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Adams State University

Alamosa, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%

Adams State University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Adams State University. The university admitted 100% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 1,717 students applied to Adams State University and 1,714 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Adams State University, the application fee is $30.

Adams State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Adams State University's admissions stats.

Adams State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 10%
Waitlist No

Adams State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Adams State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Adams State University?

Adams State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Adams State University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Adams State University Admissions

Is Adams State University Hard To Get Into?

Adams State University is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2022, Adams State University accepted 100% of students, about 1,714 from 1,717 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Adams State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Adams State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Adams State University

Adams State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Adams State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Adams State University

What does Adams State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Adams State University for more information on admission factors.

Adams State University Application Requirements

To apply to Adams State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Adams State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements audition for music majors, portfolio for art majors
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Adams State University?

Students admitted to Adams State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Adams State University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 63% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Adams State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.61%
3.75 and 3.99 14.72%
3.50 and 3.74 13.09%
3.25 and 3.49 13.7%
3.00 and 3.24 10.84%
2.50 and 2.9 22.29%
2.00 and 2.49 13.91%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Adams State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Adams State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 25% of Adams State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Adams State University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Adams State University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Adams State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Adams State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Adams State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Adams State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Adams State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Adams State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Adams State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Adams State University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Adams State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Adams State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Adams State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Adams State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Adams State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Adams State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Adams State University?

❌ No, Adams State University is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Adams State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Adams State University's acceptance rate is 100%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Adams State University?

🟨 Adams State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Adams State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Adams State University? Adams State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Adams State University acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 99 out of every 100 applicants.


Adams State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Adams State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Adams State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Adams State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

46 - 570


Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

Adams State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Adams State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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