Colorado School of Mines (Mines)

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Colorado School of Mines can be found in Golden, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Mines has an enrollment of nearly 6,900 students.

The majority of students that got into Mines got an SAT score in the range of 1160 - 1460, or got accepted with an ACT score between 27 - 33. We were able to estimate the Mines average GPA (3.55 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 50% of all applicant were accepted at Colorado School of Mines, and from those that were granted acceptance about 21% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mines Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Colorado School of Mines was reported as 53.1% in Fall 2020 with over 11,800 college applications submitted to Mines. 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

  • Mines ACT Scores: 27 - 33
  • Mines Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Colorado School of Mines?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Colorado School of Mines 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 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 School of Mines has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 40.4%
  • 2017-2018: 55.7%
  • 2018-2019: 49.6%
  • 2019-2020: 53.1%
  • Projected Mines Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 47.4%

How Does Mines Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Colorado School of Mines is seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Regis University71.0%
United States Air Force Academy11.1%
Colorado College13.5%
Colorado State University-Pueblo93.0%
Western State Colorado University84.2%

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 Required
  • 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 Mines (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 710
Math540 - 750
Total Score1160 - 1460
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math27 - 33
Composite Score27 - 33
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