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Metropolitan State College of Denver Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Metropolitan State College of Denver

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.3%
Admission Difficulty for Metropolitan State College of Denver
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Metropolitan State College of Denver and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,326 out of 13,583 applicants were admitted making Metropolitan State College of Denver a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Metropolitan State College of Denver typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Metropolitan State College of Denver 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.

Metropolitan State College of Denver SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Metropolitan State College of Denver typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Metropolitan State College of Denver admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >73%
1000 to 1110 Avg + 61%-73%
890 to 1000 Avg - 48%-61%
780 to 890 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 780 Low <35%
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Metropolitan State College of Denver ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Metropolitan State College of Denver
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
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 Metropolitan State College of Denver?

Admission data indicates that Metropolitan State College of Denver regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #14 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Metropolitan State College of Denver admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >73%
20 to 23 Avg + 61%-73%
17 to 20 Avg - 48%-61%
14 to 17 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 14 Low <35%
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Metropolitan State College of Denver GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.96
Typical High School Grades
B-

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

You can get into Metropolitan State College of Denver with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Metropolitan State College of Denver was 2.96 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Metropolitan State College of Denver accepts 61% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Metropolitan State College of Denver students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Good
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 19% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

57% of Metropolitan State College of Denver freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Metropolitan State College of Denver students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 22%
Top 50% of class 57%
Bottom 50% of class 43%
Bottom 25% of class 12%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Metropolitan State College of Denver admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,316 5,267 13,583
Accepted 5,013 3,313 8,326
Acceptance Rate 60% 63% 61%
Enrolled 1,246 1,040 2,286
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 31% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 19, 2022
Days left to Apply
266

Applicants have 266 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 19, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Metropolitan State College of Denver is $25.

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver
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=127565 IPEDS survey data for Metropolitan State College of Denver.

FAQs

Does Metropolitan State College of Denver prefer SAT or ACT?

76% of students submit their SAT scores to Metropolitan State College of Denver. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

61% of those who apply are granted admission to Metropolitan State College of Denver. Admission competition is low 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 Metropolitan State College of Denver?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1110. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 17 and 23. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.