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UCCS Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UCCS and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,866 out of 6,728 applicants were admitted making University of Colorado Colorado Springs an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. University of Colorado Colorado Springs typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

UCCS SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

University of Colorado Colorado Springs typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Colorado Colorado Springs admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >92%
1125 to 1230 Avg + 87%-92%
1020 to 1125 Avg - 80%-87%
915 to 1020 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 915 Low <70%
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UCCS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UCCS?

Admission data indicates that UCCS regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Colorado Colorado Springs admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 87%-93%
21 to 23 Avg - 81%-87%
19 to 21 Reach 74%-81%
Less than 19 Low <74%
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UCCS GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UCCS. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UCCS accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Colorado Colorado Springs students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

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

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Colorado Colorado Springs students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 70%
Bottom 50% of class 30%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Colorado Colorado Springs admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,845 2,883 6,728
Accepted 3,378 2,488 5,866
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 947 825 1,772
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 33% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
84

Applicants have 84 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Colorado Colorado Springs
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=126580 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

FAQs

Does University of Colorado Colorado Springs prefer SAT or ACT?

81% of students submit their SAT scores to UCCS. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to UCCS. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1230. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.