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Chances of getting into Colorado State University Fort Collins

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.4%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado State University Fort Collins
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Colorado State and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 23,038 out of 28,319 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 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Colorado State University Fort Collins is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colorado State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1290
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 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
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. 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1290 and Above Good >88%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 81%-88%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 71%-81%
960 to 1070 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 960 Low <60%
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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 22
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 for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado State University Fort Collins.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >88%
26 to 29 Avg + 81%-88%
23 to 26 Avg - 71%-81%
20 to 23 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 20 Low <60%
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Colorado State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 3.61 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 81% 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
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Colorado State University Fort Collins admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,477 11,842 28,319
Accepted 13,598 9,440 23,038
Acceptance Rate 83% 80% 81%
Enrolled 2,966 2,252 5,218
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 11, 2022
Days left to Apply
198

Applicants have 198 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 11, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 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.

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?

81% 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 1290. 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.