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 two 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 890 - 1110 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 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 (2.80 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Metro State accepts about 60 percent of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, around 27 percent enrolled. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Metro State acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 57%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Metro State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Metropolitan State University of Denver was reported as 61.3% in Fall 2020 with over 13,600 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: 17 - 23
  • Metro State Average GPA: 2.80 - 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 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 Metro State has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.9%
  • 2017-2018: 64.3%
  • 2018-2019: 59.4%
  • 2019-2020: 61.3%
  • Projected Metro State Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 57.3%

How Does Metro State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Metropolitan State University of Denver is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Denver58.7%
University of Colorado Denver67.3%
University of Colorado Boulder78.4%
University of Northern Colorado90.8%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Metro State (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 560
Math440 - 550
Total Score890 - 1110
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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