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Western State Colorado University Admission Requirements

Gunnison, Colorado

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Chances of getting into Western State Colorado University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.1%
Admission Difficulty for Western State Colorado University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Western State Colorado University and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,107 out of 2,504 applicants were admitted making Western State Colorado University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Western State Colorado University 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.

Western State Colorado University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1200
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 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Western State Colorado University?

Western State Colorado University 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 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 2019 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
1200 and Above Good >90%
1100 to 1200 Avg + 84%-90%
1000 to 1100 Avg - 76%-84%
900 to 1000 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 900 Low <64%
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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 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Western State Colorado University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
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 #9 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 2019 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 >90%
23 to 26 Avg + 84%-90%
20 to 23 Avg - 76%-84%
17 to 20 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 17 Low <64%
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Western State Colorado University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Western State Colorado University?

Applicants need about 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 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Western State Colorado University accepts 84% 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
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

62% 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 6%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 62%
Bottom 50% of class 38%
Bottom 25% of class 11%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Western State Colorado University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,271 1,233 2,504
Accepted 1,084 1,023 2,107
Acceptance Rate 85% 83% 84%
Enrolled 194 260 454
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 25% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
64

Applicants have 64 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
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?

84% 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 1200. 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.