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Colorado Springs, Colorado

UCCS Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
92.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UCCS and can I get accepted? The school has a 93% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,197 out of 9,909 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. University of Colorado Colorado Springs typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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UCCS SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1220

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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 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Colorado Colorado Springs admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >96%
1215 to 1310 Avg + 93%-96%
1120 to 1215 Avg - 89%-93%
1025 to 1120 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 1025 Low <82%
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UCCS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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 >96%
23 to 26 Avg + 93%-96%
21 to 23 Avg - 90%-93%
19 to 21 Reach 85%-90%
Less than 19 Low <85%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Colorado Colorado Springs. 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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UCCS accepts 93% 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 Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

University of Colorado Colorado Springs admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,752 4,157 9,909
Accepted 5,415 3,782 9,197
Acceptance Rate 94% 91% 93%
Enrolled 1,070 967 2,037
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 26% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Colorado Colorado Springs and what considerations affect 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.