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Colleges / University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO 4-Year Public

UCCS Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UCCS, the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

UCCS Admissions Stats at a Glance

UCCS 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1110
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 86%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 26%
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Considering Applying Early to UCCS?

University of Colorado Colorado Springs does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to UCCS?

UCCS is a moderately difficult school to get into. UCCS evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UCCS accepted 90% of all applicants, around 8,025 of the 8,956 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UCCS, 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.

What Does UCCS Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UCCS

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important

UCCS 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UCCS must submit the following items. Double check with UCCS's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

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Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UCCS?

Students admitted to UCCS have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 49% submitted a class rank. At UCCS 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Colorado Colorado Springs, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 49%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 19%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

UCCS does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UCCS 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, 86% of UCCS's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UCCS?

To be competitive with other UCCS applicants, you should strive to earn between 1010 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UCCS 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UCCS student is 1110.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UCCS students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UCCS students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UCCS?

To be most competitive at UCCS, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UCCS's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UCCS students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UCCS during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

UCCS Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UCCS?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UCCS.

Does UCCS accept transfer credits?

UCCS accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UCCS accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does UCCS accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UCCS accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UCCS?

No, UCCS is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is UCCS's acceptance rate?

UCCS's acceptance rate is 90%.

Want To Learn More About UCCS?

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UCCS Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

90%

How hard is it to get into UCCS? UCCS is a somewhat selective institution. The UCCS acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.

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UCCS Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCCS is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCCS is Continuous processing.

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

UCCS ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UCCS is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into UCCS. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UCCS SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1200

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Math SAT Range

500 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above

Good

1010 to 1200

Avg

1010 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UCCS students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UCCS, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UCCS.

UCCS GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.38

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UCCS, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. 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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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,111

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

90%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,540

Out-of-State

$20,636

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Application Deadline

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