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Colorado Mesa Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Colorado Mesa University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.2%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado Mesa University
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Colorado Mesa and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,917 out of 8,845 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 68 percent. Colorado Mesa University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Colorado Mesa SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Colorado Mesa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1050

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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 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Colorado Mesa University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >86%
1050 to 1170 Avg + 78%-86%
930 to 1050 Avg - 68%-78%
810 to 930 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 810 Low <55%
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Colorado Mesa ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
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 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado Mesa University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado Mesa University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >87%
21 to 25 Avg + 78%-87%
18 to 21 Avg - 69%-78%
15 to 18 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 15 Low <59%
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Colorado Mesa GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.0
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 3.0 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 78% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Colorado Mesa University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,177 3,649 8,845
Accepted 4,036 2,866 6,917
Acceptance Rate 78% 79% 78%
Enrolled 1,092 972 2,069
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 34% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
11

Applicants have 11 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Colorado Mesa. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Colorado Mesa University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1170. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Colorado Mesa University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.