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Colorado School of Mines Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Colorado School of Mines

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.2%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado School of Mines
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Colorado School of Mines and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,228 out of 12,661 applicants were admitted making Colorado School of Mines a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 12 percent. Colorado School of Mines typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Colorado School of Mines SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1370

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado School of Mines?

Colorado School of Mines typically requires applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Colorado School of Mines admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >62%
1370 to 1450 Avg + 49%-62%
1290 to 1370 Avg - 36%-49%
1210 to 1290 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1210 Low <25%
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Colorado School of Mines ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colorado School of Mines?

Admission data indicates that Colorado School of Mines regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado School of Mines.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado School of Mines admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >64%
30 to 33 Avg + 49%-64%
28 to 30 Avg - 39%-49%
26 to 28 Reach 29%-39%
Less than 26 Low <29%
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Colorado School of Mines GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Colorado School of Mines?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Colorado School of Mines. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado School of Mines was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Colorado for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Colorado School of Mines will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colorado School of Mines students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 67% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 8% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 1% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

66% of Colorado School of Mines freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Colorado School of Mines students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 66%
Top 25% of class 93%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Colorado School of Mines admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,835 8,726 12,661
Accepted 2,340 3,888 6,228
Acceptance Rate 61% 45% 49%
Enrolled 380 819 1,199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 21% 19%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
142

Applicants have 142 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado School of Mines and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colorado School of Mines
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=126775 IPEDS survey data for Colorado School of Mines.

FAQs

Does Colorado School of Mines prefer SAT or ACT?

72% of students submit their SAT scores to Colorado School of Mines. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Colorado School of Mines?

49% of those who apply are granted admission to Colorado School of Mines. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Colorado School of Mines?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1290 and 1450. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Colorado School of Mines?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 33. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.