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Colorado School of Mines Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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 more 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.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado School of Mines and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Colorado School of Mines regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1290 1450
SAT Reading 640 710
SAT Math 670 760
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 27 33
ACT Math 28 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Colorado School of Mines has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.