Metropolitan State University of Denver (Metro State)

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Metropolitan State University of Denver can be found in Denver, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at Metro State number over twenty six thousand per year, and is one of the largest colleges in the state.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Metropolitan State University of Denver. A score between 930 - 1200 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Metro State average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Metro State accepts about 70 percent of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, around 48 percent enrolled. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Metro State acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Metro State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Metropolitan State University of Denver was reported as 71.2% in Fall 2012 with over 5,870 college applications submitted to Metro State. 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

  • Metro State ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Metro State Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Metropolitan State University of Denver?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Metropolitan State University of Denver 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 Metro State has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 75.4%
  • 2009-2010: 71.6%
  • 2010-2011: 70.1%
  • 2011-2012: 63.0%
  • 2012-2013: 71.2%
  • Projected Metro State Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.1%

How Does Metro State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Metropolitan State University of Denver is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Colorado Denver75.9%
University of Denver76.7%
University of Colorado Boulder87.7%
University of Northern Colorado69.6%
Colorado State University-Fort Collins77.4%

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 Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Metro State (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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