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Colleges / Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate58%

About Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public, state institution in the town of Golden, Colorado. Colorado School of Mines was founded in 1874. The college enrolls around 7,408 students a year, including 5,774 undergraduates.

Colorado School of Mines Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Colorado School of Mines. Colorado School of Mines admitted 58% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 10,886 applications received in 2022, 6,314 students were offered admission.

Colorado School of Mines Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45%

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Colorado School of Mines is located in Golden, Colorado, near Denver.

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College Info

1500 Illinois Street Golden, CO 80401-1887

Campus Setting: Small Town

Colorado School of Mines Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado School of Mines is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado School of Mines is May 1.

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

Colorado School of Mines SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1460


Math SAT Range

680 - 760


Reading SAT Range

650 - 728

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1460 and Above


1340 to 1460


1340 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colorado School of Mines students is 1399. Applicants with SAT scores of 1460 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colorado School of Mines, while applicants with SAT scores between 1340 to 1460 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1340 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colorado School of Mines.

Colorado School of Mines Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Colorado School of Mines is like? There are approximately 7,408 students enrolled at Colorado School of Mines, including 5,774 undergraduate students and 1,634 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from CO and 43% percent of students are from other states.


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