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Colorado Mesa Admission Requirements

Grand Junction, Colorado

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Chances of getting into Colorado Mesa University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
75%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado Mesa University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Colorado Mesa and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Colorado Mesa is 75%.  It ranks #8 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Colorado Mesa University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,636 out of 8,796 applicants were admitted.

Colorado Mesa University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.23. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Colorado Mesa application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Colorado Mesa University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Colorado Mesa SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
79%
SAT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Colorado Mesa ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
35%
ACT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Colorado Mesa GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.23
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Colorado Mesa University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Colorado Mesa. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado Mesa University was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Colorado Mesa accepts 75% 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 
4.0 13.4% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 12.5% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.2% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 19.7% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 11.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 3.2% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

50.8% of Colorado Mesa University freshman were in the lower 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 10.7%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 49%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Colorado Mesa University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,167 3,601 8,796
Accepted 3,886 2,731 6,636
Acceptance Rate 75% 76% 75%
Enrolled 1,053 911 1,970
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 33% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Colorado Mesa University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado Mesa University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Colorado Mesa University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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.

FAQs

Does Colorado Mesa University prefer SAT or ACT?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to Colorado Mesa. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Colorado Mesa University?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Colorado Mesa. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.