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%)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English
25%
English
75%
Math 25% Math 75%
Adams State College 17 22 15 22 16 22
U.S. Air Force Academy 27 33 27 32 27 32
Colorado Christian University
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University 18 24 16 23 17 24
Colorado School of Mines 29 32 28 33 28 33
Colorado State University 23 28 22 28 22 28
CSU Pueblo 18 23 17 23 17 23
Fort Lewis College 19 24 19 24 18 24
Johnson & Wales University test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Metro State College 17 23 16 23 16 23
Naropa University test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions test-optional admissions
Regis University 22 26 20 26 21 27
University of Colorado at Boulder 25 30 24 31 24 29
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 20 26 20 26 19 26
University of Colorado Denver 21 26 20 26 19 26
University of Denver 26 31 25 32 25 29
University of Northern Colorado 19 25 19 25 18 25
Western State College 19 25 18 24 17 24

Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
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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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