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Colorado School of Mines Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
37.7%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado School of Mines
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Colorado School of Mines? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,427 out of 11,752 applicants or 38% were admitted making Colorado School of Mines a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1290-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
35%
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1450
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado School of Mines?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. 35 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Colorado School of Mines admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >51%
1370 to 1450 Avg + 38%-51%
1290 to 1370 Avg - 26%-38%
1210 to 1290 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 1210 Low <17%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 32
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colorado School of Mines?

Admission data indicates that Colorado School of Mines regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado School of Mines.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado School of Mines admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >51%
30 to 32 Avg + 38%-51%
28 to 30 Avg - 26%-38%
26 to 28 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 26 Low <17%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Colorado School of Mines has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Colorado School of Mines admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,487 8,265 11,752
Accepted 1,473 2,954 4,427
Acceptance Rate 42% 36% 38%
Enrolled 317 686 1,003
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 23% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado School of Mines and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Colorado School of Mines Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colorado School of Mines
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126775 IPEDS survey data for Colorado School of Mines.