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Adams State College - 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
      4 School's Recommendation
      2 Standardized Test Scores
      5 Essay

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

      Rank Criterion
      C Character and Personality
      C Extracurricular participation
      C Particular talent or ability
      C 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 3.11.
  • Following is a breakdown of the high school class rank of enrolled freshmen.

    Rank Percent
    Top fifth 33%
    Second fifth 35%
    Third fifth 19%
    Fourth fifth 12%
    Bottom fifth 1%

Standardized Test Score Criteria

    SAT verbal scores over 500 44%, SAT math scores over 500 50%, ACT scores over 18 75%, SAT verbal scores over 600 16%, SAT math scores over 600 14%, ACT scores over 24 16%, SAT verbal scores over 700 0%, SAT math scores over 700 0%, ACT scores over 30 2%
  • Scores reported below include some using the old scoring system which have not been recentered.
  • 15% of accepted applicants submitted an SAT I score and 84% of accepted applicants submitted an ACT score.
  • The recent adjustment to the SAT I scoring system has affected the school's admission policy: Contact the school directly.
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the ACT:

      Score English Math Composite
      29-36 n/a n/a 2%
      27-28 n/a n/a 4%
      24-26 n/a n/a 14%
      21-23 n/a n/a 39%
      Below 21 n/a n/a 41%