The acceptance rate at Western State Colorado University is 88%. It ranks #16 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Western State Colorado University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,323 out of 2,625 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1000/1190 ACT 20/26). Western State Colorado University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.39. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Western State Colorado University application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Western State Colorado University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|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||600|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1100
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western State Colorado University?
Western State Colorado University typically prefers 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 900. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Western State Colorado University ranks #8 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Western State Colorado University?
Admission data indicates that Western State Colorado University 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 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. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western State Colorado University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Western State Colorado University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Western State Colorado University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Western State Colorado University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Western State Colorado University accepts 88% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||16.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||18.0%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||12.0%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||18.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||6.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
67% of Western State Colorado University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||10%|
|Top 25% of class||3%|
|Top 50% of class||67%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||18%||18%|
Applicants have 83 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Western State Colorado University is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to Western State Colorado University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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=128391 IPEDS survey data for Western State Colorado University.
84% of students submit their SAT scores to Western State Colorado University. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
88% of those who apply are granted admission to Western State Colorado University. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1190. 84% 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 26. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.