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Western State Colorado University Admission Requirements

Gunnison, Colorado

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Chances of getting into Western State Colorado University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Admission Difficulty for Western State Colorado University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Western State Colorado University and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Western State Colorado University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for Western State Colorado University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Western State Colorado University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 estimated 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Western State Colorado University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >93%
1095 to 1190 Avg + 88%-93%
1000 to 1095 Avg - 81%-88%
905 to 1000 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 905 Low <72%
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Western State Colorado University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Western State Colorado University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Western State Colorado University
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 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Western State Colorado University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 23 Avg - 81%-88%
17 to 20 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 17 Low <72%
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Western State Colorado University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Western State Colorado University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 16.0% Good
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% Reach
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

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High School Class Rank

67% of Western State Colorado University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Western State Colorado University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 3%
Top 50% of class 67%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Western State Colorado University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,306 1,319 2,625
Accepted 1,164 1,159 2,323
Acceptance Rate 89% 88% 88%
Enrolled 216 204 420
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 18% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Western State Colorado University is $30.

Application Requirements

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

Western State Colorado University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Western State Colorado University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Western State Colorado University prefer SAT or ACT?

84% of students submit their SAT scores to Western State Colorado University. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Western State Colorado University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Western State Colorado University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Western State Colorado University?

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.