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 thirteen thousand students are enrolled at UCCS.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1020 (25th percentile) - 1230 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 21 (25th percentile) - 26 (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 - 3.38) 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 30 percent continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UCCS acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 84%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCCS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Colorado Colorado Springs was reported as 87.2% in Fall 2020 with over 6,730 college 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 - 26
  • UCCS Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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 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 University of Colorado Colorado Springs has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 92.9%
  • 2017-2018: 92.8%
  • 2018-2019: 91.2%
  • 2019-2020: 87.2%
  • Projected UCCS Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 83.8%

How Does UCCS Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UCCS is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Colorado State University-Pueblo93.0%
University of Denver58.7%
Regis University71.0%
Colorado School of Mines53.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math510 - 610
Total Score1020 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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