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Colorado State University-Fort Collins Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Colorado State University-Fort Collins? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 14,997 out of 18,556 applicants or 81% 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.

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%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado State University Fort Collins 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 State University-Fort Collins regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1310
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 550 650
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 22 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

You have 131 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are 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?

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

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=126818 IPEDS survey data for Colorado State University Fort Collins.