Colorado Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Colorado for 2024

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Colorado. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Colorado College which sent acceptance letters to only 16% of the 7,846 students who applied and rejected 84%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, explore rankings of Colorado colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

16% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Value in Colorado

  • 2,203enrollment
  • $33,178net price
  • 1260-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

United States Air Force Academy
USAFA, Colorado

United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

16% Acceptance Rate


  • 4,085enrollment
  • -net price
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 31