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Colorado School of Mines Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Colorado School of Mines

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
55%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado School of Mines
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Colorado School of Mines and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

Colorado School of Mines SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1270-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT 
72%
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for Colorado School of Mines
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1360

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 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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1440 and Above Good >70%
1355 to 1440 Avg + 55%-70%
1270 to 1355 Avg - 39%-55%
1185 to 1270 Reach 25%-39%
Less than 1185 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 26
ACT Math 25th 27
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 #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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >73%
30 to 33 Avg + 55%-73%
28 to 30 Avg - 42%-55%
26 to 28 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 26 Low <30%
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Colorado School of Mines GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.78
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 3.78 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's for admitted Colorado School of Mines students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 21.0% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

55% 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 55%
Top 25% of class 87%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Colorado School of Mines admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,942 8,102 12,044
Accepted 2,661 3,959 6,620
Acceptance Rate 68% 49% 55%
Enrolled 352 820 1,172
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 21% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
177

Applicants have 177 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Colorado School of Mines is $45.

Application 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 Application Requirements
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

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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Colorado School of Mines?

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.

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.