Colorado School of Mines (Mines)

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Colorado School of Mines can be found in Golden, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Mines has an enrollment of nearly 5,500 students.

The majority of students that got into Mines got an SAT score in the range of 1750 - 2040, or got accepted with an ACT score between 27 - 31. We were able to estimate the Mines average GPA (3.48 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 40% of all applicant were accepted at Colorado School of Mines, and from those that were granted acceptance about 22% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mines.edu.

Overall Mines Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

37.4%

The overall acceptance rate for Colorado School of Mines was reported as 37.4% in Fall 2012 with over 11,700 applications submitted to Mines. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Mines SAT Scores: 1750 - 2040
  • Mines ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • Mines Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Colorado School of Mines?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Colorado School of Mines has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mines has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 61.5%
  • 2009-2010: 46.4%
  • 2010-2011: 44.6%
  • 2011-2012: 44.6%
  • 2012-2013: 37.4%
  • Projected Mines Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 43.3%

How Does Mines Compare?

37.4%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Colorado School of Mines is forty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Colorado Christian University97.6%
Regis University69.9%
Johnson & Wales University-Denver78.5%
United States Air Force Academy15.4%
Colorado College22.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants11,68271.9%28.1%
Admitted4,37367.9%32.1%
Enrolled94971.5%28.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mines (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 670
Math630 - 720
Writing550 - 650
Total Score1750 - 2040
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 31
Math27 - 32
Composite Score27 - 31
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