Colorado Mesa University

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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

Named the #1 Public Liberal Arts School in Colorado by Washington Monthly Magazine

Named the number one Public Liberal Arts School in Colorado by Washington Monthly Magazine, CMU is committed to making the international student experience exceptional.

CMU is home to students from more than 25 nations and boasts a state-of-the-art campus with new classrooms, residence halls, and recreational facilities. Beautiful, historic CMU is surrounded by mountains on one side and desert canyons on the other, offering students endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Scholarships at Colorado Mesa

CMU offers high-achieving international students a merit scholarship upon admission. The scholarship grants USD $8,000 per year ($4,000 per semester) to accepted students with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is is renewable every semester for up to four years. A limited number of highly competitive, merit-based scholarships may also be available for international students who have completed one year of study at CMU.

Academic English Tuition & Start Dates

Course Term 2020 Price
BridgePathways 10 weeks (20 hours per week) $3,600

Conditionally admitted students seeking English instruction prior to their studies at Colorado Mesa University are welcome to attend the Bridge Academic English Program at BridgeEnglish in Denver, Colorado.

Term Start Dates
  • February 10
  • April 20
  • June 29
  • September 8
  • November 16
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 Weeks

*The Academic English program takes place at BridgeEnglish, Denver.

Fees and additional services

  • Registration Fee
  • Express Mailing of I-20
  • Private ESL Classes
  • Materials and Resources Fee
  • $155
  • $97
  • $75 per hour
  • $199 per term

Holidays observed at BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish, Denver:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day*
  • Presidents' Day**
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • January 1
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • May 25
  • July 3
  • September 7
  • November 26 - 27
  • December 25

*Martin Luther King holiday is observed at all centers except Denver.

**Presidents' Day is observed at the Denver center only.

The BridgePathways ® Academic English Program was developed precisely for international students to succeed in a U.S. academic environment.

As a BridgePathways student you will:

  • Develop your English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Be assigned coursework designed to prepare you for university assignments
  • Learn how to successfully participate in discussions and lectures
  • Prepare for standardized tests
  • Participate in essential social and cultural immersion experiences

BridgePathways is a goal-oriented program that is customized and targeted based on your current level. It’s how we measure your success and help you reach your desired goals. With BridgePathways, you are assured the ultimate preparation for success at your U.S. university.

Opportunities abound at CMU for physical challenges and mental inspiration. They offer top-notch facilities for relaxing with friends and on-campus living. The CMU experience includes unparalleled outdoor recreation and active student life programs.

Clubs and Organizations

Colorado Mesa University believes that experiences outside the classroom are as valuable to students’ growth as those in the classroom. That’s why CMU supports more than 140 clubs and organizations spanning all interests including academic, athletic, cultural, professional associations and honor societies.

Leadership Opportunities

Organizations such as Associated Student Government (ASG) and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) enable students to have an active role in shaping the campus while improving interpersonal skills and increasing their value to future employers.

Athletics and Intramurals

Athletics are fun whether you are watching or playing, and much of the Mavs’ success is attributed to a loyal fan base. Students are admitted free to all sporting events with their student ID. For students who have the passion but don’t care for the pressure, CMU has 14 intramural programs ranging from soccer to ultimate Frisbee.

Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program on the CMU campus is dedicated to outdoor adventure and education. It offers trip coordination, instruction, equipment rentals and weekly presentations. Enjoy whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, cross country skiing, rock climbing and much more.

Residence Life

By living on campus, students get the total college experience. Located just minutes from all of the action including sporting events, theatrical productions and cultural activities. In the 11 residence halls, satellite TV, high-speed wireless Internet and free laundry are included.

How to Apply to BridgePathways at Colorado Mesa University

  • 1. Click "Apply Now"
  • 2. Select Colorado Mesa University.
  • 3. Select your start date.
  • 4. Confirm your application.

With BridgePathways:

  • You can apply year-round.
  • University partners offer conditional admission to qualified students.
  • Receive a TOEFL/IELTS waiver upon successful completion of the program.


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