Colorado Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Colorado for 2020

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 United States Air Force Academy which sent acceptance letters to only 11% of the 10,376 students who applied and rejected 89%.

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, you can also explore rankings of Colorado colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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United States Air Force Academy
USAFA, Colorado

Public 4 Year

11% acceptance rate

  • 4,336enrollment
  • -net price
  • $0tuition
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Private 4 Year

15% acceptance rate

  • 2,144enrollment
  • $29,528net price
  • $55,470tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO

Public 4 Year

49% acceptance rate

  • 6,325enrollment
  • $25,472net price
  • $18,964tuition
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA