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Colorado Mesa Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Colorado Mesa? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,540 out of 6,670 applicants or 83% were admitted making Colorado Mesa University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. Colorado Mesa University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,583 3,084 6,670
Accepted 3,010 2,528 5,540
Acceptance Rate 84% 82% 83%
Enrolled 1,088 1,032 2,120
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 41% 38%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Colorado Mesa University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Colorado Mesa regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colorado Mesa University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 835. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1045 out of 1600. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 940 1150
SAT Reading 470 580
SAT Math 470 570
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 16 24
ACT Math 16 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >89%
20 to 23 Avg + 83%-89%
17 to 20 Avg - 74%-83%
14 to 17 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 14 Low <63%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >89%
1045 to 1150 Avg + 83%-89%
940 to 1045 Avg - 74%-83%
835 to 940 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 835 Low <63%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Colorado Mesa University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colorado Mesa University was 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.0 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Colorado Mesa accepts 83% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 17% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 5% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colorado Mesa University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127556 IPEDS survey data for Colorado Mesa University.



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