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How hard is it to get into Colorado School of Mines and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,240 out of 11,756 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 23 percent. Colorado School of Mines typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Colorado School of Mines is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||750|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1310|
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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1460 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1310 to 1460||Avg +||53%-66%|
|1160 to 1310||Avg -||40%-53%|
|1010 to 1160||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 1010||Low||<28%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>66%|
|30 to 33||Avg +||53%-66%|
|27 to 30||Avg -||40%-53%|
|24 to 27||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 24||Low||<28%|
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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Colorado School of Mines accepts 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
66% 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||66%|
|Top 25% of class||93%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||23%||21%|
Applicants have 122 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2022.
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?
|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.
53% 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 1160 and 1460. 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 27 and 33. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.