Colorado School of Mines GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Colorado School of Mines GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Colorado School of Mines GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Colorado School of Mines GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Colorado School of MInes' Admissions Standards:

Admission to Colorado School of Mines is selective, and in 2015, only 38% of all applicants were admitted. To get in, you're going to need grades and standardized test scores that are well above average. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school averages of 3.5 or higher, SAT scores (RW+M) of about 1200 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 24 or higher. The higher those numbers, the better your chances of receiving an acceptance letter. The average ACT composite for accepted students is 30.

Note that there are many red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue throughout the graph. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Colorado School of Mines did not get in. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because Mines uses has holistic admissions -- admission decisions are based on more than numerical data. The Mines application asks for information about your extracurricular activities and awards, and you also have the opportunity to provide a personal statement. The college also pays close attention to the rigor of your high school courses, especially in math.

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