Colorado College

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Colorado College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Colorado Springs, CO, a predominately urban area. Around two thousand students are enrolled at Colorado College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1840 (25th percentile) - 2130 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 27 (25th percentile) - 32 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Colorado College average GPA ranges from 3.62 to 3.78 for accepted students. The acceptance rate of Colorado College is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of students which applied being admitted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Colorado College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Colorado College was reported as 22.4% in Fall 2013 with over 5,750 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: 1840 - 2130
  • ACT Scores: 27 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Colorado College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Colorado College 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 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 Colorado College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 32.4%
  • 2010-2011: 33.6%
  • 2011-2012: 25.8%
  • 2012-2013: 23.2%
  • 2013-2014: 22.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 25.2%

How Does Colorado College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Colorado College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
United States Air Force Academy15.4%
Johnson & Wales University-Denver78.5%
Adams State University52.6%
Western State Colorado University93.2%
Fort Lewis College87.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Colorado College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 710
Math610 - 720
Writing620 - 700
Total Score1840 - 2130
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 34
Math26 - 31
Composite Score27 - 32
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