Admissions Information

The application fee is $45 for applying undergraduate school and $60 for graduate school at Colorado School of Mines. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.mines.edu/undergraduate-admissions/
Online Applicationwww.mines.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 53.08% and the yield is 20.54%. 8,024 men and 3,732 women applied to Mines and 3,754 men and 2,486 women students were accepted. Among them, 847 men and 435 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
Applicants11,7568,0243,732
Admitted6,2403,7542,486
Enrolled1,282847435
Acceptance Rate 53.08%46.78%66.61%
Yield 20.54%22.56%17.50%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 1,034 students (81% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 752 students (59%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 540 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 27 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
SAT Math540750
ACT Composite2733
ACT Math2733
ACT English2534
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Colorado School of Mines are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (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, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Colorado School of Mines.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Mines Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
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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