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Colorado School of Mines Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

55.7%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado School of Mines
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Colorado School of Mines? The school has a 56% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,916 out of 10,618 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 9 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 ten percent of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1370-1490
Applicants Submitting SAT
33%
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1370
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1490
Estimated Average SAT 1430
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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 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 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 1310. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. 33 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 School of Mines admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1490 and Above Good >68%
1430 to 1490 Avg + 56%-68%
1370 to 1430 Avg - 43%-56%
1310 to 1370 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1310 Low <31%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
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 33
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 32
Estimated Average ACT 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 32 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado School of Mines.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado School of Mines admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >68%
30 to 32 Avg + 56%-68%
28 to 30 Avg - 43%-56%
26 to 28 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 26 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

You will need 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Colorado School of Mines accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colorado School of Mines students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Colorado School of Mines admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,174 7,444 10,618
Accepted 1,954 3,962 5,916
Acceptance Rate 62% 53% 56%
Enrolled 365 770 1,135
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 19% 19%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado School of Mines and what considerations affect 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.