University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

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UCCS can be found in Colorado Springs, CO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around nine thousand students are enrolled at UCCS.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 940 (25th percentile) - 1180 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 21 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into UCCS. We were able to estimate the UCCS average GPA (3.13 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 90 percent of all applicant were admitted at UCCS, and from those that were granted acceptance around 25 percent continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UCCS acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCCS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Colorado Colorado Springs was reported as 91.0% in Fall 2013 with over 7,030 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • UCCS ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • UCCS Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Colorado Colorado Springs has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 64.5%
  • 2010-2011: 65.2%
  • 2011-2012: 67.8%
  • 2012-2013: 60.2%
  • 2013-2014: 91.0%
  • Projected UCCS Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 73.8%

How Does UCCS Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UCCS is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Colorado State University-Pueblo94.3%
University of Denver76.7%
Colorado Christian University97.6%
Regis University69.9%
Colorado School of Mines37.4%

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 UCCS (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 25
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