Adams State University

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Adams State University can be found in Alamosa, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Adams State University has an enrollment of about 3,200 students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score within the range of 890 - 1090 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Adams State University average GPA (2.80 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Adams State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Adams State University was reported as 99.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,770 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Adams State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Adams State University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Adams State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 98.6%
  • 2017-2018: 98.9%
  • 2018-2019: 98.6%
  • 2019-2020: 99.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 91.9%

How Does Adams State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Adams State University is seventy-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Western State Colorado University84.2%
Fort Lewis College91.4%
Colorado College13.5%
United States Air Force Academy11.1%
St John's College66.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Adams State University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 550
Math440 - 540
Total Score890 - 1090
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 22
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