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UCCS Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
90%
Admission Difficulty for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UCCS and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UCCS is 90%.  It ranks #17 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Colorado Colorado Springs is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,015 out of 8,944 applicants were admitted.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.38. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UCCS application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to University of Colorado Colorado Springs. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

UCCS SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
81%
SAT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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UCCS ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
39%
ACT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for University of Colorado Colorado Springs
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

UCCS GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.38
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 3.38 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.38 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UCCS accepts 90% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Colorado Colorado Springs students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 17.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 19.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

69% 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 35%
Top 50% of class 69%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Colorado Colorado Springs admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,362 3,582 8,944
Accepted 4,808 3,207 8,015
Acceptance Rate 90% 90% 90%
Enrolled 679 626 1,305
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 20% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
183

Applicants have 183 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $50.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Recommended
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?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to UCCS. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.