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CSU-Pueblo Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Colorado State University Pueblo

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
99%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado State University Pueblo
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into CSU-Pueblo and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CSU-Pueblo is 99%.  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, 2,037 out of 2,054 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 66 percent on standardized admission tests. 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. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Colorado State University Pueblo you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.3 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1040 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Colorado State University Pueblo. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 44% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

CSU-Pueblo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
940-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT 
44%
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

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 is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Colorado State University Pueblo score in the top 71 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 940-1130.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 
1130 and Above Good >99%
1035 to 1130 Avg + 99%-99%
940 to 1035 Avg - 98%-99%
845 to 940 Reach 96%-98%
Less than 845 Low <96%
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CSU-Pueblo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
9%
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Colorado State University Pueblo is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

CSU-Pueblo regularly accepts students who score 18 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 62 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 18-25.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colorado State University Pueblo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >99%
21 to 25 Avg + 99%-99%
18 to 21 Avg - 98%-99%
15 to 18 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 15 Low <97%
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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 #15 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 99% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Colorado State University Pueblo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 21.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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

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Admission Statistics

Colorado State University Pueblo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,103 951 2,054
Accepted 1,096 941 2,037
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Enrolled 290 313 603
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 33% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2023.

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 Considered but not 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
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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?

44% of students submit their SAT scores to CSU-Pueblo. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

99% 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 940 and 1130. 44% 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 25. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.