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How hard is it to get into CU Denver and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,438 out of 9,565 applicants were admitted making CU Denver a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. University of Colorado Denver typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Colorado Denver?
University of Colorado Denver typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1110 to 1220||Avg +||67%-78%|
|1000 to 1110||Avg -||54%-67%|
|890 to 1000||Reach||41%-54%|
|Less than 890||Low||<41%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CU Denver?
Admission data indicates that CU Denver regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Colorado Denver.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>79%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||67%-79%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||56%-67%|
|17 to 20||Reach||45%-56%|
|Less than 17||Low||<45%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Colorado Denver?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into CU Denver. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Colorado Denver was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CU Denver accepts 67% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||16%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
81% of University of Colorado Denver freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||21%|
|Top 25% of class||50%|
|Top 50% of class||81%|
|Bottom 50% of class||19%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||29%||25%|
Applicants have 150 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 22, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Colorado Denver and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126562 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Denver.
80% of students submit their SAT scores to CU Denver. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
67% of those who apply are granted admission to CU Denver. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1220. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.