Colorado State Admission RequirementsFort Collins, Colorado
Chances of getting into Colorado State University Fort Collins
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Colorado State and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 20,545 out of 24,496 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 40 percent. Colorado State University Fort Collins typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% 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 SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT77%
|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|
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 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. The school 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. 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|
|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%|
Colorado State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT46%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|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?
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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado State University Fort Collins.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>91%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||84%-91%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||77%-84%|
|21 to 23||Reach||69%-77%|
|Less than 21||Low||<69%|
Avg. High School GPA3.61
Typical High School GradesB+
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 accepts 84% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
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||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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||28%||26%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Colorado State University Fort Collins and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.