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Acceptance Rate 71.14%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 18.94%
Applicants 193,895
Admitted 137,937
Enrolled 26,131

Applying To Colorado Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 71.14% at Colorado colleges and universities where total 193,895 students have applied and 137,937 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $72.00 and the graduate application fees is $60.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Colorado colleges.
General Admission Information of Colorado Colleges
Open Admission Policy66 out of 113 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 72.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 60.00
Average Acceptance Rate71.14%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.94%
Average Test Scores1,131 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 193,895 students (88,477 men and 105,390 women) applied to and 137,937 (59,945 men and 77,973 women) students were accepted to admit Colorado Colleges. Among them, 12,486 men and 13,639 women were enrolled into Colorado schools. The average acceptance rate is 71.14% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 18.94%. The table below shows the Colorado colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Colorado Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants193,89588,477105,390
Admitted137,93759,94577,973
Enrolled26,13112,48613,639
Acceptance Rate 71.14% 67.75% 73.99%
Enrollment Ratio 18.94% 20.83% 17.49%
[Chart]Colorado Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Colorado college, 16,347 students (68.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 8,288 students (34.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,236 and 25th percentile score is 1,026. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 79 and 25th percentile score is 58. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Colorado colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Colorado Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing514.00621.00
SAT Math512.00615.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math19.0026.00
ACT English19.0027.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Colorado Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Colorado Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Colorado Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Colorado State, 38 schools use semester calendar systems and 14 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester38 out of 113 schools
Quarter14 out of 113 schools
Trimester3 out of 113 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 113 schools
Other academic year10 out of 113 schools
Differs by program17 out of 113 schools
Continuous24 out of 113 schools
Un-Known/Other7 out of 113 schools
Next table describes credits that Colorado colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits49 out of 113 schools
Credits for Life Experiences43 out of 113 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits51 out of 113 schools
Credit for Military Training54 out of 113 schools

Application Requirements

19 Colorado schools require High School GPA and 25 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 9 Colorado colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Colorado colleges.
Admission Checklist for Colorado Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA191
High School Rank48
High School Record (or Transcript)250
Completion of College Preparatory Program313
Recommendations65
Formal Demonstration of Competencies02
Admission Test Scores94
TOEFL164
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)32