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Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado State University-Fort Collins Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Colorado State University Fort Collins

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.6%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado State University Fort Collins
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Colorado State University-Fort Collins and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 19,116 out of 23,137 applicants were admitted making Colorado State University Fort Collins an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent. Colorado State University Fort Collins typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Colorado State University-Fort Collins SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado State University Fort Collins?

Colorado State University Fort Collins typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. 23 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 State University Fort Collins admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >89%
1265 to 1360 Avg + 83%-89%
1170 to 1265 Avg - 74%-83%
1075 to 1170 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 1075 Low <63%
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Colorado State University-Fort Collins ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colorado State University-Fort Collins?

Admission data indicates that Colorado State University-Fort Collins regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado State University Fort Collins.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >89%
25 to 28 Avg + 83%-89%
22 to 25 Avg - 74%-83%
19 to 22 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 19 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Colorado State University Fort Collins. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado State University Fort Collins was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Colorado State University-Fort Collins accepts 83% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Colorado State University Fort Collins students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
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

52% of Colorado State University Fort Collins freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Colorado State University Fort Collins students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,881 10,256 23,137
Accepted 10,837 8,279 19,116
Acceptance Rate 84% 81% 83%
Enrolled 2,745 2,379 5,124
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 29% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
107

Applicants have 107 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Colorado State University-Fort Collins before the Feb 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado State University Fort Collins and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Colorado State University Fort Collins Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colorado State University Fort Collins
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=126818 IPEDS survey data for Colorado State University Fort Collins.