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Chances of getting into Colorado State University Fort Collins

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado State University Fort Collins
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Colorado State and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

Colorado State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission chances by SAT score
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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Colorado State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Fort Collins
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Colorado State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colorado State University Fort Collins students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 29.1% Avg +
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

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High School Class Rank

83% of Colorado State University Fort Collins freshman were in the top half 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 21%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 83%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,748 12,095 28,843
Accepted 14,239 9,852 24,091
Acceptance Rate 85% 81% 84%
Enrolled 2,646 1,933 4,579
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 11, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 11, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Colorado State University Fort Collins is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado State University Fort Collins and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Colorado State University Fort Collins Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Colorado State University Fort Collins prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of students submit their SAT scores to Colorado State. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Colorado State University Fort Collins?

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.

What SAT score is required for Colorado State University Fort Collins?

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.

What ACT score is required for Colorado State University Fort Collins?

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.