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 3,400 students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score within the range of 1330 - 1613 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 (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Adams State University admits about 50% of applicants. Of those that are admitted, nearly 37% of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Adams State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Adams State University was reported as 52.6% in Fall 2013 with over 2,660 college 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

  • SAT Scores: 1330 - 1613
  • ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Adams State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Adams State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 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

  • 2009-2010: 57.2%
  • 2010-2011: 55.1%
  • 2011-2012: 63.7%
  • 2012-2013: 60.7%
  • 2013-2014: 52.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.3%

How Does Adams State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Adams State University is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Western State Colorado University93.2%
Fort Lewis College87.5%
Colorado College22.4%
United States Air Force Academy15.4%
St John's College82.4%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Adams State University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 533
Math450 - 550
Writing440 - 530
Total Score1330 - 1613
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 22
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