|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at Colorado State is 84%. It ranks #14 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Colorado State University Fort Collins is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 24,091 out of 28,843 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent (SAT 1070/1280 ACT 23/29). Colorado State University Fort Collins typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Colorado State application fee is $50 and applications are due by May 11.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Colorado State University Fort Collins. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 77% of students submitted SAT scores and 46% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado State University Fort Collins?
Colorado State University Fort Collins typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Colorado State ranks #5 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>90%|
|1175 to 1280||Avg +||84%-90%|
|1070 to 1175||Avg -||76%-84%|
|965 to 1070||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 965||Low||<64%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colorado State?
Admission data indicates that Colorado State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Colorado and #215 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado State University Fort Collins.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>90%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||84%-90%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||76%-84%|
|20 to 23||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 20||Low||<64%|
What GPA do you need to get into Colorado State University Fort Collins?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Colorado State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado State University Fort Collins was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.7 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Colorado State accepts 84% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||20.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||17.3%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||15.3%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||11.4%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||6.6%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.3%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
83% of Colorado State University Fort Collins freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||21%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||83%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||20%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 11, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Colorado State University Fort Collins is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Colorado State University Fort Collins and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|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=126818 IPEDS survey data for Colorado State University Fort Collins.
77% of students submit their SAT scores to Colorado State. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
84% of those who apply are granted admission to Colorado State. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1280. 77% 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 23 and 29. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.