Chances of getting into Colorado School of Mines
How hard is it to get into Colorado School of Mines and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. 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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Colorado School of Mines SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT33%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||700|
|SAT Composite 25th||1370|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1490|
|Average SAT Score||1430|
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 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. The school ranks #1 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
Colorado School of Mines ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT88%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|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 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado School of Mines.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.8
Typical High School GradesA-
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. 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 56% 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|
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)||19%||19%||19%|
Applications are DueApr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply134
Applicants have 134 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Colorado School of Mines before the Apr 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to Colorado School of Mines and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||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.