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Colorado School of Mines

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Maple Street

Golden, CO 80401

United States

Phone: 303-273-3220

Fax: 303-273-3509

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 95
SAT:
% Submitting Score:40%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:590 - 690
     Math Middle 50%:640 - 740
     Writing Middle 50%:560 - 670
ACT:
% Submitting Score:85%
     ACT Middle 50%:28 - 32
     Math Middle 50%:28 - 33
     English Middle 50%:26 - 32
     Writing Middle 50%:7 - 8
Average High School GPA:3.8
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:67.1%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:23.7%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:7.8%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:1.2%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:0.2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:66%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:93%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:90%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 12,169
Total applicants who are accepted: 4,434
Total of accepted students who enroll: 954
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 92%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $45.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Regular Application Deadline: 05/01
Priority Application Date: 03/01
Notification Begins: 10/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $150.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
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:Considered
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not 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:3
     Foreign Language:1
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    95
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    590 - 690
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    640 - 740
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    560 - 670
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    28 - 32
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    28 - 33
  •      English Middle 50%:
    26 - 32
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    7 - 8
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.8
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    05/01
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