Consult with The Colorado College's admissions department for more information on applying.
Students who submit their applications to Colorado College for fall semester should hear back from Colorado College by March 20.
Here is an overiew of some of Colorado College's admissions stats.
|Colorado College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||4.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||71%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||44%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||33%|
These are the application deadlines for The Colorado College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 20|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||March 20|
Colorado College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Colorado College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
The early decision acceptance rate at Colorado College is 29%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 14%.
Colorado College accepts about 17% of early action applicants and 14% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Colorado College admitted 309 of the 1056 students who applied early decision. Last year, Colorado College admitted 741 of the 4,38 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Colorado College is a very difficult school to get into. Colorado College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Colorado College accepted 14% of all applicants, around 1,564 from the 10,975 applicants.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Colorado College, 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 College waitlisted 739 students and 174 accepted a place on the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 areas where you shine.
What does Colorado College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Colorado College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Colorado College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Colorado College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Colorado College have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 26% submitted a class rank. At Colorado College 71% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 93% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
At The Colorado College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||31%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17.5%|
|3.25 and 3.49||6.2%|
|3.00 and 3.24||2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.4%|
|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 College 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 College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Colorado College 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, 44% of Colorado College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 33% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Colorado College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1265 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Colorado College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1265, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Colorado College students scored 735 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Colorado College students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.
To be most competitive at Colorado College, 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 College'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 College 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 College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Colorado College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Colorado College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Colorado College.
Does Colorado College accept transfer credits?
✅ Colorado College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Colorado College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Colorado College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Colorado College?
❌ No, Colorado College is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Colorado College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Colorado College is 14%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Colorado College?
✅ Colorado College's early decision acceptance rate was 29% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Colorado College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Colorado College was 17% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Colorado College? Colorado College is a very selective institution. The Colorado College acceptance rate is 14%. This means that the institution accepts 14 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado College is Mar 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 College is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Colorado College. 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
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Colorado College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.98. 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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