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Your chances of getting into Colorado State University Pueblo

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

98.8%
Admission Difficulty for Colorado State University Pueblo
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at CSU-Pueblo is 98.8%.  Its admission rate is the 20th lowest in Colorado.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into CSU-Pueblo and can you get accepted?

Colorado State University Pueblo is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,553 out of the 1,572 who applied were admitted.

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. 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into CSU-Pueblo?

99% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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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 1030 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

CSU-Pueblo GPA

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?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into CSU-Pueblo are to have around a 3.3 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

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 applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at CSU-Pueblo is 3.3 on the 4.0 scale. 21% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #15 in Colorado for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since CSU-Pueblo is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

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

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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CSU-Pueblo SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Colorado State University Pueblo. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 45% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

900-1150

Applicants Submitting SAT 

45%
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 460
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 900
SAT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 560
Composite 75th Percentile 1150
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at CSU-Pueblo is 1030 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 900-1150. Students who get into Colorado State University Pueblo score in the top 78 percent of all SAT test takers..  CSU-Pueblo ranks #14 in the state of Colorado for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1030 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. CSU-Pueblo regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 900, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 770, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Colorado State University Pueblo is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1030 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1025, you have around a 99% chance of being admitted. A 1150 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 99% chance of getting in.

Colorado State University Pueblo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1150 and Above Good >99%
1025 to 1150 Avg + 99%-99%
900 to 1025 Avg - 98%-99%
775 to 900 Reach 96%-98%
Less than 775 Low <96%
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CSU-Pueblo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

9%
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Colorado State University Pueblo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to CSU-Pueblo is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 25.  The school ranks #14 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado State University Pueblo.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Colorado State University Pueblo is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into CSU-Pueblo for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 99% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 99% with a 25 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%
17 to 21 Avg - 98%-99%
13 to 17 Reach 96%-98%
Less than 13 Low <96%
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High School Class Rank

70% of Colorado State University Pueblo freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 37% are in the top quarter.

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

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Colorado State University Pueblo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 840 720 1,572
Accepted 831 710 1,553
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Enrolled 303 326 633
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 46% 41%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

67

Applicants have 67 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Colorado State University Pueblo is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.3 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1030 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

45% 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 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 900 and 1150. The average SAT score is 1025. 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 17 and 25. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.