If you want to apply to Colorado School of Mines, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $45.
Here is an overiew of some of Colorado School of Mines's admissions stats.
|Colorado School of Mines 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||57%|
|Mean SAT Score||1390|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||53%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||31%|
These are the application deadlines for Colorado School of Mines.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||No||November 1||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||––|
Colorado School of Mines does not offer early decision or early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Colorado School of Mines is very difficult. Colorado School of Mines evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Colorado School of Mines accepted 57% of all applicants, around 6,838 of the 12,022 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Colorado School of Mines, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Colorado School of Mines waitlisted 1,538 students and 543 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 20 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Colorado School of Mines during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Colorado School of Mines for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Colorado School of Mines, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Colorado School of Mines's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.8|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper quartile of high school class|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Colorado School of Mines have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Colorado School of Mines considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students. At Colorado School of Mines 57% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 87% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
At Colorado School of Mines, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||51%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21%|
|3.25 and 3.49||4%|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
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 Colorado School of Mines directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Colorado School of Mines looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Colorado School of Mines has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 53% of Colorado School of Mines's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Colorado School of Mines applicants, you should aim to earn between 1320 and 1460 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Colorado School of Mines 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1460 and 25% of scored lower than 1320, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Colorado School of Mines student is 1390.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Colorado School of Mines students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Colorado School of Mines students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.
To be most competitive at Colorado School of Mines, you should strive to earn between 29 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Colorado School of Mines's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Colorado School of Mines students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Colorado School of Mines.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Colorado School of Mines during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Colorado School of Mines?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Colorado School of Mines.
Does Colorado School of Mines accept transfer credits?
✅ Colorado School of Mines accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Colorado School of Mines accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
❌ Colorado School of Mines does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Colorado School of Mines?
❌ No, Colorado School of Mines is test optional, so you can make the call whether to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Colorado School of Mines's acceptance rate?
✅ Colorado School of Mines's acceptance rate is 57%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Colorado School of Mines?
❌ Colorado School of Mines does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Colorado School of Mines? Colorado School of Mines is a very selective institution. The Colorado School of Mines acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
33 and Above
29 to 33
29 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Colorado School of Mines is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Colorado School of Mines. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1460 and Above
1320 to 1460
1320 and Less
The median SAT score for Colorado School of Mines students is 1390. 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 1320 to 1460 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colorado School of Mines.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Colorado School of Mines, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.84. 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.
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