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Colorado State University-Fort Collins Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

80.8%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado State University Fort Collins
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into Colorado State University-Fort Collins? The school has a 81% acceptance rate. Last year, 14,997 out of 18,556 applicants were admitted making Colorado State University Fort Collins an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Colorado State University Fort Collins typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1120-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado State University Fort Collins?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1025. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1215 out of 1600. 23 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 State University Fort Collins admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >88%
1215 to 1310 Avg + 81%-88%
1120 to 1215 Avg - 71%-81%
1025 to 1120 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 1025 Low <60%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colorado State University-Fort Collins?

Admission data indicates that Colorado State University-Fort Collins regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado State University Fort Collins.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >88%
25 to 28 Avg + 81%-88%
22 to 25 Avg - 71%-81%
19 to 22 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 19 Low <60%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Colorado State University Fort Collins. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado State University Fort Collins was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Colorado State University-Fort Collins accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colorado State University Fort Collins students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,121 8,435 18,556
Accepted 8,443 6,554 14,997
Acceptance Rate 83% 78% 81%
Enrolled 2,510 2,227 4,737
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 34% 32%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado State University Fort Collins and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colorado State University Fort Collins
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=126818 IPEDS survey data for Colorado State University Fort Collins.