Mines Admissions

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 Informationmines.edu/Admissions
Online Applicationmines.edu/Admissions
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 49.00% and yield is 19.00%. 8,726 men and 3,835 women applied to Mines and 3,927 men and 2,339 women students were accepted. Among them, 825 men and 374 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants12,6618,7263,835
Admitted6,2043,9272,339
Enrolled1,179825374
Acceptance Ratio 49.00%45.00%60.99%
Yield 19.00%21.01%15.99%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 863 students (72% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 677 students (57%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and 25th percentile is 630. The SAT Math score is 740 (75th) and 660 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 100 (75th percentile) and 100 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630710
SAT Math660740
ACT Composite2833
ACT Math2833
ACT English2734
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Colorado School of Mines are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,149, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Mines 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. Next table summarizes Colorado School of Mines application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Mines online application page .
Mines 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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