The acceptance rate at Colorado School of Mines is 55%. It ranks #5 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Colorado School of Mines is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 6,620 out of 12,044 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent (SAT 1270/1440 ACT 28/33). Colorado School of Mines typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.78. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Colorado School of Mines application fee is $45 and applications are due by Apr 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Colorado School of Mines. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 72% of students submitted SAT scores and 57% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||650|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1360
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado School of Mines?
Colorado School of Mines typically prefers applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1180. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. Colorado School of Mines ranks #1 in Colorado and #80 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||30
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 #2 in Colorado and #78 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado School of Mines.
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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 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Colorado School of Mines accepts 55% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||49.0%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||21.0%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||8.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||1.0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.99||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
55% of Colorado School of Mines freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||55%|
|Top 25% of class||87%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||21%||18%|
Applicants have 177 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Colorado School of Mines is $45.
What are the requirements for admission to Colorado School of Mines and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
72% of students submit their SAT scores to Colorado School of Mines. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
55% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1270 and 1440. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
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.