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Adams State College Admission Requirements

Alamosa, Colorado

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Chances of getting into Adams State College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
100%
Admission Difficulty for Adams State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Adams State College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Adams State College is 100%.  It ranks #20 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Adams State College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,688 out of 1,690 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 890/1090 ACT 17/22). Adams State College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.26. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Adams State College application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Adams State College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Adams State College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
890-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT 
70%
SAT Scores for Adams State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Adams State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Adams State College?

Adams State College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 790. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. Adams State College ranks #12 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Adams State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1090 and Above Good >99%
990 to 1090 Avg + 99%-99%
890 to 990 Avg - 99%-99%
790 to 890 Reach 99%-99%
Less than 790 Low <99%
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Adams State College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
32%
ACT Scores for Adams State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Adams State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Adams State College?

Admission data indicates that Adams State College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Adams State College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Adams State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >99%
19 to 22 Avg + 99%-99%
17 to 19 Avg - 99%-99%
15 to 17 Reach 99%-99%
Less than 15 Low <99%
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Adams State College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.26
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Adams State College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Adams State College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Adams State College was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.26 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Adams State College accepts 100% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Adams State College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.57% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.57% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.09% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.47% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.1% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 11.92% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 3.11% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

67% of Adams State College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Adams State College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 67%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Adams State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 962 728 1,690
Accepted 961 727 1,688
Acceptance Rate 100% 100% 100%
Enrolled 168 180 348
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 25% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
88

Applicants have 88 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Adams State College is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Adams State College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Adams State College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Adams State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126182 IPEDS survey data for Adams State College.

FAQs

Does Adams State College prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to Adams State College. 32% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Adams State College?

100% of those who apply are granted admission to Adams State College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Adams State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1090. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Adams State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 32% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.