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Metropolitan State College of Denver

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1963
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 21,154
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1201 Fifth Street
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Website

http://www.mscd.edu

Admissions E-mail

askmetro@mscd.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Elena Sandoval-Lucero
Admissions office telephone: (303) 556-3058
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
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: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.mscd.edu/enroll/admissions/application/  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 15


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

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
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: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not 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: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 77%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 5,053
Total acceptances: 3,915
Total freshman enrollment: 2,252
 
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: 2,374
Male acceptances: 1,834
Male freshman enrollment: 1,098
 
Female applicants: 2,679
Female acceptances: 2,081
Female freshman enrollment: 1,154
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
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: 2%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 52%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 19%
Average high school GPA: 2.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 82%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 8%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 - 560
Math: 430 - 560
Combined: 870 - 1120


 

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 2.0%
600-699 N/A 12.0%
500-599 N/A 38.0%
400-499 N/A 37.0%
300-399 N/A 9.0%
200-299 N/A 2.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 82%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 22
Math: 17 - 22
Composite: 17 - 22


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.7% 2.8% 0.5%
24-29 16.0% 15.2% 14.5%
18-23 61.0% 51.4% 48.0%
12-17 22.0% 27.0% 36.8%
6-11 0.3% 3.6% 0.2%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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