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Can I get into CU Denver? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,808 out of 8,615 applicants or 67% were admitted making CU Denver a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. University of Colorado Denver typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||26%||24%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Colorado Denver 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.
Admission data indicates that CU Denver regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Colorado Denver.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. 11 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|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>79%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||67%-79%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||57%-67%|
|18 to 20||Reach||46%-57%|
|Less than 18||Low||<46%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1170 to 1290||Avg +||67%-78%|
|1050 to 1170||Avg -||54%-67%|
|930 to 1050||Reach||41%-54%|
|Less than 930||Low||<41%|
You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Colorado Denver. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Colorado Denver was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CU Denver accepts 67% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||16%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Colorado Denver and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126562 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Denver.