ACT Score Comparison for Admission to Colorado Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of ACT Admissions Data for 19 Colorado Colleges

University of Denver
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You've taken the ACT, and have your scores back. Now what? If you're interested in one of these great schools in Colorado, check out this handy side-by-side comparison chart below shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission.

Colorado Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
 CompositeEnglishMath
25%75%25%75%25%75%
Adams State College172315221723
U.S. Air Force Academy293228332832
Colorado Christian University------
Colorado College------
Colorado Mesa University172316241623
Colorado School of Mines283227332833
Colorado State University222822282228
CSU Pueblo182317231723
Fort Lewis College192419251824
Johnson & Wales Universitytest-optional admissions
Metro State College182316231723
Naropa Universitytest-optional admissions
Regis University212721272026
University of Colorado at Boulder243024312429
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs212620251926
University of Colorado Denver202520261926
University of Denver263025322529
University of Northern Colorado192519251825
Western State College172316241624
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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Admissions standards for four-year colleges in Colorado vary greatly. Some schools will want to see ACT scores that are well above average, while others don't require test scores at all. Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed, and remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Colorado, especially at the top Colorado colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. Sometimes, a student with high scores (but an otherwise weak application) will not be accepted, while a student with lower scores (but a much stronger application) is accepted.

If a school is test-optional, you don't have to submit scores as part of the application--if yours are strong, though, it's a good idea to submit them anyway.

To view a profile of the schools listed here, just click on the school's name in the chart above. There, you'll find more information about admissions, enrollment numbers, financial aid data, and other useful statistics.

You can also check out these other ACT links:

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