, OK

Recreation & Outdoor Education

With over 700 miles of single track trails, two ski resorts within 45 miles of the university and an unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities, there’s no better place than Western to earn a unique degree in Recreation & Outdoor Education.

Julianne Alvares
Recreation & Outdoor Education
Minor in History
San Jose, CA

School of Business

Western’s School of Business offers career preparation 18 majors, minors and emphases and expert faculty to help you jumpstart your career after graduation.

Garrett Lane
Business Administration and Accounting
Bennett, CO

The Inside Scoop

There’s no one better to speak to Western’s unique offerings than our dedicated faculty, staff and leadership. Join us for three exclusive conversations with Associate Director of Admissions Alissa Bevan, President Brad Baca and Rady Partnership Program Director Jeni Blacklock, Ph.D., to gain insider knowledge about all things Western.

Ask Admissions

Join Western alumna and Associate Director of Admissions Alissa Bevan and The College Tour host Alex Boylan to get some insider info on Western and making your application process as smooth as possible.

Alissa Bevan
Associate Director of Admissions
Admissions at Western

Coffee With the President

Western’s 15th President Brad Baca joins Alex Boylan for an exclusive interview to discuss his views on why Western is one of the most unique places to earn a degree and his vision for the university.

Brad Baca
Western Colorado University President
Leadership at Western

Education America

The Rady Partnership Program is one the most cutting-edge academic programs on the Western Slope. Partnership Program Director Jeni Blacklock joins Alex Boylan to discuss what this unique program entails.

Jeni Blacklock, Ph.D.
Rady Partnership Program Director
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Thanks for joining us!

We’re thrilled you joined us for our episode of The College Tour. We hope you enjoyed getting to know our students and campus, and we hope you’ll consider joining us in person to discover what your life could be like as a Mountaineer. If you have any questions about Western, navigating the admissions process, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, or anything else, schedule a virtual session with one of our admissions counselors for one-on-one guidance and advice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Want to discover more about Western? Request information today to get in touch with the admissions team.