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Colorado College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Colorado Springs, CO

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
City, State, Zip
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294
Phone
(800) 542-7214
Fax
(719) 389-6282
E-mail
admission@coloradocollege.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 13
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 12, February 11
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 17

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
14% of 9,456 applicants were admitted
Women
13% of 5,679 applicants were admitted
Men
14% of 3,777 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
567 (44%) of 1,277 admitted students enrolled
Women
306 (42%) of 733 admitted students enrolled
Men
261 (48%) of 544 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
26% of 1,052 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
16% of 3,727 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,052
Students Accepting Wait List Position
275
Students Admitted From Wait List
23

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
696 average
650-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
53.2%
Score of 600 - 700
35.8%
Score of 500 - 600
10.6%
Score of 400 - 500
.4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
688 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
47.5%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
.5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
67.1%
Score of 24 - 29
29.8%
Score of 18 - 23
3.1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 82%
Top quarter: 98%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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