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 9,700 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 930 (25th percentile) - 1170 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 18 (25th percentile) - 25 (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 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. MSC has an acceptance rate of around 78% with 30% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Colorado Mesa University was reported as 78.2% in Fall 2020 with over 8,830 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 - 25
  • MSC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Colorado Mesa University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into MSC, 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 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 Colorado Mesa University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.7%
  • 2017-2018: 81.7%
  • 2018-2019: 80.7%
  • 2019-2020: 78.2%
  • Projected MSC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.5%

How Does Colorado Mesa University (MSC) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Colorado Mesa University is thirty-eight 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%
Adams State University99.1%
Colorado School of Mines53.1%
Regis University71.0%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Colorado Mesa University (MSC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 590
Math460 - 580
Total Score930 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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