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Grand Junction, Colorado

Colorado Mesa Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Colorado Mesa University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.7%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado Mesa University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Colorado Mesa and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,702 out of 6,982 applicants were admitted making Colorado Mesa University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Colorado Mesa University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Colorado Mesa SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
13%
SAT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1150

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado Mesa University?

Colorado Mesa University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. 13 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 Mesa University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >89%
1150 to 1260 Avg + 82%-89%
1040 to 1150 Avg - 73%-82%
930 to 1040 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 930 Low <61%
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Colorado Mesa ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
ACT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colorado Mesa?

Admission data indicates that Colorado Mesa regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado Mesa University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado Mesa University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >89%
21 to 24 Avg + 82%-89%
18 to 21 Avg - 73%-82%
15 to 18 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 15 Low <61%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.0
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Colorado Mesa University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado Mesa University was 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.0 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Colorado Mesa accepts 82% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colorado Mesa University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 17% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 5% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

52% of Colorado Mesa University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Colorado Mesa University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 52%
Bottom 50% of class 48%
Bottom 25% of class 19%

Admission Statistics

Colorado Mesa University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,807 3,170 6,982
Accepted 3,113 2,586 5,702
Acceptance Rate 82% 82% 82%
Enrolled 945 936 1,882
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 36% 33%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado Mesa University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colorado Mesa University
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=127556 IPEDS survey data for Colorado Mesa University.