Colorado Mesa University (MSC)

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Colorado Mesa University, 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 Grand Junction, CO, a predominately urban area. MSC has an enrollment of about 8,500 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 880 (25th percentile) - 1090 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to Colorado Mesa University. We were able to estimate the Colorado Mesa University (MSC) average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. MSC has an acceptance rate of around 82% with 42% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Colorado Mesa University (MSC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Colorado Mesa University was reported as 82.1% in Fall 2013 with over 6,450 college applications submitted to Colorado Mesa University. 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

  • MSC ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • MSC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Colorado Mesa University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Colorado Mesa University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 Mesa University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 82.0%
  • 2010-2011: 79.7%
  • 2011-2012: 79.9%
  • 2012-2013: 82.4%
  • 2013-2014: 82.1%
  • Projected MSC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.5%

How Does Colorado Mesa University (MSC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Colorado Mesa University is forty-eight percent higher 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%
Adams State University52.6%
Colorado School of Mines37.4%
Colorado Christian University97.6%

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 Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Colorado Mesa University (MSC) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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