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University of Colorado, Boulder

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1876
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 26,165
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $290,700,000
Admissions Address

Regent Administration Center, Room 125, 552 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0552

Website

http://www.colorado.edu

Admissions E-mail

apply@colorado.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kevin MacLennan
Admissions office telephone: (303) 492-6301
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.colorado.edu/prospective/freshman/apply.html  
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (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 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 3 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


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

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor 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: January 15
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: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 88%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 88%
Total applicants: 18,173
Total acceptances: 15,971
Total freshman enrollment: 5,695
 
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: 9,124
Male acceptances: 7,807
Male freshman enrollment: 2,982
 
Female applicants: 9,049
Female acceptances: 8,164
Female freshman enrollment: 2,713
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 41%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 23%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 72%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 68%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 - 630
Math: 540 - 650
Combined: 1060 - 1280


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.0% 9.0%
600-699 33.0% 40.0%
500-599 46.0% 40.0%
400-499 14.0% 10.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 75%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 - 28
Math: 22 - 28
Composite: 23 - 28


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 14.0% 18.0% 13.0%
24-29 55.0% 45.0% 53.0%
18-23 30.0% 33.0% 30.0%
12-17 1.0% 4.0% 4.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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