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CSU-Pueblo Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Colorado State University Pueblo

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado State University Pueblo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into CSU-Pueblo and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CSU-Pueblo is 94%.  It ranks #19 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Colorado State University Pueblo is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,057 out of 2,181 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 910/1110 ACT 18/23). Colorado State University Pueblo typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The CSU-Pueblo application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

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

CSU-Pueblo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Colorado State University Pueblo typically prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. CSU-Pueblo ranks #11 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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 Pueblo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >96%
1010 to 1110 Avg + 94%-96%
910 to 1010 Avg - 90%-94%
810 to 910 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 810 Low <84%
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CSU-Pueblo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CSU-Pueblo?

Admission data indicates that CSU-Pueblo regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado State University Pueblo.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado State University Pueblo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >97%
20 to 23 Avg + 94%-97%
18 to 20 Avg - 91%-94%
16 to 18 Reach 87%-91%
Less than 16 Low <87%
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CSU-Pueblo GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Colorado State University Pueblo?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into CSU-Pueblo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado State University Pueblo was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CSU-Pueblo accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colorado State University Pueblo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 16.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 12.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 9.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

70% of Colorado State University Pueblo freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Colorado State University Pueblo students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 70%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Colorado State University Pueblo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,185 996 2,181
Accepted 1,133 924 2,057
Acceptance Rate 96% 93% 94%
Enrolled 286 288 574
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 31% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Colorado State University Pueblo is $25.

Application Requirements

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

Colorado State University Pueblo Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colorado State University Pueblo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128106 IPEDS survey data for Colorado State University Pueblo.

FAQs

Does Colorado State University Pueblo prefer SAT or ACT?

80% of students submit their SAT scores to CSU-Pueblo. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Colorado State University Pueblo?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to CSU-Pueblo. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Colorado State University Pueblo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1110. 80% 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 Pueblo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.