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University of Colorado--Boulder

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Visiting And Contact Information

552 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309-0552

United States

Phone: 303-492-6301

Fax: 303-735-2501

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 76
SAT:
% Submitting Score:45%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:520 - 630
     Math Middle 50%:540 - 650
ACT:
% Submitting Score:75%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 29
     Math Middle 50%:23 - 29
     English Middle 50%:23 - 30
Average High School GPA:3.56
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:39.1%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:18.2%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:19%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:15%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:8.3%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.4%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:27%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:56%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:88%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:91%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 22,473
Total applicants who are accepted: 19,710
Total of accepted students who enroll: 5,805
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 85%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 02/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Priority Application Date: 11/15
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:17
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
     History:1
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    76
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    520 - 630
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    540 - 650
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 29
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    23 - 29
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 30
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.56
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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