Admissions Information

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $60 for graduate school at University of Colorado Boulder. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.colorado.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 78.35% and the yield is 22.32%. 20,160 men and 20,517 women applied to CU Boulder and 15,399 men and 16,473 women students were accepted. Among them, 3,604 men and 3,509 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants40,67720,16020,517
Admitted31,87215,39916,473
Enrolled7,1133,6043,509
Acceptance Rate 78.35%76.38%80.29%
Yield 22.32%23.40%21.30%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 5,148 students (72% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3,371 students (47%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 670 and the 25th percentile is 580. The SAT Math score is 690 (75th) and 560 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 31 (75th percentile) and 25 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580670
SAT Math560690
ACT Composite2531
ACT Math2429
ACT English2432
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of Colorado Boulder are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of Colorado Boulder.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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CU Boulder Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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