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)
Adams State College172215221622
U.S. Air Force Academy273327322732
Colorado Christian University------
Colorado College------
Colorado Mesa University182416231724
Colorado School of Mines293228332833
Colorado State University232822282228
CSU Pueblo182317231723
Fort Lewis College192419241824
Johnson & Wales Universitytest-optional admissions
Metro State College172316231623
Naropa Universitytest-optional admissions
Regis University222620262127
University of Colorado at Boulder253024312429
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs202620261926
University of Colorado Denver212620261926
University of Denver263125322529
University of Northern Colorado192519251825
Western State College192518241724
View the SAT version of this table

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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