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Metropolitan State College of Denver Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Metropolitan State College of Denver

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

97.9%
Admission Difficulty for Metropolitan State College of Denver
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Metropolitan State College of Denver is 97.9%.  Its admission rate is the 18th lowest in Colorado.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Metropolitan State College of Denver and can you get accepted?

Metropolitan State College of Denver is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 9,951 out of the 10,163 who applied were admitted.

Metropolitan State College of Denver typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.03. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Metropolitan State College of Denver?

98% 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.03 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1020 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Metropolitan State College of Denver GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.03

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Metropolitan State College of Denver?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Metropolitan State College of Denver are to have around a 3.03 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.03 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Metropolitan State College of Denver accepts 98% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Metropolitan State College of Denver is 3.03 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #19 in Colorado for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Metropolitan State College of Denver 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 3.0 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.76% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.5% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.51% Good
3.25 to 3.49 15.23% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 18.48% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 28.14% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 14.67% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.71% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Metropolitan State College of Denver SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Metropolitan State College of Denver. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 32% of students submitted SAT scores and 7% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

910-1130

Applicants Submitting SAT 

32%
SAT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 460
Math 25th Percentile 450
Composite 25th Percentile 910
SAT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 570
Math 75th Percentile 560
Composite 75th Percentile 1130
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Metropolitan State College of Denver?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Metropolitan State College of Denver is 1020 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 910-1130. Students who get into Metropolitan State College of Denver score in the top 76 percent of all SAT test takers..  Metropolitan State College of Denver ranks #16 in the state of Colorado for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1020 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Metropolitan State College of Denver regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 910, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 800, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Metropolitan State College of Denver 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 1020 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 1020, you have around a 98% chance of being admitted. A 1130 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 99% chance of getting in.

Metropolitan State College of Denver admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1130 and Above Good >99%
1020 to 1130 Avg + 98%-99%
910 to 1020 Avg - 96%-98%
800 to 910 Reach 93%-96%
Less than 800 Low <93%
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Metropolitan State College of Denver ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-23 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

7%
ACT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Metropolitan State College of Denver?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Metropolitan State College of Denver is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 23.  The school ranks #16 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Metropolitan State College of Denver 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 98% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 99% with a 23 ACT score.

Metropolitan State College of Denver admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >99%
19 to 23 Avg + 98%-99%
16 to 19 Avg - 97%-98%
13 to 16 Reach 94%-97%
Less than 13 Low <94%
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High School Class Rank

57% of Metropolitan State College of Denver freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 14% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Metropolitan State College of Denver students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 3%
Top 25% of class 14%
Top 50% of class 57%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Metropolitan State College of Denver admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,066 4,097 10,163
Accepted 5,959 3,992 9,951
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Enrolled 1,007 906 1,913
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 23% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Metropolitan State College of Denver is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Metropolitan State College of Denver and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Metropolitan State College of Denver 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 Required to be considered for admission
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Metropolitan State College of Denver 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 3.03 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1020 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127565 IPEDS survey data for Metropolitan State College of Denver.

FAQs

Does Metropolitan State College of Denver prefer SAT or ACT?

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Metropolitan State College of Denver. 7% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Metropolitan State College of Denver?

98% of those who apply are granted admission to Metropolitan State College of Denver. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Metropolitan State College of Denver?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1130. The average SAT score is 1020. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Metropolitan State College of Denver?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.