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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Colorado

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Colorado. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Colorado is 66.60% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 17.82%.
United States Air Force Academy has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 13.43% and United States Air Force Academy has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 78.45% among best schools in Colorado. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Colorado
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 United States Air Force Academy10,747 (7,313/3,434) 1,443 (1,004/439) 1,132 (792/340) 13% (14%/13%) 78% (79%/10%)
2 Colorado College10,257 (4,019/6,238) 1,395 (555/840) 539 (231/308) 14% (14%/13%) 39% (42%/5%)
3 Colorado School of Mines12,044 (8,102/3,942) 6,620 (3,959/2,661) 1,172 (820/352) 55% (49%/68%) 18% (21%/9%)
4 University of Denver22,723 (9,646/13,077) 13,785 (5,715/8,070) 1,375 (628/747) 61% (59%/62%) 10% (11%/6%)
5 University of Colorado Boulder44,203 (21,924/22,279) 37,221 (18,149/19,072) 6,326 (3,294/3,032) 84% (83%/86%) 17% (18%/14%)
6 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus9,458 (3,545/5,913) 6,271 (2,295/3,976) 1,397 (589/808) 66% (65%/67%) 22% (26%/14%)
7 Colorado State University-Fort Collins28,843 (12,095/16,748) 24,091 (9,852/14,239) 4,579 (1,933/2,646) 84% (81%/85%) 19% (20%/16%)
8 Regis University5,912 (1,892/4,020) 4,623 (1,487/3,136) 481 (152/329) 78% (79%/78%) 10% (10%/8%)
9 Western Colorado University2,625 (1,319/1,306) 2,323 (1,159/1,164) 420 (204/216) 88% (88%/89%) 18% (18%/17%)
10 DeVry University-Colorado6 (4/2) 3 (1/2) 2 (1/1) 50% (25%/100%) 67% (100%/50%)
Average14,682 (6,986/6,986)9,778 (4,418/5,360)1,742 (864/878)66.60% (63.2%/76.7%)17.82% (19.6%/16.4%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,108 and 75th percentile is 1,310 for best schools in Colorado. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 602 and the average SAT Math score is 607.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Colorado. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Colorado for academic year 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Colorado
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1United States Air Force Academy49%
(556)
600700620730
2Colorado CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
3Colorado School of Mines83%
(971)
620700650740
4University of Denver49%
(679)
590680580680
5University of Colorado Boulder73%
(4,639)
570670560680
6University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus78%
(1,094)
490610510600
7Colorado State University-Fort Collins79%
(3,635)
540640530640
8Regis University71%
(343)
500620500600
9Western Colorado University84%
(345)
500600500590
10DeVry University-ColoradoTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Average70.75% 551.25652.50 556.25657.50

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 69 and 75th percentile is 89 for best schools in Colorado. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 27, the average ACT English score is 27, and the average ACT Math score is 25.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Colorado. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Colorado for academic year 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Colorado
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1United States Air Force Academy51%
(576)
2933 27352733
2Colorado CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
3Colorado School of Mines52%
(610)
2833 26342733
4University of Denver45%
(624)
2631 26332429
5University of Colorado Boulder45%
(2,824)
2531 24322329
6University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus22%
(304)
2127 19271826
7Colorado State University-Fort Collins38%
(1,722)
2329 22292127
8Regis University39%
(185)
2128 20281926
9Western Colorado University30%
(124)
2026 18251826
10DeVry University-ColoradoTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Average40.25% 24.1329.75 22.7530.38 22.1328.63

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Colorado based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Colorado
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 United States Air Force Academy
2 Colorado College
3 Colorado School of Mines
4 University of Denver
5 University of Colorado Boulder
6 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
7 Colorado State University-Fort Collins
8 Regis University
9 Western Colorado University
10 DeVry University-Colorado

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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