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Colorado State University

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Colorado State Says...

Admissions process Colorado State chooses candidates for admission based on course rigor, GPA, test scores, evidence of leadership and service, and individual potential. Colorado State is a selective university, so applications are carefully and individually reviewed. In fall 2007, the middle 50 percent of entering freshmen had a GPA range of 3.2 t... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1062 Campus Delivery

Ammons Hall

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

United States

Phone: 970-491-6909

Fax: 970-491-7799

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 77
SAT:
% Submitting Score:28%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:510 - 620
     Math Middle 50%:510 - 630
ACT:
% Submitting Score:92%
     ACT Middle 50%:22 - 27
     Math Middle 50%:22 - 28
     English Middle 50%:22 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.61
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:39.3%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:23.9%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15.3%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:15.3%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:6.2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:21.9%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:51.8%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:87.5%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 17,970
Total applicants who are accepted: 13,914
Total of accepted students who enroll: 4,398
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 87%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 02/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Priority Application Date: 02/01
Notification Begins: 10/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Amount: $150.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not 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:1
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:2
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:18
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    77
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    510 - 620
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    510 - 630
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    22 - 28
  •      English Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.61
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    12/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    02/01
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