Western State Colorado University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Western State Colorado University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,592 out of 1,631 applicants or 98% were admitted making Western State Colorado University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Western State Colorado University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 768 863 1,631
Accepted 751 841 1,592
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Enrolled 192 275 467
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 33% 29%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Western State Colorado 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 Western State Colorado University 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 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Western State Colorado University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. 20 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 990 1210
SAT Reading 500 630
SAT Math 490 580
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 16 24
ACT Math 16 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >99%
20 to 23 Avg + 98%-99%
17 to 20 Avg - 97%-98%
14 to 17 Reach 94%-97%
Less than 14 Low <94%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >99%
1100 to 1210 Avg + 98%-99%
990 to 1100 Avg - 97%-98%
880 to 990 Reach 94%-97%
Less than 880 Low <94%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Western State Colorado University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Western State Colorado University was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Western State Colorado University accepts 98% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
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 No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128391 IPEDS survey data for Western State Colorado University.

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