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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 68.35% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 16.91%.
United States Air Force Academy has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 12.43% and United States Air Force Academy has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 75.09% 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 2021-2022.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Colorado
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 United States Air Force Academy11,687 (7,905/3,782) 1,453 (1,002/451) 1,091 (769/322) 12% (13%/12%) 75% (77%/9%)
2 Colorado College10,975 (4,265/6,710) 1,564 (645/919) 620 (264/356) 14% (15%/14%) 40% (41%/5%)
3 Colorado School of Mines12,022 (8,010/4,012) 6,838 (4,231/2,607) 1,449 (975/474) 57% (53%/65%) 21% (23%/12%)
4 University of Denver22,694 (9,310/13,384) 14,440 (5,794/8,646) 1,621 (702/919) 64% (62%/65%) 11% (12%/7%)
5 University of Colorado Boulder54,756 (26,061/28,695) 43,576 (19,638/23,938) 6,785 (3,690/3,095) 80% (75%/83%) 16% (19%/11%)
6 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus14,428 (5,421/9,007) 10,395 (3,814/6,581) 1,688 (684/1,004) 72% (70%/73%) 16% (18%/11%)
7 Colorado State University-Fort Collins31,586 (13,008/18,578) 28,314 (11,405/16,909) 5,197 (2,215/2,982) 90% (88%/91%) 18% (19%/16%)
8 Regis University5,959 (1,954/4,005) 4,849 (1,510/3,339) 436 (146/290) 81% (77%/83%) 9% (10%/7%)
9 Western Colorado University3,243 (1,646/1,597) 2,947 (1,503/1,444) 456 (252/204) 91% (91%/90%) 15% (17%/13%)
10 DeVry University-ColoradoNo admission statistics available for the school.
Average18,594 (8,620/8,620)12,708 (5,505/7,204)2,149 (1,077/1,072)68.35% (63.9%/83.6%)16.91% (19.6%/14.9%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,134 and 75th percentile is 1,348 for best schools in Colorado. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 622 and the average SAT Math score is 619.
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 2021-2022.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Colorado
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1United States Air Force Academy35%
(377)
590730618760
2Colorado CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
3Colorado School of Mines53%
(765)
650720660750
4University of Denver24%
(385)
610700590690
5University of Colorado Boulder32%
(2,168)
590690580700
6University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus29%
(490)
520630510620
7Colorado State University-Fort Collins38%
(1,959)
550650530640
8Regis University25%
(109)
520640510630
9Western Colorado University37%
(169)
530630510600
10DeVry University-ColoradoTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Average34.13% 570.00673.75 563.50673.75

*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 71 and 75th percentile is 90 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 26.
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 2021-2022.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Colorado
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1United States Air Force Academy21%
(231)
2934 28352933
2Colorado CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
3Colorado School of Mines31%
(449)
2933 27342833
4University of Denver27%
(436)
2731 26342529
5University of Colorado Boulder16%
(1,114)
2531 24332430
6University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus9%
(158)
2128 20281826
7Colorado State University-Fort Collins17%
(900)
2329 21302127
8Regis University20%
(87)
2128 21282027
9Western Colorado University11%
(50)
2126 21252026
10DeVry University-ColoradoTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
Average19.00% 24.5030.00 23.5030.88 23.1328.88

*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 2021-2022 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)
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Coloradoand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.