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Western State College of Colorado - Admission Criteria

Criteria Ranking | High School GPA and Class Rank | Standardized Tests

Criteria Ranking

  • Academic ranking criteria for this college is listed below. Academic criteria are ranked in order of importance from 1 (Most important) through 5 (Least important) or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      1 Secondary School Record
      3 Class Rank
      5 School's Recommendation
      2 Standardized Test Scores
      4 Essay

  • The following non-academic criteria are indicated as E (Emphasized), I (Important), C Considered, or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      I Character and Personality
      C Extracurricular participation
      C Particular talent or ability
      N Geographical distribution
      C Alumni/ae relationship

High School GPA and Class Rank

  • The average high school/secondary school Grade Point Average for freshmen stood at 2.84.
  • Following is a breakdown of the high school class rank of enrolled freshmen.

    Rank Percent
    Top fifth 11%
    Second fifth 22%
    Third fifth 23%
    Fourth fifth 19%
    Bottom fifth 7%
    Unknown 18%

Standardized Test Score Criteria

  • Scores reported below use the new scoring system.
  • The following scores do not include Freshmen transfers.
  • The following scores do not include Special program students.
  • The majority of accepted applicants took the ACT test.
  • The recent adjustment to the SAT I scoring system has affected the school's admission policy: Minimum SAT I score recommendation was raised.
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the SAT I:

      SAT verbal scores over 500 52%, SAT math scores over 500 49%, ACT scores over 18 81%, SAT verbal scores over 600 12%, SAT math scores over 600 11%, ACT scores over 24 18%, SAT verbal scores over 700 0%, SAT math scores over 700 1%, ACT scores over 30 1%

  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the ACT:

      Score English Math Composite
      30-36 1% n/a 1%
      24-29 20% 13% 18%
      18-23 50% 62% 64%
      12-17 28% 25% 17%
      6-11 1% n/an/a