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Colorado School of Mines

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1874
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,223
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $155,072,000
Admissions Address

1600 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401

Website

http://www.mines.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@mines.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: May 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Bruce Goetz
Admissions office telephone: (303) 273-3220
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $50 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 84%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 84%
Total applicants: 3,142
Total acceptances: 2,648
Total freshman enrollment: 788
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 2,378
Male acceptances: 1,972
Male freshman enrollment: 596
 
Female applicants: 764
Female acceptances: 676
Female freshman enrollment: 192
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 20%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 82%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 59%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 - 640
Math: 600 - 690
Combined: 1140 - 1330


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 75%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 25 - 29


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

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