University of Colorado, Boulder (CU)

Boulder, CO

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University of Colorado, Boulder Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 15
Priority Application Due December 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 11,465 10,279 21,744
Accepted 9,272 8,900 18,172
Acceptance Rate 81% 87% 83%
Enrolled 2,971 2,501 5,472

CU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.55 (weighted)

ACT Scores

(78% of Students Admitted to University of Colorado, Boulder Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 23 to 29
  • Math 24 to 29
  • Composite 23 to 28
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 29 29 28
Bottom 25th Percentile 23 24 23

University of Colorado, Boulder Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 3 3
History 1 1
Math 4 4
Science 3 3
Social Studies 3 3
Lab 2 2
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of Colorado, Boulder Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 29,890 (96%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,090 (3%)

University of Colorado, Boulder Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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